International Students

St. Anne’s-Belfield School attracts students from all over the globe who desire a world-class education and a variety of opportunities which will enable them to meet their potential academically, artistically, athletically, and socially.

The diverse residential student body allows the entire School community to benefit from a wide range of cultures, and offers all of our residential students the opportunity to live and learn in a global community full of talented students each pursuing their own passions and sharing their individual talents.

The School issues I-20s and other appropriate paperwork, offers U.S. insurance for international students, provides transportation to and from Dulles International Airport, and offers countless outings to Charlottesville and the surrounding area to allow international students to have an enriching, immersive cultural experience. While our international students arrive with a high level of English fluency, many enroll in the appropriate English Language Learners (ELL) classes for the first year of their St. Anne's-Belfield School career.

St. Anne’s-Belfield School Residential Life Program supports each boarding student as an individual as evidenced by the success of our alumni. Recent international graduates are currently attending a variety of colleges and universities, including Amherst, Bates, Brown, University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Rhode Island School of Design, Vanderbilt, University of Virginia, Washington & Lee, William & Mary, Williams, and Yale.


Guidelines for International Applicants

St. Anne's-Belfield School welcomes applications from international students, and each year enrolls a number of students who live outside the United States. International applicants should keep the following information in mind.

Testing

Standardized testing is required for all students applying to St. Anne's-Belfield School. Applicants for grades nine and ten must submit SSAT scores. Our SSAT School Code is 6310. Applicants for grades eleven and twelve must submit SSAT, PSAT, or SAT scores; please do not substitute SAT Subject test scores.

Applicants whose primary or fluent language is not English must also submit TOEFL scores in addition to other standardized test scores. Applicants may obtain details about this test from TOEFL/TSE Services in Princeton, New Jersey, at 609-771-7100 or from their website: www.toefl.org. Test scores will be reported to St. Anne's-Belfield School only if our TOEFL school code (470 435) is included on the applicant’s test registration form.

Interview

A personal interview is recommended for all applicants. Although an on-campus interview is preferred, we realize that distance and personal circumstances may necessitate a telephone interview. Telephone interviews will only be considered after a complete application has been received.

SEVIS and I-20

St. Anne's-Belfield School works with the United States Department of Homeland Security through SEVIS. The School will provide an I-20 to a student when he/she is fully enrolled.

Health Insurance

St. Anne's-Belfield School requires that all international boarding students purchase the student health insurance offered by the School.

Please contact the Admission Office with any questions or concerns you may have about any aspect of the application process. You may contact the office by phone (434-296-5106), fax (434-979-1486), or email (admission@stab.org). For better communication, please include your phone number, fax number, and email address on your application materials. To access forms and documents related to the admission process, please visit the Office of Admission section of this website.

APPLICANTS FROM CHINA

In order for the St. Anne’s Belfield School admissions team to get to know our Chinese applicants better, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review.

The Vericant interview will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and skills to our admissions team and is a required component of the completed application for all Chinese applicants. The interview deadline is January 15, 2017.

To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website.

English Language Learners (ELL)

St. Anne’s-Belfield School offers an English Language Learners (ELL) program for Upper School students.

Candidates for admission to the School and to the ELL program must demonstrate at least an intermediate level of English proficiency on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). We offer an ELL Humanities class for ninth and tenth graders. Students are mainstreamed after successful completion of ELL Humanities. No additional fees are charged for our ELL students.

Students are partially mainstreamed at the intermediate level, but are not fully mainstreamed until they have reached an advanced level of English proficiency.

Although learning English and becoming a successfully mainstreamed student are typically the goals of our ELL students, we expect our ELL students to be fully integrated into the life of the School. ELL students are expected to participate in team sports, in the arts, and in clubs in order to develop their physical, creative, and social skills. We believe that making friends and learning about American culture are related intrinsically to learning the English language.

Graduation Requirements

Details of graduation requirements for St. Anne’s-Belfield Upper School students, including those enrolled in the English Language Learners (ELL) program may be found on our Upper School Academics page.
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