International Students

International high school students find a welcoming educational home at High Mowing School:
  • Our curriculum is flexible and challenging.
  • Our faculty is generous and helpful.
  • Our small community is homelike and supportive.
High Mowing School is the only Waldorf school in the North America that offers a boarding program for high school students. High Mowing's curriculum provides a strong foundation for future college work, while also offering students freedom to choose work in fields of particular interest. The arts are integrated into the curriculum and there are plentiful opportunities to develop skills in the fine and performing arts. Students have the option to join a number of after school activities including clubs, sports teams and intramurals.

International high school students at High Mowing find our faculty to be extraordinary in their helpfulness and generosity. Teachers are deeply committed to helping their students succeed. The faculty includes a number of speakers of Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin.

International high school students appreciate our safe, home-like atmosphere and the beautiful 300 acre campus in which the forests, fields and streams often serve as an outdoor classroom. Residential life staff create a family feeling in our residential program. High Mowing's school community is small enough so that everyone gets to know each other, and the students encourage and support one another.

Each year, High Mowing School welcomes students from all over the world to study and live on our campus. Over the past five years we have enrolled students from Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Phillippines, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. Up to 120 students are enrolled at High Mowing in grades 9 through 12, and 19-22% of our students come from outside the United States each year.

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  • English Requirements

    High Mowing does not require TOEFL or SLEP testing, but a basic understanding of English is required in order to participate in classes. Most international students are required to participate in our English as a Second Language (ESL) and International Student Program, at either the intermediate or advanced level.

    The ESL program is designed to help students integrate into the School’s curriculum and community as quickly as possible. This program consists of an orientation program prior to the start of school in September and classes that are scheduled three times per week throughout the school year.
  • Application

    To apply for admission, please begin the process by initiating an online application through this website.

    There is no international application fee.
  • Interview

    We strongly encourage an admissions visit to our campus, but if this is not possible, we can arrange a telephone or skype interview.
  • Admissions Decision

    If your application is completed by February 1, our decision will be announced by March 10.

    Admissions applications received after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. In such a case, once your application is complete, you will receive a decision within two weeks.
  • Student Visa

    After acceptance, when a student enrolls by submitting their enrollment paperwork, the school will issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. This I-20 will allow you to make an appointment at the US embassy or consulate to apply for an F-1 Student Visa.


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