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International Students

We welcome applications from International Students for our high school program (Grades 9-12).  Studying in a country other than your own is a wonderful way to widen your horizons, increase fluency in another language, and forge lifelong bonds with others.  We are confident that RSSAA will provide a rigorous academic curriculum combined with an American cultural experience.  Please note that we accept international students for grades below high school only when the student resides with at least one parent in the local area.
Please contact Gloria Mason, Coordinator of International Student Programs, or Janine Huber, Admissions Director, for more information or to schedule time to visit the school. 
 
Housing
Students and their families are responsible for finding a host family for their time at school.  RSSAA does not offer boarding or arrange for home stays.  When considering a housing situation for your child, remember that adolescents will need a warm, supportive situation, with a family that plans to help each one adjust.  In considering the best home setting for your child, please also consider the need for transportation to and from school.
 
English Language Skills

We do not require that students take the TOEFL, although if a student has taken it, we are happy to consider the results.  Students must be able to speak English well enough to do challenging academic work.  We will evaluate student’s proficiency through the application, recommendations, and the student interview, either in person or virtually (Skype, or the equivalent).

Application Process
To be considered for admissions, the International Application needs to be completed and returned. The student portion should be hand-written by the student. Please note that we do require all previous high school grades, transcripts, standardized test scores, and teacher reports, as well as recommendations. 
Upon receipt of all application information, the Admissions committee will be in touch to set up time for an interview with the student.