International Student Services

St. Andrew’s International Program meets the needs of students who arrive from various parts of the world to take advantage of our small classes and multi-sensory, process-oriented curriculum. The program addresses both academic and social needs, and it aims to make students feel comfortable as they immerse themselves in a new culture and to thoroughly prepare them for college. St. Andrew’s a warm and cohesive community and provides a “home away from home” for our international students.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes - All International Students are required to be enrolled in ESL classes while at St. Andrew’s. Placement is determined based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, teacher recommendations, and previous experience in studying English. Every effort is made to place students at an appropriate yet challenging level. All ESL classes earn credit. The exit criteria for any English as a Secondary Language (ESL) level will be dependent upon assessment of written work, listening skills, oral skills, academic history (grades and courses), TOEFL scores.

International Students are expected to use English in their interactions with their peers and their teachers. Using English in everyday situations is one of the most effective methods to build fluency and familiarity with a language. At St. Andrew’s, students are encouraged to seek extra help from their teachers whenever they have questions about coursework. Sometimes, especially when students are coping with studying in a new language, they need more intensive help in order to keep pace with the rest of the class. An international student who finds him or herself struggling to keep abreast of class work can arrange to work one-on-one with a tutor through our tutorial program, available for an additional fee.

For More Information:

Admissions information - Contact Kristel Dunphy
Academic information - Contact Michael Morin
Residential/Boarding and Student Life information - Contact Jonathan Alschuler


International Students applying to St. Andrew's must submit additional information beyond the normal admissions process. Further information is available both through Admissions (Application Process) and as a brochure for downloading (Informational Program Guide )

New and Returning Students Info
Registration and Orientation Info

   Kristel Dunphy
   Associate Director of
   Admissions & Financial Aid

   Ph: 401.246.1230 Ext. 3053

   Michael Morin
   Director of Upper School and
   Co-Director of Middle School

   Ph: 401.246.1230 Ext. 3046

   Jonathan Alschuler
   Director of Student Life
   and Dean of Students

   Ph: 401.246.1230 Ext. 3032


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