Fellows Application


Fellows Application Deadlines:

Possible school launch: fall 2019 (or later)


February 1, 2018: First application deadline

April 1, 2018: Second application deadline

June 1, 2018: Third application deadline

August 1, 2018: Fourth application deadline

Fellows Application

We do not expect Fellow candidates to have a fully formed school start-up proposal (replete with academic, strategic and business plans) but only a deep sense of calling and interest.

Our fellows program is designed to assist with the dreaming and leadership phase of your possible school, and help you discern your calling for the visionary leader role. We believe it takes a unique blend of calling, character, leadership gifting, cultural competency, vision, and entrepreneurial experience to design and launch a new God-centered school.


Step 1: Fellow candidates complete a brief Fellows application. This includes sharing your resume and answers to questions about your prospective school plant and launch timeline.

Step 2: You will have a phone interview with a member of the Spreading Hope team, to determine alignment around our model.

Upon selection for fellowship, you and a group of others will be invited for a two day hosted visit of Hope Academy.


Hope Academy is a flagship for our Christian schools. The development and growth of Christian schools like Hope Academy is so encouraging. CSI is excited by the school planting efforts of the Spreading Hope team.

Jeff Blamer

VIce President, Member Services,, Christian Schools Intl. (Grand Rapids, MI)

I am so thankful for Hope Academy and the Spreading Hope team. We started our school for low income urban youth in 2014 and are now serving nearly 80 students in grades K-5. I simply can’t imagine where we would be without their support and direction. 

Doug Fern

Head of School, Faith Academy (Iowa City, IA)

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