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 and Deadlines

Applications for the January 2020 program have closed.  Application for the January 2021 will open in December 2019.  If you would like to be notified when the application opens, please fill out the Contact Us form.

The application requires

  • an application form
  • undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 
    • 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.
  • two short essays, and
  • a current CV.

For additional information, please contact the Klingenstein Center at Klingenstein@tc.columbia.edu.

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