Wooster School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.

International Students

Welcome all 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 2020-21 School Year, Wooster has 20 students from China, including 10 who are distance learning from China due to COVID-19.

In the 2019-20 School Year, Wooster's 8th-12th grade population included 25 students from China, with five members of the Class of 2020.

In 2019 and 2020, Wooster graduated 15 seniors, which included the first international students to go through all of Upper School here. They are attending (or planning to attend) the following colleges and universities:

  • Bentley University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University (2)
  • Colby College
  • Lafayette College
  • New York University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (2)
  • Smith College
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Rochester
  • Wake Forest University

Watch the short video below to explore our campus and see more about the experience at Wooster School.

Before you apply

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.

Applicants from China

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 info@aiepusa.com.

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


Contact Brooke Thaler, Coordinator of International Student Program at brooke.thaler@woosterschool.org; 203-730-6706; or WeChat brookethaler. This includes applicants from all other countries.

Hosting an International Student

Open Your Heart and Home to an International Student. Host Families Needed!

Welcoming families are needed to host Chinese students that will attend Wooster School.


AIEP (Apex International Education Partners) is a local, international student recruiting and homestay organization based in Watertown, CT., partnered with Wooster School.

If you are interested in this rewarding experience and learning more about becoming an AIEP host family, please call AIEP at 203-992-AIEP or email at info@aiepusa.com. Visit their website at http://www.aiepusa.com.

Our Partner


Please contact:

Brooke Thaler
Coordinator of International Student Program

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