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Global Citizenship

For more than a decade, Pace has been at the forefront of global education, a hallmark of our academic excellence. In 2014, the school launched the Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) in a strategic effort to foster global mindedness, engaged citizenship, cultural awareness and understanding, leadership ability, and international experience. 

The ICGL supports the school’s mission to create prepared, confident citizens of the world by implementing a schoolwide annual global theme and collaborative, cross-divisional programming within six focus areas: Science & Technology, Culture & Arts, Social Entrepreneurship & Business, Community Engagement & Environmental Sustainability and Public Policy & International Relations.

Guided by Pace faculty, students at every level become involved in initiatives under the ICGL umbrella through curricular, co-curricular and hands-on activities—from leadership fellowships and internships to community engagement partnerships and life-changing domestic and international study tours.

Areas of Focus

  • Faculty Leadership Development 

  • Student Leadership Development 

  • Local Community Engagement

  • Programmatic Excellence

Excellence in Every Endeavor: Pace Academy’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan structures the school’s strategic endeavors around six focus areas: Academic & Institutional Excellence, Community & Communications, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Enrollment, Global Citizenship and Student Life & School Culture

With academic excellence and the student experience at the center, each focus area includes specific initiatives. Several initiatives span focus areas and are connected to themes of mental health and well-being, faculty development, parental support and the Pace brand.