Summer Institute - Admissions

"People ask if I've incorporated anything I learned at Klingenstein into my actual teaching. Usually, I just say, it changed my entire approach to what I do. Because of the Summer Institute, I now know what kind of teacher I want to be, even if I'm not there yet." Matthew Haber SI '09, University School of Nashville, TN

Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers

Teachers with two to five years of full-time head teaching experience are eligible to apply to receive this two week fully-funded fellowship. Up to 75 participants are chosen each year from a competitive pool of applicants. The awards committee considers a candidate's teaching promise, ability to work collaboratively and leadership potential.

To apply, candidates are asked to submit a completed application form, a statement of purpose, a recommendation from the division director or department chair, a recommendation from the head of school, and all post-secondary transcripts.

Tuition, housing and meals are provided at no cost to accepted students.  Accepted students are responsible for their own transportation expenses to and from the program, but many participants' schools cover the travel costs including transportation to and from the airport, train or bus station to Lawrenceville School.

The 2015 Summer Institute will run from Thursday, June 18th until Wednesday, July 1st.

The deadline for applying to the Summer 2015 program is January 15, 2015. Admission decisions will be emailed by mid-April.

The Klingenstein Center will cover the cost of the online application fee.  In order to avoid paying the fee, you must indicate in your payment option that you will pay by Check.  We will not be able to reimburse any application fees submitted online.

The Teachers College non-degree online application for the 2015 Klingenstein Summer Institute is not yet accessible. We expect it will be available near the end of October.   Please contact Cindy Uejio at 212-678-3449 if you have any questions or would like to leave your email to be notified when the application is available.