“It was an extremely well-rounded, focused, and purposeful professional experience that combined practical experiences with knowledge building in school design.” -Past Fellow
About the Fellowship
The New Schools For Phoenix Fellowship is an intensive five-month experience designed to cultivate transformative leaders with the awareness, knowledge, and ability to lead highly-effective schools. Allowing for continuation of current work or study, the Fellowship uses evenings and weekends for Fellows to visit highly-effective schools nationally, dialogue with school leaders, build knowledge of excellent school design, and craft a vision for their own schools. Ideal candidates are current school leaders in the Phoenix urban core ready to take their school to the next level or innovative leaders who want to design a new model that will dramatically raise the bar for student achievement in a low-income, urban community. Upon completion of the Fellowship, leaders will advance to our School Incubator or Pathway to Excellence.
The Fellowship is built on three core principles:
Tuition, workshop materials, and travel and lodging costs during excellent school tours will be paid for by New Schools For Phoenix. Upon completion of the Fellowship, leaders on track to found a new school can apply for up to $750,000 in grant funding through the Arizona Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program to pay for additional coaching and support.
Our Fellows have the experience and dispositions to develop a vision and lead a school to high levels of performance. Candidates have at least three years of teaching experience and at least two years of leading a team. Learn more.
How to Apply
Acceptance into the fellowship is a highly-competitive process. Leaders must demonstrate a commitment to excellence and have the capacity to fully engage in all fellowship activities.
Step 1: Submit application online – Due March 14th
Step 2: Phone screening to determine fit (as needed)
Step 3: In-person individual and group interview day – April 25-29
Our final cohort will be announced by May 13th