Roland Park Country School believes that leadership is a process of engagement which moves people toward awareness, compassion, and action to ultimately impact the world for the better. By helping each student to be her best self and positively influence others, the RPCS Leadership and Entrepreneurship Institute equips our students with the tools to innovate and create positive change in the world of today—and tomorrow.While our current focus is on the Upper School, as our leadership work evolves it will bridge the School’s divisions extending K-12. Grounded in empathy, character, ethics and courage, our Leadership Institute focuses on pivotal areas of character, ethics and personal responsibility. Through direct engagement with a curriculum that emphasizes a deeper awareness of one’s strengths and areas for growth, as well as one’s ability to lead change for the good in the community and beyond, this program complements our equally strong academic offerings.
While all students at RPCS have the opportunity to hold formal leadership positions, we believe that each girl and young woman is also engaged in a process of understanding and exploring what it means to lead for the good in her community and become an agent of constructive change. Through this program our students learn to align their decision making with actions that reflect intellectual and emotional intelligence. With an emphasis on ethical leadership, this program also emphasizes experiences with creative problem solving, wellness and diversity, equity, and inclusion—all of which are integrated and woven into our Upper School leadership curriculum. That curriculum stands alongside our rigorous academics and strives to make fully visible the value of compassion, for oneself and one’s community. The combination of intellectual and emotional learning is what RPCS is, in its mission, its philosophy, and its learning environment.
Offerings through this Institute are designed not only to embolden girls to want to make a difference, but also to consider, with their numerous strengths, what kind of difference they intend to make, and how they might begin to make their ideas into realities.