Heads of Schools Program Application Process and Deadlines

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently service as head of an independent or international school and plan to continue as a head upon completion of the program.
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Applicants with degrees from outside the United States have additional requirements. 1) They must complete a course-by-course evaluation from either World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), which may take several weeks.  2) If the language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, an IELTS or TOEFL score will be required.

Application Deadlines and Requirements 

Application deadline for the January 2022 cohort will be April 1, 2021. To be notified when the application becomes available, complete the Contact Us form and specify Heads 2022 as your program of interest. 

The application requires

  • an application form
  • official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 
  • two short essays, and
  • a current CV.
If you have questions about the Heads of Schools Program, please contact the Klingenstein Center at Klingenstein@tc.columbia.edu.
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