The Interschool Leadership Institute (ILI) is a program designed to support the next generation of leaders of color in independent schools.  While parts of the institute will be dedicated to the nuts-and-bolts of managing and leading, the bulk of our work will be engaging in dialogue with each other and experts in fields of education, psychology, and organizational leadership to better understand ourselves in our relationships to others in the workplace.  These social and emotional competencies are the key to transformational leadership.  Our goal at ILI is to provide the education, resources, and connections that will make participants more effective at enhancing the experience of the work environment for themselves as well as their students, parents, and colleagues.




  • Workshops and panels with experienced educators of color in independent schools as well as leaders in the field of educational and organizational leadership. 

  • A special day-long workshop facilitated by Dr. Howard Stevenson, Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collective.

  • Network with distinguished administrators of color from independent schools around the country.

  • One-on-one and group advising and the opportunity to develop a leadership learning plan to chart your leadership development after the Institute.


Dates of Summer 2022 Institute

Orientation on Sunday, July 10th from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 15th from 8:30am - 5:00pm

(Tuesday and Friday end at 6:30pm)



The Calhoun School

160 W. 74th Street (b/t Amsterdam and Columbus)

New York, NY 10024 



$1600, per participant, paid to New York Interschool Association.  Books, lunch, snacks, and graduation dinner on Friday are included.


Accommodations in New York are not included in the tuition, but the following hotels have reasonable rates and are close the the Calhoun campus:


To Apply            

ILI is open to educators of color with at least four years of experience working in independent schools.  To apply, please submit your resume, two letter of references (one must be from a supervisor), and a personal statement (no more than 2 pages) explaining why you would like to attend ILI.  Please submit your applications online HERE by April 1st. Acceptances will be announced via email by midnight on April 22nd.


If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Eric Osorio, Director of ILI, at info@ilinyc.org or Brandie Clarke, Associate Director of Interschool and the Faculty Diversity Search, at bclarke@interschool.org