We’ve Got Your Back.

The hard work doesn’t end when your school receives its charter.
In fact, that’s when it really begins.

Recruiting and training qualified, dedicated teachers. Developing assessments and building curriculum. Managing the school’s financial future.

BES understands – and has experienced first-hand – the challenges facing new charter schools. We believe that strong coaching of high-capacity leaders is the most effective way to ensure high quality schools in underserved urban communities across the country.

This is why we offer Follow On Support, to challenge and support each founder in the planning year through the second year of operation to effectively deliver on the school’s mission and vision and achieve its ambitious goals.

Building Excellent Schools is committed to the success of high-performing schools, which is why we continue to provide training and guidance to BES school leaders after The Fellowship year ends.

Having built and sustained 100+ successful urban charter schools, BES understands how to address—and anticipate—the many challenges inherent in the startup phase of all charter schools, including staff recruitment, student enrollment, facility acquisition, governance development, leadership development, financial planning, operational implementation, staff training and instructional planning.

Drawing upon the expertise of The Network, Follow On Support provides BES schools with targeted, on-demand, on-site support as well as professional development by top practitioners.

Our Follow On Support team assists schools in the following areas:
  • leadership growth
  • staff development
  • instructional coaching
  • culture building
  • operational strategy
  • board governance

Contact Paul Adler, Director of Follow On Support, to find out how we can best support you.