Launch an innovative school.


Starting a School is Hard....we help you get there


How much time do I need to start a school? How will I navigate L.A. politics?  How will I write a charter petition? How will I recruit parents? What community will I serve? Is my school bold enough?

We recognize that starting an innovative school is one of the hardest things you will ever do.  There are political challenges, unwritten rules, and hidden pitfalls.  

We believe it takes a team of experts to grow an idea into an bold new reality for students.


The Reframe Solution

The Reframe Team will help guide you and other innovative school leaders around problems and accelerate the development and launch of your school.  

Your two years will include:

Guidance from experts | Training in innovation leadership | Connections to political and educational leaders | Relationships with other star school founders


Reframe Benefits


BOLD Ideas

Through exposure to cutting edge school leaders, state-of-the-art schools, and mentors that help perfect your program and increase your leadership capacity.

Fewer Problems

With continuous guidance you will avoid mistakes and be given the resources needed to reduce your effort and help you navigate the complex political process that is critical to a successful authorization.

Faster Launch

Your fellowship is an accelerated program that keeps you focused and saves you from re-inventing the wheel.


Increase Likelihood of Authorization

Reframe Expert Mentors give you key insights that help you write the perfect petition, build a loyal group of families, and connect with key political supporters. 


Is Reframe Right for You?

There are many ways to start a school.  Our approach works best for leaders looking to launch an innovative charter school serving students in high needs communities within Los Angeles.  Use the below criteria to see if a Reframe Labs Fellowship is right for you.  The ideal candidate is…

  • Committed to launching in Los Angeles
  • Committed to starting an innovative school
  • A first-time school launcher
  • Committed to opening a school within 2 years
  • Have a desire to continue opening new schools (i.e. become a CMO)


If you are interested in learning more about Reframe or ready to apply, click the button below.