Have you been dreaming of an opportunity to step outside the day-to-day challenges of leading your school to find professional reinvigoration and personal renewal? This is what you’ve been waiting for...
Come to this fully-funded, two-week fellowship to join a cohort of independent and international school heads at Columbia University's Teachers College. Through intensive study and collaboration, you'll have a remarkable experience that leaves you with renewed vision, passion, and energy to lead your school.
Discuss current educational issues, dive into educational philosophy and ethics, and immerse yourself in reflective-practice. Engage in design thinking and case study work with Klingenstein master's students. Visit independent schools in New York City to observe a variety of programs and ideas.
Connect to a cohort of fellow leaders to form lasting relationships. In addition to academic study, participants enjoy time together with all New York City has to offer. The group attends a number of social and cultural events including dinners, a private museum tour and a Broadway show.
Balancing multiple roles and constituencies is an around-the-clock job for heads. The demands of running a school leave little time for much needed academic renewal and discussion and few chances for meaningful reflection and personal development. This unique opportunity to spend two weeks with fellow heads will allow you return to your school with solution-focused academic research, renewed vision, and revitalized passion for education and leadership. You owe it to yourself and your school to apply.
Your Klingenstein experience begins with your application via the Teachers College Office of Admissions. Applications for the Heads 2024 Cohort closed. To be notified when applications open for the 2025 cohort, please fill out the Contact Us form and specify "Heads Fellowship" as your program of interest.
Learn more about the Program requirements and the application process in the FAQ section.
Associate Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
Connect with Latoya to learn more about Klingenstein programs and application processes via the Contact Us Form or at 212-678-6666.
The application deadline each year is April 15.