Crow Leadership Academy

Learn leadership skills

lead service projects

Join an IB primary years programme

Your child is unique and talented. But how do you know if the leadership academy is right for them?

They are curious about other people and want to explore the world.

They sell lemonade or donate money from their piggy bank to help families after disasters.

They like to take the lead when playing with friends.

They love to ask questions about everything.

Every student deserves a well-rounded education that’s fun, exciting, and nurtures their passions.

Learn more about Crow Academy!

This is your chance to learn about the programs offered at Crow Leadership Academy! In-person informational meetings are being held at Crow Academy on December 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and January 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Crow Leadership Academy offers your child everything they need to explore their creative gifts and talents.

A Crow Leadership Academy education features:

  • The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, one of only a handful in Texas
  • Hands-on and highly engaging classrooms
  • Student-centered learning that fosters curiosity and exploration
  • Many leadership and community service opportunities
  • Updated facilities with a brand-new gymnasium, STEM labs, strings room and renovated cafeteria

In addition to the many unique opportunities provided for your

student, they will also participate in Art, Music and P.E. There is also

a Spanish elective available for 5th and 6th-grade students.

Crow’s International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is one of just a few in Texas and focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in school and in the world beyond. Your child will:

  • The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, one of only a handful in Texas
  • Hands-on and highly engaging classrooms
  • Student-centered learning that fosters curiosity and exploration
  • Many leadership and community service opportunities
  • Updated facilities with a brand-new gymnasium, STEM labs, strings room and renovated cafeteria

How to launch your child’s leadership education:

  • Step 1

    Identify if Crow Leadership Academy is right for your child.

  • Step 2

    Apply for Crow during the application window.

  • Step 3

    Watch your student thrive.

We understand that the choice to give your child a unique education is a big one.

At Crow Leadership Academy, they will receive all the benefits of the Arlington ISD whole-child education plus the opportunity to nurture their passions.


Regardless of what career path they choose, an education infused with leadership and service will benefit your child for the rest of their lives.

Global and community perspective
Leader and community partner
Critical thinker and collaborator

There's nothing more valuable than teaching your student to
love their education.

Your child has an incredible path ahead.
A Crow Leadership Academy education will provide them
opportunities to change the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is unique about Crow leadership Academy?

Crow Leadership Academy's vision and mission is to develop the whole child through the framework and support of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (learn more at ) and the Capturing Kids Hearts program. Crow Leadership Academy nurtures the social, emotional, personal and academic needs of every student. Our students demonstrate these holistic skills in the classroom and by engaging in the community through a multitude of service and leadership opportunities.  
The instructional practices at Crow Leadership Academy build upon students’ natural curiosities, and students take ownership of their learning through inquiry-based instruction. Our units of study, while still meeting all required state standards, are based on universal concepts that allow learning across and between subjects as well as providing a base for learning to be applied in new contexts. Additionally, our students take concrete actions to make their world, whether local or global, a better place by using their new understandings from all inquiries.

What leadership opportunities will my child have?

All students attending Crow Leadership Academy will develop skills for leadership and service to make meaningful contributions individually and collectively to the world through community service. Additional opportunities for service and leadership outside of school hours are available to all students through several extracurricular clubs.

How and when can I apply?

Applications are available on the Arlington ISD Specialized Programs page. The application window for the 2024 - 2025 school year opens Tuesday, Oct. 24, at noon and closes on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 at 5 p.m. Students and parents must fill out the application completely and then the selection process will begin. Parent information sessions will be posted on the specialized programs page.

What grades are accepted into this program?

Crow Leadership Academy accepts students in pre-K through 6th grades. During the application process, please make sure to include if your student is part of the bilingual program or ESL program or is not an ESL student so we can make sure they are placed appropriately.
Students who live in the Crow attendance zone in Arlington ISD do not need to apply for Crow because they have automatic admission to the program.
However, if you live in the Crow attendance zone and move out of it or intend to move out of it before the next school year, you will need to apply to the academy as your child will no longer have automatic admittance.
All students must either live in the Crow attendance zone or be selected through the application process.

How do I know if I was accepted and when will I find out?

Invitations for specialized programs will be sent out on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at 4:30 p.m., directly from specialized program campuses. Families receive one notification, either an invitation from a specialized program campus or an email explaining other opportunities if a student is not accepted into a specialized program.

Is it free?

There is no cost to attend Crow Leadership Academy.

Is there transportation?

Students living within Arlington will be able to access transportation through a hub system. Designated campuses serve as hubs for students in nearby schools.
Transportation is not available for out-of-district students.

How many students are accepted each year?

Acceptance numbers will vary depending on grade level and program.

What kinds of students should apply to Crow?

Crow Leadership Academy is looking for students who want to grow their leadership skills and develop themselves as leaders. Students should be interested in serving the school, community and world. Students should want to explore curriculum through inquiry, build awareness of needs in the community, and learn how to take action to make a positive impact on the world.

Do you accept out-of-district students?

Yes. Admission to students who reside outside of Arlington ISD boundaries will be offered after all resident applicants have been placed. However, out-of-district siblings of current students are exempt from this requirement.

Are there any information meetings, and is attending an information meeting required?

During the application window, several parent information meetings are held to review the program design, expectations and to discuss the application process. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend a parent meeting for at least one academy.

Will my child participate in P.E., fine arts or other specials at this school?

Students will participate in art, music, P.E. and strings (5th and 6th only) just like at other Arlington ISD elementary schools. All students will have an opportunity to study Spanish as a second language using the Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) model in kindergarten through sixth grades.

Will students learn Spanish?

Beginning in kindergarten, all students will begin studying Spanish and its culture. Kindergarten and first-grade students focus on basic vocabulary and get an introduction to different aspects of Spanish culture. Our students in 2nd-4th grade expand their vocabulary, learn about grammar in the spoken and written language, as well as dive deeper into the differences of culture in Spanish-speaking countries. Fifth and 6th grade students who select Spanish as their elective earn their Spanish I junior high credit at the end of the two years.