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2014 Leadership Academy Application Process has begun.


We are pleased to announce that the application process for the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Leadership Academy 2014 cohort is now open.  This letter and web resource links serve as an introduction to the application, requirements, content, time frame, and costs associated with the program. 

Applications are now being reviewed.  Candidates selected into the program will be notified within three weeks of completing their file with the admissions office. We expect there to be many more applicants than available positions and it would be wise to apply soon.

To read full text of introductory letter please click here:  Introduction Letter



Links to more information:


For new students not currently enrolled who are interested in learning more about and applying for the 2014 cohort, link here for program information:

Leadership Academy 2014 Cohort


For students who attended the summer 2013 Leadership Academy and are currently completing courses and field work, link here for program updates:

Leadership Academy 2013 Cohort 


Financial aid may be available. For information visit Financial Aid  or call 413.662.5219.


 "MCLA's Leadership Academy was a program that altered my conceptions of what educational leadership is and can become. Thought-provoking readings and assignments, collaborating with fellow educators from around the country, and learning through the arts allowed for critical conversations and deep reflection.
Exploring national educational issues and applying solutions in our own local schools made the Leadership Academy a relevant and powerful experience. It has shaped and helped me grow as a leader to find solutions in an increasingly complex and changing world."

Brendan D. Sheran
Social Studies Dept.
Ap U.S. History and U.S. History II
Pittsfield High School
Pittsfield, MA