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 has been EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 2, 2015. Admission decisions will be emailed approximately mid-April.

The Klingenstein Center will cover the cost of the online application fee.  Please ignore the request for the fee.  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 NOW accessible. Please download the guide at the bottom of this page for the link and pay particular attention to the Program Information's "Area of Interest" section so that you are directed to the special sections for the Summer Institute application.

Please contact Cindy Uejio at 212-678-3449 if you have any questions.