International Applicants

At Tilton School, we are proud to celebrate our international student community.

With approximately 25 percent of our students coming from outside of the United States, we understand many of the unique challenges associated with living and studying abroad. Our faculty coordinator works closely with international students to provide a fulfilling academic and cultural experience as they integrate into the Tilton community.

Our international students have come from a variety of countries including Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malawi, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.

Each year, all newly enrolled international students and their families experience a special four-day orientation program in late August. This orientation focuses on adjusting to life as a Tilton boarding student and living in the United States, which provides students with time to become more comfortable with their new surroundings before the official start to the school year.

Rolling Admission for International Students

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We strongly encourage international students to apply early to be able to be accepted to ensure a smooth visa approval process. Applications are currently being received for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic year. Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will convene and be reviewed for admission. 

Want to know more about international students and programs at Tilton School?    Check out our overview.

International Information and Overview (Spanish) >

International Information and Overview (Chinese) >


Michael has always been very witty and loves to joke with his friends. In the rigorous academic atmosphere of Chinese schools, it was hard for him to express his true self. This was one of the reasons why I decided to send my only son to study abroad. I’m so glad he has opened up at Tilton and is now able to freely show off his fun-loving side.
—Current Parent, China


English for Speakers of Other Languages

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is designed to serve international students who require additional support for English proficiency as they enter a standard English curriculum. The program supports students who will use their English in continued college or university studies, in future jobs, and in personal endeavors. 

ESOL tutorials provide students with instruction and skill development in academic English with an emphasis on reading and writing, as well as the study skills requisite for success in a rigorous academic setting. Proficiency testing, prior academic records, and other factors are used to determine placement.  Fees apply.


Offered two or four times per week, this program is designed for English language learners who need support for success in their academic courses. The Integrated Language Support (ILS) curriculum emphasizes skill building in vocabulary, sentence grammar, reading, writing and speaking. The student’s language-based homework assignments and demonstrated areas of need serve as the foundation of session work.   

Instruction is intensive with two or four individualized sessions per week integrated into the student’s class day schedule. Formal assessments of key skills in the English language take place at the start and completion of the program, with informal assessments throughout the year. This is an individualized tutorial program provided by The Center for Academic Achievement. Fees apply.

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