Year-long program with four seasonal in-person retreats; these dates are for Gathering 1.
Shelburne, VT

Program and graduate credit inquiries: contact Jen Cirillo at or 802-985-0315

Registration and scholarship questions: email

Registration Details

Registration for this program is by application only, please see the program description for details. Before applying for or coming to the farm for this program, please read our COVID Policies & Information.

Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy 2023-24 - Summer: GROWTH

Educator Programs
Educators walk down a trail outdoors.

Our year-long, residential leadership academy brings together education leaders to form a peer network committed to better aligning education towards the goals of ecological integrity, economic vitality, and social justice.

In the summer, we take a cue from the natural world and look to what is alive and growing. We experience summer on the farm, by the lake, and in the field and forest. We share what is alive for us as educators and leaders in our work.  

Learn more about this program

Registration Fees

  • Participation: $2000.00 (Includes meals and accommodations; excludes travel and graduate credit).
  • Limited number of partial scholarships available (partial scholarships are available for the course fee only, graduate credits are not covered). Please fill out the scholarship application prior to applying for the program.
  • Optional graduate credits for an additional fee. Choose to pursue 3 credits or 6 credits ($235 per credit for Vermont residents, $300 per credit for out-of-state residents). Contact hours: 90.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Leadership Academy 2023-24! Registration for this program is by application only. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full, and the program is typically limited to 16 participants.

To apply, please send an email to Jen Cirillo,, with a response to the essay questions: What change do you hope to make in the world? And, how will this experience in the EFS Leadership Academy help you reach your goals? (750 word max.)