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Thank you for your interest in becoming a fellow of the ACE Principal Academy! Applications for the fourth cohort of Cabrini Fellows are due by March 1, 2024. The fellowship will begin in Summer 2024 on the campus of Notre Dame.

2024 Summer Institute Dates: Saturday, July 20 through Friday, July 26, 2024.

Program Eligibility

  • Candidates must be a current Catholic school principal and secure a letter of recommendation from their (arch)diocesan superintendent. Additionally, all candidates must hold certification as a school building administrator.
  • Ideally, an (arch)diocese will have 3-4 school leaders participating as a cohort of Cabrini Fellows. Interested candidates are encouraged to speak with colleagues and with their superintendent to identify other school leaders for this program
  • Each candidate must complete the application process. A team from the ACE Principal Academy will conduct interviews with qualified applicants to assess the requisite skills, dispositions, and organizational capacity to benefit from the program. Successful candidates embrace a growth mindset, communicate a belief that all students can achieve at a high level through strong faith formation and effective instruction, and demonstrate a capacity for executive coaching to lead transformational change in their school community. 

Before beginning an application, please read through the entire Application Guide found below. We strongly encourage all applicants to gather the necessary information and write out the short essay questions in the Application Guide prior to beginning the application.

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