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International Admission

"What surprised me the most is how open people are, open to accept you, to accept your culture and to listen to you."
- Cathy Bi, '18, a W+H international student from Beijing, China

Wardlaw+Hartridge is proud of its long history of welcoming international students to our academic community. Our school's mission is to be “globally interconnected.”  We currently host more than 50 international students from China, Oman, Albania, Singapore, India and Nigeria.  In addition, we have welcomed families from Ghana, Germany and Canada as well as other diplomat families from the United Nations. If you are ready to take on an exciting academic challenge, please read the information in the International Student section carefully, to learn about our admission process and understand how to submit an application.



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The Wardlaw+Hartridge School enjoys a diverse international student body currently serving the countries shown below as well as children of UN diplomats.

We are always seeking to expand and enrich our international student population. 

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Class of 2024

International Student's College Admissions


New York University

Demi Dai ’24, an international student, will matriculate to New York University after receiving an early decision acceptance in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with the intent to major in Interactive Media Art.

New York University

Timmy Xu ’24, an international student attending Wardlaw+Hartridge since ninth grade, is excited to be enrolling at New York University, where he plans to major in Media, Communication and Culture. 

For more information about studying in the United States, visit:

Study in the States


Learn more about our International Program and meet students

All newly enrolled international students must attend the required summer SEED Program. This required six-week summer course, held at the school, includes room, board, activities, and summer tuition. International students must be on campus prior to the start of the program. For more information, email

SEED Program



Minimum score: 105
The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with [institution name] when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.


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International Blog

Greetings from China
Gerard Gonnella

Gerard Gonnella travels to China each year to visit with international families -- both current parents and prospective families. His blog followed his recent trip there in 2019.

E-Mentoring Empowers Global Engagement
Gerard Gonnella

At Wardlaw+Hartridge, a multicultural community of life-long learners, we strive to keep abreast of innovative practical approaches to meaningful global engagement.

Ni Hao from the Flight Deck
Gerard Gonnella

Taking the time to meet with current international parents is crucial to cultural understanding besides the obvious opportunity to exchange ideas and thoughts about the school experience for both the parents and students who are currently attending. Learning and understanding how international families look, view, and see issues is so important in level-setting expectations for all parties.

Guest Blog - It Takes a Village
Gerard Gonnella

With the focus on the “whole student” that includes attending to the social, emotional, cultural, academic, and linguistic needs of every learner, the ELL Mentorship is based on the school values that are carefully examined and meaningfully incorporated into all summer activities and throughout the academic year.

Connections & Understanding
Gerard Gonnella

It has become an October tradition for me to journey to China for recruitment and to visit with our international families.