Information about International Enrollment at The Woodward School
International Students at Woodward

One Student's Voice

A Perfect Fit

Would you like to study in the US? Are you ready for a life-changing adventure?   Would you feel most comfortable in a small school environment with individual attention from your teachers?  

At The Woodward School, a student is mentored to be the best possible version of herself.  Our all-girls environment allows you to take risks and explore new roles and fields within a sisterhood. Small class sizes ensure that you are known and empowered to be happy and successful.

Join a community of highly motivated students that seek a global perspective and values a multi-cultural diverse student population.  Here you can explore your creativity and ingenuity through classes in the Fine Arts, Theater, Computer Science while pursuing your academics through a rigorous, classic prep-school education. 

Our campus is just 20 minutes from downtown Boston with easy access to public transportation. Logan International Airport is also 20 minutes away. The Woodward School is located in the center of historic Quincy, Massachusetts.   Both Quincy and Boston are home to diverse international communities. As a result, there are many international restaurants and shops to meet your needs.  

Helping You Achieve

As an international student, you will have specific support needs.  ESL classes are available to prepare your academic English skills for university education.  Tutoring for College testing such as the SAT is available at the School.  College counseling classes start in the 9th grade to find the university best suited for you.

Visa Information

Woodward School is authorized by SEVIS to issue an I20 form to our enrolled students.  Prospective F-1 or M-1 students must have the financial resources to live and study in the United States. This includes being able to cover the cost of tuition, books, living expenses and travel. School officials must collect evidence of the student’s financial ability before issuing an I20 form. A prospective student must have financial evidence showing that they or a sponsor has sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses during the period of intended study. Evidence of financial ability includes but is not limited to:
  • Family bank statements.
  • Documentation from a sponsor.
  • Financial aid letters.
  • Scholarship letters.
  • Letter from an employer showing annual salary.

Students must submit evidence of financial ability to the school in order for the school to issue the I20 form.  Students must also bring their evidence of financial ability when applying for their student visa with the U.S. Department of State. It is also advised to have the evidence on-hand when entering the country at a U.S. port of entry, in the event a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer asks to review it. 

Once the school receives the evidence of financial ability and the signed enrollment contract, we will immediately issue an I20 form.  You can apply for your student visa at the US Embassy or designated Consulate up to 120 days before you begin your studies at Woodward. You may enter the USA up to 30 before school begins. For more information please visit: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students/prepare/students-and-the-form-i-20
International Students working at tables
International Student Tuition & Fees
International Students at an Alumnae Event


Tuition for the 2022 - 2023 academic year for international students is $26,800 which includes all fees. The cost for housing varies depending on the option you select. 
Application

Woodward's application deadline for Priority Consideration is January 14, 2023. The Admission Decision Date for Priority Application is February 8, 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after January14, 2023 as space allows.

The online application through the Ravenna Admissions Hub, for 2023-2024 can be accessed through this link.

Please note that a TOEFL or TOEFL Junior is not required but it is strongly recommended.  The admissions office will accept a Duolingo in place of a TOEFL. All applicants must interview either in person or on WeChat, Zoom or another virtual platform.
International Students at a table during a Woodward Event
Housing
Woodward students including international students at a school event

Woodward works closely with each international family to help provide housing options and health insurance for their students. Through the years we have had international students from all over the world. Upper School students may live with a host family in the local area or at a local boarding school depending on availability. We partner with organizations that will coordinate your living agreements and healthcare and act as a liaison between your host, your school, and your own family. Middle School age students must live with a parent or a legal guardian while attending Woodward.