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International Students

Wooster School is pleased to welcome international students to northern Fairfield County, Connecticut. Moving from one culture to another involves a lot of change, and we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible. We welcome the learning and growth that international students bring to our community.

In the 2022-23 School Year, eight Wooster students, ranging from grades 9-12, are from China. Several of our students have been here throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of them started in 9th grade. 

Over the past four years, more than 20 International students have graduated from Wooster. They are attending the following colleges and universities:

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • The New School
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • The School of Visual Arts
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Florida
  • University of Rochester

Cindy '18

Wooster School strongly encourages entry into the 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade for international students. Exceptions are made on occasion for well qualified students interested in other grades. Please inquire for more information.

Wooster School requires all international students to take our College Preparatory Language Course (also referred to as ESL). It is our commitment to you that you will leave with a higher level of mastery of your English skills than when you arrived at Wooster School.


Contact Brooke Thaler, Coordinator of International Student Program at; 203-730-6706; or WeChat brookethaler. 

Clarkson '21

International students coming from China live with a host family, and therefore must work with an agency to handle placement. Wooster's current agency partner is Apex International Education Partners (AIEP). We have partnered with AIEP to help Chinese students through the admissions process and home/school placement, and to assist our students and families throughout the duration of their time here. To submit an application or if you have any questions, please contact our consultants at AIEP at

Students coming from China are also required to provide a TOEFL or TOEFL Jr. score. Wooster's required scores are:

  • For 7th/8th graders: 70 TOEFL/770 TOEFL Jr.
  • For 9th graders: 80 TOEFL/825 TOEFL Jr.
  • For 10th graders: 85 TOEFL/850 TOEFL Jr.
  • For 11th graders: 90 TOEFL

Hosting an International Student