International Students

Welcome to The Country School and the International Students Program

We celebrate diversity of all kinds at The Country School and encourage international students to experience our program, one that distinguishes itself by educating beyond the classroom walls. In addition to the required minimum five academic classes, including courses in English, math, history, science, and a world language, either Spanish or French, we offer Latin, physical education, art, instrumental and choral music, and drama. Our Mission-driven programs highlight our uniqueness. Our young leaders speak comfortably in public to adults and peers, family and strangers. They prove that what they have to say is important and that what others have to say is worth hearing; the school-wide Elmore Leadership Program develops students into civic-minded citizens who will become tomorrow’s leaders; through integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) students tackle real-world problems creatively and collaboratively; and our signature Outdoor Education program provides unique learning and leadership opportunities for all participants.

While at The Country School, students will be provided with opportunities to improve their English proficiency; experience American culture and history; take advantage of The Country School’s geographic location, with its proximity to New York City, Boston, and New Haven; and to be considered for placement in elite prep schools, competitive boarding schools, or area parochial secondary schools.

The Country School partners with Apex International Education Partners (AIEP), for international student recruitment, enrollment, and home-stay coordination. Since its inception, AIEP has overseen the placement of approximately 600 international students in U.S. schools. International students proficient in English who wish to apply to The Country School should contact AIEP via email or phone:, +01 203.992.2437.

Completed applicant files include the following:

• Official transcripts

• Previous year final transcript

• Teacher Recommendations: English, Math


• Skype Interview, by appointment

• Copy of passport

International Student Tuition for the Academic Year 2018-2019:

  • 5th Grade: $33,725
  • 6th-7th Grade: $35,990
  • 8th Grade: $36,610

2018 AIEP Summer Cultural Exchange Opportunity

Apex International Education Partners (AIEP), our partnered student recruiting agency, is extending a unique opportunity to our students at The Country School. Many international students come to the US to attend summer camp each year ~ this opportunity is for a small group of selected American students to go on an expense-paid Cultural Exchange Summer Camp in Chengdu, China from July 12th to the 25th (tentative return date). We are looking for independent and motivated students who would like to represent TCS by participating in this camp to share language, culture, activities and fun (Did you know that Chengdu is the Panda Bear Breeding capitol of the world? ~ and Yes! You will get to see the panda bears). Students who attend will be living with a host family who does speak English. If you have any questions, please see Beth Coyne. As this is a new development, details are still being finalized and time is short to apply ~ Deadline for applications is Monday, Memorial Day midnight. Selected participants will be notified by May 30th. Please access the below link to apply.

Also attached are a Flyer on the program and a FAQ.