ICL Academy: Equestrian unites 150 years of academic excellence from the Dwight School and 20 years of character & service leadership training from the Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL) non-profit in a mission to re-imagine online private education for equestrians.
We are an innovative, accredited Online Private School for grades 6-12 that tailors academics to horseback riding through its award-winning Impact Learning model.
“ICL Academy: Equestrian serves the equestrian community in a brand new way by growing leaders and lifelong horsepeople with impressive academic achievements.”
– Traci Brooks, Co-Founder, Balmoral Farm
Through an affiliate partnership with the prestigious Dwight School, ICL Academy’s courses are based on the Scope & Sequence of an elite private school education (not the free public school curriculum other online schools use). ICL also offers coursework designed specifically for student equestrians looking to push their abilities to the next level.
Through a combination of conferences, speaker series, summer academies, and award-winning service and leadership courses, ICL has transformed the lives and futures of over 10,000 young people, and exponentially more through student service projects.
At ICL, however, we don’t just prepare your student to get into the college of their dreams. ICL’s Impact Learning model will equip your child to thrive once they get there, and succeed as fully engaged leaders in college and in life.
Students form meaningful relationships with peers, teachers, staff, mentors, and advisors through their ‘passion pod’ collaborations, live teacher instructional office hours, and live virtual or in-person school events, meet-ups, student-led clubs, and in summer abroad programs.
ICL is the only online private school with world-renowned champions. Such as Carleton Brooks, 2021 USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, 2020 USEF Overall National Horse of the Year Rider/Trainer, and 2019 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Inductee.