international enrollment

WELCOME INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES

Rocky Hill Country Day School has a long history of enrolling international students to attend our programming in the Upper and Middle Divisions. We work with enrollment partners or with families on an individual basis to support students with local home-stay options. These students complete the same application process but are required to submit a test of English language ability to support their application.

As is the case for all of our students, our intentionally small size affords international students the opportunity to connect immediately with students and faculty, allows each student a ‘front seat’ at the Harkness table, and provides opportunities in leadership and athletics that they may not get at a larger school. Additionally, our top quality visual arts department immerses students in a variety of mediums.  We invite you to check out these student experiences!

For questions regarding the International Program please contact James Pinkham (jpinkham@rockyhill.org) at 01-401-884-9070, ext. 107.

WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY

All international students must be represented by an International Student Agency.  If you do not have one, we can connect you to one of our partners.

The following documents must be submitted to the Admissions Office with your agent:

1. All students must be represented by an International Student Agency. If you do not have one, we can connect you with one of our partners

2. A completed application through our Veracross platform. Once an account is created, all required steps will be listed to complete the application process

3. An official TOEFL Test Score Report (TOEFL code B036) or score report from Duolingo. Any other English proficiency test must be cleared with the Admissions Office prior to submission

4. If not included in your Agency application, a copy of the ID page of the applicant’s passport and a verification of funds for payment of tuition.

For questions regarding the International Program, please contact admissions@rockyhill.org or call 401.884.9070 ext. 107

Portrait of Rocky Hill teacher Ming Shen

Supporting our International Students

MING SHEN
Coordinator of International Programs

It has been an honor to work at Rocky Hill Country Day School.  As a teacher, I help our international students to prepare for their academic success by not only learning the English language but also making deep connections in conversation, culture, and current events. As an international program coordinator, I help all students participate in and contribute to our rich school culture.   I enjoy educating, empowering, and supporting my students equally and uniquely, and helping them to appreciate the infusion of the arts and athletics as a core part of their education.  The most rewarding aspect has been the relationships I built with my students as they learn and grow. It is so gratifying to be a support and mentor to students who are embarking on an educational journey that can be as challenging as it is rewarding.

Acting as a liaison between the school and international families has also been a wonderful experience.  I hold monthly International parent meetings to disseminate the school information as well as to share the student activities and personal stories. I work hard to ensure that the families can feel connected to our school community and feel confident in their child’s education. Every year, our international program has student-led activities to share our own culture through celebrations such as Lunar New Year and Ramadan.  We do the excursions together to nearby cities such as  Boston or New York to provide additional opportunities for them.  When I see our students take the initiative to plan events, create newsletters, and offer feedback for improvement, I feel my mission has been accomplished.

International Student Matriculations

Agency Affiliations

Cambridge Network

New England
Education Consulting

Ivy International
Education

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about Rocky Hill Country Day School, please fill out the form below.

Rocky Hill Country Day School

530 Ives Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Phone: 401.884.9070
Fax: 401.885.4985