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
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.
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.
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.
Complete Admissions Interview
The admissions interview will be conducted over Skype. You may schedule your interview by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.