The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders, Inc. (School Leaders) was created in 2015 based on the belief that Philadelphia’s strength as a city depends on its ability to deliver quality educational opportunities for all 215,000 students in its district, charter, and faith-based schools. Realizing this vision requires strong leadership in our schools. Recognizing that principals are the catalyst for change, School Leaders invests in leaders across district, charter, and faith-based schools in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders is a nonprofit organization that develops, engages, and retains principals and system leaders who transform schools, dramatically improve student outcomes, and drive systemic change to prepare all Philadelphia students for college, career, and life. Our programs develop principals – and the system leaders who supervise and support principals – by providing hands-on, relevant, and actionable training and cultivating collaboration among a network of outstanding peers. We provide school and system leaders with the necessary tools, skills, and networks to elevate their performance and improve school and student outcomes. Now in our seventh year, School Leaders serves nearly one-third of Philadelphia’s principals, the critical mass needed to drive systemic change for our city’s schools and students.