International Applicants

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

With approximately 28 percent of our students coming from outside of the United States, we understand many of the unique challenges that are 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, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malawi, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

Each year, all newly enrolled international students and their families are invited to campus in late August for a special four-day orientation program. This orientation focuses  on adjusting to life as a Tilton boarding student and living in the United States, which provides students with time to acclimate and 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 academic year.  Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will convene and be reviewed for admission. 


Current Parent
Wuhan, China

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.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is designed to serve our international students who require additional support for English proficiency before entering the 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 courses provide students with instruction in the English language, exposure to the American classroom and culture, and exercise of the study skills requisite to success in a rigorous academic setting. The School offers ESOL instruction at the intermediate and advanced levels. New international students must complete proficiency testing on campus prior to placement in any courses, ESOL or otherwise. Proficiency testing, prior academic records, and other factors are used to determine course placement. Students who are placed into the intermediate level of ESOL courses will, in most cases, be in the program for two full school years.

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) >

ESOL Course Offerings

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