International Student Program

Yorktown Education is an independent, non-sectarian day school for students age 5 through 18. Our education model is student-centered, which means each individual student progresses according to their own accomplishments. Our culture is built on collaboration and community. We embrace differences locally and globally, with every detail designed to teach students to discover and Do What They Love.

The International Student Program (ISP) provides Yorktown Education the opportunity to welcome international students to be a part of our community. The ISP at Yorktown Education places a strong emphasis on academics, solidifying students’ English speaking and writing skills, preparing students for college, exposure to the American culture, and providing every student with a gifted education.

We are looking for international students with strong English proficiency skills who want to integrate into the culture and the way of living of their host family.

Students in the ISP must live with a host family who want to learn about another culture and language – without leaving home. Family members will gain a broader perspective on the world, learning more about geography, communication and international cultures.

Application Process for International Students

Yorktown Education has the authorization to issue a Certificate of Eligibility Form (I-20) so students may obtain an F-1 visa.


Complete Admissions Application

Applications can be submitted online or downloaded and sent directly to the Yorktown Education Admissions office in person or via email.

The deadline for Applications for the 2017-2018 school year is March 19, 2017.


Submit Records Release Form to Current School

Download the Records Release form and have your child’s current school complete.

The Records Release form may be sent directly to the Yorktown Education Admissions office or submitted by email.


Submit Teacher Evaluation Forms to Current Teachers

Evaluation forms from current English and Math teachers are required. The forms must be submitted in English to Yorktown Education by March 31, 2017.

>English Teacher Evaluation Form (Grades 5th through 12th)
>Math Teacher Evaluation Form (Grades 5th through 12th)

Forms may be sent directly to the Yorktown Education Admissions office or submitted by email.


Complete ISEE Entrance Testing and English Proficiency Exam

Non-native English speaking students must also complete an English proficiency exam.

TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
IELTS – International English Language Testing System


Complete Student Questionnaire

To help assist us with matching your child with a host family, we ask each family to complete the student questionnaire.


Submit Student Essay

Students are required to submit a personal essay about themselves and why they have decided to become an international exchange student at Yorktown Education. Download the student essay form here.

The student essay may be sent directly to the Yorktown Education Admissions office or submitted by email.


Complete Admissions Interview

The admissions interview will be conducted over Skype. You may schedule your interview by emailing


Admissions Decisions

Decision letters will be sent by June 2, 2017.

Contracts are due back by no later than June 16, 2017. Due to international guidelines, international students must pay contracts in full. Please be advised an additional tuition fee of $4,500 applies to each international student.

Yorktown Education does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.