Whether at our campus or in your community, our programming is custom tailored to meet the needs of each group of participants. Our most common participants are middle-school students who join us on campus for three, four, or five days at our campus in Nobleboro, Maine alongside their entire grade from their school.

We also offer outreach programs where we bring our positive energy, team of educators and even our portable climbing wall to students in their own community.  Our Educator in Residence program embeds one of our educators in a school community for 10 weeks with an individualized plan to build community and improve school climate.

Approximately half of the cost of operating The Leadership School is underwritten by Kieve Wavus Education, Inc.


For residential programs, our educators provide all the classroom day, afternoon, and evening programming, as well as overnight cabin supervision.  In addition to 3 hot meals and 3 snacks each day, our classes provide opportunities for students to strengthen communication skills, build healthy relationships, practice positive risk taking, raise aspirations, and create physically and emotionally safer school climates and our afternoon and evening activities including overnight cabin time provide opportunities to informally practice the skills learned during class time.  

While visiting school staff are housed in separate accommodations overnight, they are encouraged to participate in their program with their students as appropriate and to take part in an Educator’s Workshop offered during the program.  We also offer a Parent Workshop on the final day of each residential program.  Rates for residential programs are $41, $48, and $58 per student per day for 5, 4, and 3-day programs, respectively.


We strive to recreate as much as the residential experience as possible, with obvious exceptions, in our outreach programming, including the use of our 30-foot portable climbing wall for some programs. TLS Educators run activities in the school classrooms and make use of outdoor spaces as available for those activities that require a bit more space. Some schools prefer a combination of outreach and residential programs to best meet their students’ needs. Rates for Outreach programs are $33, $36, and $41 per student per day for 3, 2, and 1-day outreach programs, respectively.


Our Educator in Residence (EIR) program works with partner schools to embed a TLS educator into the school community for a minimum of 10 weeks.  Working with a site mentor at the host school, the EIR develops a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with goals specific to the school community.  Our EIRs formally and informally mentor students, incorporate social-emotional lessons and restorative practices into existing school schedules, develop extracurricular programming, and much, much more.  Collaboratively, they are all working to improve school climates and create more inclusive school cultures. 

Our EIR program is funded by generous donors including the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund.