Leadership Certificate Program

BB电子 is taking the lead once again, becoming the first all-girls' school to launch a Leadership Certificate Program.

Inaugurated in the 2018-19 school year under the Patricia J. Mitchell '65 Leadership Institute, the Leadership Certificate Program provides students with specialized, in-depth leadership training and experiences that will further distinguish them throughout their educational, professional and personal endeavors. In addition to receiving a commemorative certificate of achievement, students who participate in this Upper School program will graduate from BB电子 having completed a specific course track, at least 25 leadership service hours, and a capstone independent study, which draws heavily from original research and a comprehensive leadership 面试.


两个 course tracks that satisfy the requirements for the Leadership Certificate. When applying for admission to the program, a student specifies which of the 两个 course tracks she would like to pursue:

Leadership Certificate

Leadership Certificate Scholars 将 四个 courses; 两个 leadership courses and 两个 Leadership Certificate 选修课.

蒸汽 Leadership Certificate

蒸汽 (Science, 技术, Engineering, Art, and Math) Leadership Scholars五个 courses; 两个 leadership courses and three 蒸汽 Leadership Electives in 两个 disciplines (eg. in science and math; technology and math; science and technology).

All students in the Leadership Certificate program – in both tracks – undertake a semester-long Capstone project, which is an independent, intensive study of a leadership topic selected by the student. As part of the Capstone project, each student conducts her own primary research culminating in a 30-minute presentation on her findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

学生s in the Leadership Certificate track may select any topic related to leadership. 学生s in the 蒸汽 Leadership Certificate track select a topic related to 蒸汽 and leadership.


Pathway to Completing the Leadership Certificate Program

Freshmen Year

  • 学生s begin accruing Leadership 服务 Hours
  • Second semester: Freshmen apply for admittance to program

Sophomore Year

  • 学生s eligible to take leadership 选修课
  • 学生s continue to accrue leadership service hours

Junior Year

  • Complete Foundations of Leadership course (in 1st or 2nd semester)
  • 一个leadership elective (recommended)
  • Leadership service hours

Senior Year

  • Complete Capstone Independent Study (in 1st or 2nd semester)
  • One - 两个 leadership 选修课
  • Leadership service hours (must have at least 25小时)
  • 最后 面试