Academy at a Glance
The Broad Academy engages with passionate, proven leaders dedicated to transforming school systems so every student receives a world-class public education.

The Broad Academy is a highly selective, advanced development program for talented, innovative leaders from across the nation. The Academy works with these transformative leaders to drive dramatic gains in student achievement in large-city school districts, high-performing urban public charter school systems, state and federal education agencies and public turnaround systems. With the Academy’s support, participants emerge from the 18-month program ready to pioneer sustainable breakthrough initiatives that enable public school systems to thrive and succeed.




More than 150 leaders across the U.S. have completed The Broad Academy program. To read about Academy graduates, click here.


Following a rigorous application and review process, between 10 and 15 participants from within and outside K-12 education are selected for each cohort. The program includes Fellows with plans to grow the systems they currently lead as well as those who are on a career path to lead a large urban school system.

Program Content

The Academy fosters critical knowledge and leadership skills through a program structured around three pillars:

For more information on program content, click here.

Speakers and Facilitators

Academy sessions feature a variety of speakers and facilitators, including current and former urban superintendents, leaders of other highly-regarded organizations and senior government officials.

Program Structure

The 18-month program includes five in-person sessions in various locations across the country. In between sessions, participants complete rigorous coursework, including robust preparatory activities tied to upcoming session topics and independent projects for a personalized learning plan. The Broad Center covers program and travel expenses. Click here for details.