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"The Academy gave me the tools that I need to apply to Ivy League schools and made me realize I definitely want to be a doctor." — Pre-Med student

Explore New York City

The Baruch Leadership Academy takes place at Baruch College, a thriving, internationally ranked institution, located in the heart of New York City, midtown Manhattan. Leadership Academy students experience college as they have access to Baruch College’s state-of-the-art campus including the college’s library system. The Leadership Academy takes students on relevant field trips throughout New York City, allowing them to explore New York City, their career field of choice, and meet with successful industry insiders. Students at the Leadership Academy are able to experience the unique culture and customs of New York City, an international hub for finance, fashion, business, and the arts.

Discover Your Passions

Each specialized program at the Leadership Academy is specifically designed to prepare high school students for successful careers in a pre-professional study track of their choice. The 2019 Academy offers the following programs:

Programs Participants
Leadership in Technology Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Global Finance & Economics Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Pre-Med Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Entrepreneurship Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Financial Engineering & Applied Mathematics Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Sophomore Enrichment Rising 10th grade students

Each track at the Leadership Academy involves intensive classroom workshops and lectures from distinguished university professors and accomplished professionals. Academy students travel to field trips throughout New York City where they can connect the theories they learn in the classroom to practice in professional settings.

Prepare for the College Admissions Process & the SAT® Exams

Leadership Academy students are at an advantage because they are able to develop their passions in an environment that fosters academic enrichment, cultural stimulation, and real world experience. Students receive intensive college preparation that truly gives them the edge that they need to get into America’s top colleges.

Daily prep for the SAT® exam is provided at the Baruch College campus to all students enrolled in Leadership Academy.

SAT® is a registered trademark by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, the Baruch Leadership Academy.

Daily Schedule

Leadership Academy takes place Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. On Monday through Wednesday students partake in the following schedule:

Time Course
9:00 AM - 09:15 AM: Homeroom
9:20 AM - 11:20 AM: Daily SAT® Exam Preparation
11:25 AM - 12:35 PM: Track-Specific Workshop or Lecture
12:35 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:35 PM - 2:45 PM: Track-Specific Workshop, Lecture, or Laboratory Activity
2:50 PM - 4:00 PM: Track-Specific Workshop, Lecture, or Laboratory Activity

The Leadership Academy reserves Thursday afternoons for our weekly socials. Fridays are reserved for the SAT® exam assessments and for field trip exploration throughout New York City. Leadership Academy students have visited landmarks, such as Wall Street, Times Square, and Grand Central in addition to various museums, corporations, law firms, businesses, colleges, and professional schools throughout Manhattan.

Program Dates:

The 2019 Leadership Academy will run Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, from Monday, July 8, 2019 through Friday, August 2, 2019.


  • $2,995 for day students
    • Program tuition includes: field trips, costs for trip meals, materials, instruction, SAT® prep, recreation, and a T-shirt. Not included in this charge are costs for travel expenses (commute to and from Leadership Academy) and incidentals.
  • $6,495 for residential students
    • Program tuition includes: field trips, costs for trip meals, materials, instruction, SAT® prep, recreation, and a T-shirt. Tuition for residential students also includes a shared room in our Residence Hall on 96th Street and a MetroCard to travel to and from our residential facility. Please note: our residential program does not include meals.
    • *Please note: for the residential option, the student must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program.
  • Non-Refundable Deposit: $250 (deposit will be deducted from total Leadership Academy tuition)

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