The Building Excellent Schools Difference



Hayward Collegiate's founder is a fellow with Building Excellent Schools (BES), a national, highly-selective nonprofit organization committed to improving the academic achievement of underserved students in our nation’s urban centers. The BES Fellowship trains its leaders to take on the demanding and urgent work of leading high-achieving, college-preparatory urban charter schools. 

In addition to holistic training, BES Fellows travel across the country to observe high-performing charter schools in their first year. These exceptional schools and the BES network will continue to serve as allies and support Hayward Collegiate during its founding years. We are determined to not only be a well-intentioned school in Hayward but also an exceptional school option that closes the opportunity gap in our city.

"Across the education landscape, there are well-intentioned schools and well-executed schools. Well-intentioned schools are plentiful: full of good positive things for students. To be well-intentioned is necessary but insufficient to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Well-executed schools are driven by the most critical element of organizational success—leadership.”

                                                                                — BES Mission

High- Performing Schools in the BES Network include:

Akili Academy of New Orleans

Alpha Public Schools

Boston Preparatory

Bright Star Schools

Coney Island Prep

Democracy Academy Public Schools

Endeavor College Prep

Equitas Academy

Excel Academy Charter Schools

Freedom Preparatory Academy

Intrepid College Prep

Memphis College Prep

The Mission Preparatory School

Nashville Classical

University Prep