Meet Our International Students
"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 42 international students from China. In addition, we have families from Ghana, Nigeria, India 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, and you will learn about our admission process and understand how to submit an application.
Wardlaw+Hartridge defines an international student as one who meets either of the following criteria:
-The student will require an I-20 to study at W+H.
-The family's primary residence is outside of the United States — regardless of citizenship.
To begin the application process, please click here. There is a $200 application fee due when submitting the application. An interview is required either in person or via Zoom, click here to schedule an interview. Once you've submitted your application, you should schedule your tour of campus (highly encouraged) and interview (either in person or online). Please note the application deadline for the school year is January 15 for fall entry. If you are looking to apply for a mid-year entry, your online application must be submitted by November 15 for a January start. Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling-admission basis.
For instructions in Spanish, please click here.
You can make your interview request electronically by clicking here or by calling the Admission Office at (908) 754-1882 Ext. 155.
While we strongly encourage a campus visit as the best way to learn about W+H, a Zoom interview may be arranged if distance makes travel prohibitive. A link will be emailed to join us for a Zoom interview.
Yes, the TOEFL is required. The minimum score for 9th grade applicants on the TOEFL is 85, for 10th grade applicants is 90. The minimum score for 11th grade applicants is 100. International students must be proficient enough in the English language to meet the Wardlaw+Hartridge curriculum with success. Wardlaw+Hartridge does not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. We do not accept the SLEP test scores. If TOEFL is unavailable, IELTS scores will be accepted. Applicants applying to grades 6 – 8 should take the TOEFL JR. We look for scores in teh 865 range.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School code: 2146
We do not have a minimum score for the SSAT. Our average score is in the 70th percentile. The SSAT is only one part of the process and we do a holistic review of each candidate's application. Your SSAT score will be looked at in conjunction with your teacher recommendations as well as your previous coursework/transcripts to come up with an academic assessment. Additionally, we take into consideration your personal qualities, extracurricular interests, co-curricular activities, and leadership positions.
We highly recommend submitting a student resume or curricululm vitae to highlight your accomplishments.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School code: 8026
Our application checklist can be found here, including submitting:
- passport copy
- certified bank statement
- resume or curriculum vitae
The W+H school year begins in early September.
All newly enrolled international students must attend the six-week summer SEED program.
|International Tuition & Fee Schedule 2018-2019|
|Grades 4 - 5||$38,600|
|Grades 6 - 10||$44,000|
|Grades 11 - 12|
*Included in tuition is: Technology fee, Lunch Program, Annual Fund, International fee
**All newly enrolled international students must add $10,000 to the grade tuition for 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. Students should plan to arrive in the United States by Friday, July 6, as the program begins on July 19, 2018, and runs through August 17, 2018. Please share your flight information with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans vary and more information can be found on the international webpage at www.whschool.org/international
OPTIONAL SCHOOL FEES – Dependent upon course selection or grade:
Homestay Fee (per month) $2,000 (includes transportation to and from school daily)
Encore (After School) Program (1 - 8) $5.00 per 1/2 hour
Textbooks and general supplies (PK-8) Variable
Textbooks (9-12) through Classbook.com Variable (by course selection)
Middle School Science fee $50.00
Middle School Overnight Trips Variable ($450 to $800)
Laptop for Upper School students Purchase through the school is optional; students may bring their own device.
Finance charge on past due balances 1% per month
Returned check/ returned ACH fee $ 50.00
Credit Card Convenience fee Variable
All international students are required to show proof of medical coverage within three days of arrival. Read more information here.