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. A warm and cohesive community, St. Andrew’s 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 Secondary Level English Proficiency (SLEP) Test results, 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), and SLEP and/or Test of English as a Foreign Language (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 Mary Bishop
Academic information - Contact Michael Morin
Residential/Boarding and Student Life information - Contact Jonathan Alschuler
ESL Summer Camp information - Patrick Meehan