International Admissions

In an increasingly global and interdependent world, an educated person understands and appreciates the world beyond one’s immediate home. At Harford Day School, we know that fostering a global perspective and intercultural understanding are part of preparing our children to be global citizens. Research suggests that employers increasingly seek individuals who have both cutting-edge technical skills and cross-cultural competencies. One way to develop a global perspective and build cross-cultural understanding is through international educational study and exchange.

International Student Program
Harford Day School welcomes highly qualified students from around the world to apply for limited openings in our Middle School, Grades 6-8. Our learning community provides a nurturing environment, a challenging curriculum, and leadership opportunities. Our graduates are very successful, and gain admissions and scholarships to a wide array of excellent private schools (learn more HERE). We partner with HAMDEN EDUX to help international students with the admission process and assist in their transition to the United States. If you are interested in applying to Harford Day School as an international student, please contact Lia Kauffman, Hamden EDUX Program Director (lkauffman@hamdenedux.org).

To Apply:
All international applicants to Harford Day School (grades 6-8) must:

  1. Submit a Harford Day School online application form and international application fee of $150
  2. Submit official school transcripts for current year plus previous two years
  3. Submit teacher recommendations from English and Math teachers
  4. Submit an official English proficiency test report (TOEFL, TOEFL Junior or iTEP) and an official ISEE test report
  5. Complete a Skype or in-person interview with the Harford Day School Director of Admissions

Upon Admission:

All admitted students wishing to enroll, must submit an online enrollment agreement and non-refundable deposit of $1,000. USD. Upon receipt of proof of Citizenship (valid passport), and official, verifiable documentation (certified bank statements) of the ability to pay the annual international tuition (currently $25,000 in 2018/19), the school will issue the Form I-20.

Homestay
International students live with a host family, immersing themselves not only in that particular household, but also in the Harford Day School community. As a member of the host family household, international students are cared for as a member of the family and included in family meals, outings, and other experiences. Participating in the homestay program allows students to fully immerse themselves in American culture and family life. HAMDEN EDUX will make all homestay arrangements and provide additional orientation, social, and cultural events for all of our international students.