The Leadership Institute is a three-year program intended to fit around the structures of our students’ busy lives. Each year members participate in sports, clubs, activities and generally involve themselves in the community. In addition to field trips, and other hands-on experiences, Leadership Institute students may attend special Leadership Speaker Dinner Series involving small group discussion with proven leaders. In May of 2017, The Leadership Institute hosted Admiral Samuel Locklear who last served as the Commander of the US Pacific Command from March 9, 2012, to May 27, 2015.
Any student may express interest at the end of their freshman year to join the program. In their Sophomore year, students will participate in four after school seminars that grapple with the fundamentals of leadership in a project-based, cooperative style. Junior and Senior students take ½ credit courses in leadership traits and profiles of leaders. Ultimately students will present a capstone project, for which each leader must actively attempt to improve the Calvert Hall community while tracking his efforts and reflecting upon them. The successful completion of all of the requirements of the Institute will result in graduation with distinction.
The Leadership Institute prepares students to become leaders in the Calvert Hall community and the communities they will belong to as they grow and continue to develop as young men. With an awareness that we live in an increasingly global society, the Leadership Institute promotes the development of communication and team building skills as well as empathy and cultural appreciation that are the foundations for educational and professional success.