ICL Academy is the culmination of ICL’s 20 years of learning, incorporating a 150-year-old academic tradition rooted in the history and mission of the distinguished Dwight School and the award-winning youth leadership and character building programs of ICL.

Respect Tradition - Embrace Tomorrow

A Better Online School: How We Do It

For most parents, online school doesn’t cut it. Our approach is different. ICL is a transformative school that connects students’ passions with personalized academics, using the best in educational technology enhanced with passion, purpose, perseverance, and personalization to meet the demands of today’s generation.

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” - Sir Ken Robinson

The ICL Difference

We match the best of online learning technology with the core principles of great education in order to seamlessly mold academics to students’ passions.

World Class Partners & Champions
Master Teachers & Mentors
Character & Leadership Program


The Future of Online Learning Begins Now at ICL Academy

We match the best of online learning technology with the core principles of great education in order to seamlessly mold academics to students’ passions.


Our Award-Winning Leadership Program

Our leadership program starts with orientation where students learn about how to blend their passion with purpose and academics. 

We focus on:

  • personal accountability and self awareness 
  • peer leadership
  • empathy
  • collaboration
  • resilience 
  • communication  skills




We let our teachers be teachers so that parents can be parents. No matter how much education changes throughout the years, one thing remains the same: a great education requires outstanding teachers. ICL Academy educators are experts in their fields, with proven dedication to forming true partnerships and unbreakable bonds with their students, while setting them up for success.



Beyond our world-class teachers, ICL Academy students are connected with universally known global leaders. Our champions relate their own stories and experiences in lectures, conversations, and counsel, and support the mission and vision of ICL Academy. 


  • The ICL Changed my life. Because of the leadership training I was able to attend an ICL sponsored trip to Saudi Arabia and also was supported to start my own non-profit organization which in turn helped me get into Stanford University. While at Stanford, I used my leadership and entrepreneurship training to start and sell a company which is in solar energy and making a real social impact on society. ICL really is a game changer and an educational program like no other. In dealing with world problems and challenges, young people are often missing from the table. The ICL brings youth to the table. And we give them, the tools with which they can help solve those problems.

    Daniel Maren
    ICL Global Leader (2010), Stanford University (Class of 2014)
  • The ICL is truly the type of catalyst for change that has real tangible impacts on youth and their local communities

    Al Gore
    Former US Vice President
  • My experience with the Institute for Civic Leadership was a difference maker. It gave me the extra confidence and skill set to go out and achieve my goals of changing the world. My efforts were even recognized by the U.S. government, who rewarded me with a Congressional medal for my commitment to community service.

    Nielsen Dias
    ICL Global Leader (2012), Ohio State University (Class of 2015)

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