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.

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 11 & 12 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: Test scores will be reported to St. Anne's-Belfield School only if our TOEFL school code (5484) is included on the applicant’s test registration form.


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 (434-220-4210), or email ( 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.


For students interested in interviewing on campus in Shanghai, we have partnered with the Asia Pacific Innovation Center (APIC). For more information or to schedule your interview, contact Amy Lin.

The St. Anne’s Belfield School admissions team has also partnered with Verticant to get to know our Chinese applicants better. 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 Jan. 15.To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website.

Graduation Requirements

Details of graduation requirements for St. Anne’s-Belfield Upper School students may be found on our Upper School Academics page and in our Upper School Curriculum Guide.