Sabbatical Leave Request Letter (Free Sample)

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Learn how to write a sabbatical leave request letter. Use our sample sabbatical leave request letter as a template for your request letter.

sabbatical leave request letter sample

[City, State, Zip Code]


[Principal’s Name]
[School’s Name]
[School’s Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

RE: Requesting sabbatical with no pay

Dear [Principal’s Name],

This letter is a formal request for a three month sabbatical without pay, so that I may attend a course at [Name of University] on [Name of Course].

My last day of work would be [Friday, January 30th] and I would return to my classroom on [Wednesday, May 2nd].

This course is a special arrangement made by the University and is being taught by [Name of Professor] who is a Nobel Prize winner in the field. 

It will not be offered again in the near future, which is why I need to take advantage of it at this time.

I have enclosed a brochure about the course. It is my belief that by attending this course, I will improve my knowledge and understanding in my field, which will make me a better teacher in our esteemed school.

I will be living at home while attending the course and would be happy to help the replacement teacher.

I will leave full lesson plans for each of my four, ninth-grade math classes. I can be reached at [Phone Number] or by email at [Email Address] at any time except between [9am and 12pm] on week days.

Thank you for your kind consideration.



List of Enclosures: Brochure of Course
Cc: Name of Superintendent of School District