Upper School Institute

Going to the Girls’ Leadership Institute was a wonderful experience for me. I learned a lot about leadership and how I react in different situations.

Participating in GLI has helped me greatly, and I will never forget the experiences I had there and all the new friends I made. - Upper School participant

GLI Upper School Summer Institute: Elevating Your Leadership Brand

Open to rising ninth- and tenth-grade students
June 29–July 10, 2020 (no programming on July 3)
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $1795 (fully inclusive and covers field trips, program materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.)

The GLI Summer Institute for students entering grades nine and ten offers greater immersion in real-life experiences and challenges. Participants will conduct a comprehensive self-assessment of their leadership strengths and challenges to create an action plan for leadership growth and goal execution. As they tackle outdoor ventures, case studies and team-building challenges, they will deepen their understanding of ethical decision making, negotiating difficult situations, building group cohesion, inspiring and motivating others, delivering and receiving feedback and having an impact on their communities. Together, they will apply the design-thinking process to create innovative solutions to real-world problems, even as they embrace the value of productive struggle. Daily reflection with a personal mentor is a vital part of the learning experience.

Meet The Upper School Facilitators

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Marni Endlich

    Marni Endlich 

    MS Instructional Technology Coordinator
    (908) 273-0900 ext. 203
  • Photo of Erin Hennessy

    Erin Hennessy 

    Department Chair / MS/US English / MS Diversity and Inclusion Liaison
    (908) 273-0900 ext. 349
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901   |   (908) 273-0900
The Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI) is a unique summer program for girls entering grades 4–10 to explore their leadership potential and strengthen their personal confidence and self-esteem.