International Students

Pingree believes that a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community and we encourage international students to explore the opportunity to attend our school. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about our program and the process for international applicants. Should you have any additional questions, please contact Senior Associate Director of Admission Mary Dyer at

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many international students attend Pingree? Do you have a limit on the number of international students?

Pingree has a tradition of enrolling a small number of international students each year. Pingree has enrolled students from China, Brazil, Peru, Hong Kong and Spain for example. For the 2019-2020 academic year, Pingree has three students enrolled from China. Pingree does not have a limit on the number of international students that can attend the school.

2. What grades are open to international students?

Students are welcome to apply for grades 9-11, however, there may be limited enrollment for sophomores and juniors. Pingree does not allow students to apply for grade 12 or for a postgraduate year.

3. What is the application deadline for international students?

The application deadline is the same for both domestic and international students. For applications requirements, please click here. Mid-year applications are not accepted.

4. What are the fees for international students?

Application Fee: The application fee for international students is the same as for our domestic candidates. The application fee for this year is $50.

Tuition: Tuition for international students is the same as for our domestic candidates. Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $48,000.

Miscellaneous fees: Students will be required to purchase books and may require additional funds for school-sponsored trips and activities.

5. Is financial aid available for international students?

Financial aid is not available for international students.

6. Does Pingree provide housing for international students?

As a day school, Pingree does not offer housing for students. Enrolled international students are required to secure their own homestay for their time at Pingree.

7. Is an on-campus interview required for international students?

An interview is a requirement for application and Pingree prefers that all students visit campus for a tour and interview. There may be circumstances for international students that prohibit them from coming to South Hamilton. In those cases, an admission officer will conduct an online interview utilizing Skype or other similar technologies.

8. What exams are required for international students? Is there a minimum score for applicants?

International students must take and submit both the TOEFL exam and the SSAT exam with a writing sample. Students must receive a score of 90 or above on the TOEFL for consideration. There is no minimum score for the SSAT. No other proficiency exams are accepted.

9. Does Pingree offer ESL classes to international students?

Pingree does not offer ESL classes. Proficiency in English is a requirement of all international applicants.