One of Rocky Hill School’s unique strengths is our international student program. For over 20 years, Rocky Hill School has hosted international students from a wide-range of countries. Some students come for just one year and others stay for longer, graduating with diplomas and admission to many of the top colleges and universities in the United States.
Our size affords international students the opportunity to connect immediately with students and faculty, allows them to interact in small learning groups, and provides them with extra-curricular activities that they may not get at a larger school. The Harkness method of discussion-based learning gives our international students ample opportunities to improve not only their English literacy but also their spoken fluency.
Some of our international students live with Rocky Hill families. This experience has proven to be invaluable to our international program, allowing students and families to create bonds that last a lifetime. Some international students choose to live in a living and learning facility that offers a dorm experience. Both opportunities provide fantastic support and resources for our students. For any questions regarding the International Program at Rocky Hill School, please contact Catherine Washburn, Director of Admission at 01-401-884-9070 Ext. 104.
International Application Process
A non-refundable $150 fee must be received before an international application can be processed.
The following documents must be submitted directly to the Admission Office
The complete Application Form
- The Admission Office will also accept the Standard Application Online (SAO)
An official school transcript from the applicant’s current school
A current photo of the applicant
An official TOEFL Test Score Report (Rocky Hill School TOEFL Code: B036)
- A minimum score of 70 is required for application to the Upper School (Grades 9-12)
- A minimum score of 60 is required for application to the 7th or 8th Grade
A copy of applicant’s passport
A Verification of Funds for payment of full tuition
Each applicant must complete an interview
Interviews are completed either on campus or via Skype (Skype address: rockyhillschool). To schedule an appointment for a Skype interview please contact the Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01-401-884-9070 Ext. 104. To schedule an appointment for a campus interview please contact the Admission Office at email@example.com or 01-401-884-9070 Ext. 107.
International Enrollment Process
Sign and Return the Enrollment Contract to the Admission Office
Submit full tuition and fees as outlined in the Enrollment Contract paid via wire transfer
- Full tuition and fees must be received before I-20 can be issued
- Wire transfer information will be provided upon acceptance
For students who have applied for the Host Family Program, Submit complete Student and Family Profile Form
- Profile is used in the placement of students into Host Families
Students who have applied to Rocky Hill through Roosevelt International Academy are not eligible to apply for the Host Family Program
Complete Magnus Health Student Medical Records Account setup
- Completed Magnus Account setup, including completed Rhode Island School Physical Form and enrollment in health insurance is required prior to arrival at Rocky Hill School as outlined in the Enrollment Contract
Submit official travel itineraries for arrival to the United States to Ming Shen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01-401-884-9070 Ext. 175)
Request an official copy of your final transcripts to be sent from your current school to Rocky Hill