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Tier Two (Don't Delete)

By the numbers

Integrity, community, and friendships:
  • Are you determined to stand within your integrity as you discover and refine your gifts, values, and voice?
  • Do you want to help make your school community, team, or club safer and more successful?
  • Are you looking to make lifelong friends while learning critical life and leadership skills?
We're looking for students who are:
  • honest and honorable
  • engaged across a range of disciplines: academic, athletic, artistic, and service
  • eager to learn more about themselves, others, and the world
  • willing to choose the brave road when they know doing so will benefit others
  • from a range of socio-economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds around the world

How to Apply: Core Leadership California

When students return home, they report the following:
  • ability to motivate and collaborate with their peers successfully
  • embodied confidence
  • greater awareness of how they react to pressure
  • inner motivation to build healthy habits
  • an emerging ability to make regular, smart, healthy decisions under pressure
  • increased ability to tap into their gifts as artists and athletes
  • gratitude to have a global network of support
  • a tremendous sense of safety and belonging in themselves and among their peers

Find your voice.

Live your values.

Learn to Lead.

CLCA by the numbers:

  • 44% male and 56% female
  • 60% people of color
  • 53% of students receive some form of financial aid, with $253K awarded since 2012
  • Students from 20 states and 14 countries have participated
  • 2:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 30% international students


  • Amherst College
  • Beijing National Day School (Beijing)
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brown University
  • California State University
  • Carmel High School
  • College Preparatory School
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Fountain Valley School
  • Groton School
  • Harvard University
  • Hobart William Smith College
  • Hopkins School
  • Hotchkiss School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kambala School (Sydney)
  • Lehigh University
  • Middlebury College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Palma High School
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Phillips Academy Andover
  • Pomona College
  • Qatar Leadership Academy (Qatar)
  • Regina Mundi High School (Zimbabwe)
  • Renda Fuzhong (Beijing)
  • Sacred Heart Prep
  • Santa Catalina School
  • Serima Secondary School (Zimbabwe)
  • Shanghai Foreign Language School (Shanghai)
  • Sir Francis Drake High School
  • Sonoma High School
  • Stanford University
  • St. Paul's School
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • University of California
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Waterford Kamhlaba United World College (Swaziland)
  • Window Rock High School
  • Yale University