School Leader Institute Application: Building an Inclusive Community in Divisive Times

  • Close Up’s School Leader Institute: Building an Inclusive Community in Divisive Times, created in partnership with Thaden School, is intended to help administrators create a strategic vision and communication plan that supports an inclusive school climate, fosters open and authentic dialogue, and addresses the demands of parents, board members, and other stakeholders.

    Participants will hear from school leaders who have successfully navigated difficult scenarios, deliberate about pressing issues facing independent schools, develop a strategic vision for civil and respectful discourse at school, and develop tools and approaches to implement that vision.


    Application Process:
    Thank you for applying to the School Leader Institute! The application deadline is May 15 and candidates selected for the Institute will be notified by June 1, 2021. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. Please contact with any questions.



Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.