Give Us a Year. We’ll Give You Everything You Need.
Found and lead a charter school of uncompromising excellence.
Through The Fellowship, highly motivated individuals who are deeply committed to improving urban education participate in rigorous, yearlong training that prepares them to design, found, and lead a high-performing, urban charter school.
At the end of the Fellowship year, BES Fellows apply to establish their own free-standing, locally controlled charter school — customized to the needs of its community and independent of any management organization.
BES Fellows receive a stipend plus benefits as well as extensive training and support throughout the intensive year. After the Fellowship year, they receive additional assistance and coaching as they guide their schools through startup and early operation.
The Fellowship year at a glance
- 100 training days throughout the year, across the country and in Boston, covering:
- school culture
- instructional leadership
- strategic management
- financial management
- community relations
- An extended residency in a successful urban charter school under the supervision of an experienced school leader
- Coaching and support for board and charter application development
- Visits to more than 45 of the highest performing charter schools across the country
Following the BES approach of an academically rigorous instructional program, dramatically increased instructional time, and a relentless focus on literacy and mathematics, BES schools routinely outperform their surrounding districts on standardized tests and thoroughly prepare their students for success in college — and in life.
To date, BES has established 100+ schools in 26 cities across 15 states and the District of Columbia. View a map of our schools.
BES schools educate 25,000+ students in grades Pre-K-12 from families with household incomes at or below the poverty line.
Stake Your Territory.
For the 2017-18 Fellowship , BES is seeking fearless leaders to design, found, and lead schools in deserving communities nationwide. The need is great and urgent.
Hover over each box to see why.
The 2018 Fellowship application is now open.
October 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
March 1, 2018
June 1, 2018
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage serious candidates to apply today. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with technical issues or questions about the application process.