School Leadership

Bank Street Principals Institute (PI)

The Bank Street Graduate School of Education's Principals Institute (PI) has graduated more than 30 cohorts of New York City leaders and has been cited by Stanford University researchers as an exemplary principal preparation program. PI has a strong focus on instructional leadership (including special education leadership) and includes an intensive advisory/internship component. Classes are scheduled in the evening and summers to allow participants to continue working. The program takes place over 18 months and leads to a master's degree in educational leadership, as well as New York State School Building Leader (SBL) certification.

Qualifications needed to enter the program or role:

  • Be nominated by a current school or network leader who has close knowledge of the nominee's work and leadership potential.
  • Aspire to leadership positions in the public school setting
  • Be a certified educator in the New York City public schools
  • Have at least two years of classroom experience (or experience in pupil personnel services) when they begin the program
  • Be willing to participate in study groups and other Wallace-funded activities at their sites and at other locations within their networks and clusters
  • Be willing to participate in a Wallace-funded activity after program completion

Key dates:

  • Deadline for nominations is February 10, 2014 
  • Deadline for applications is February 24, 2014 
  • Program begins September 2014

Program Contact:

Nominations should be sent to