International Students

At Friends’ Central School, we are dedicated to building a globally engaged community of learners from diverse backgrounds and to giving our students the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global world. We welcome and value the talents and perspectives our national and international students bring to our learning environment and strongly encourage applicants from around the world to apply for admission to Friends’ Central School.

We are excited to partner with Ivy International in bringing bright, talented international students to Friends’ Central School. All international families and families locating from abroad are welcome to contact our Admission Office with any questions. Applicants from China should also direct inquiries to:

Ivy International Group
Anna Katten, Director of Admissions
100 North 18th St., Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-716-1371
www.usivy.net

Applicant Requirements:

  • The applicant must be fluent in English; a TOEFL is required prior to application.
  • The applicant’s family is responsible for tuition, books, food, housing, and supplemental costs where applicable.
  • International students must live with a host family while attending Friends' Central if the parents/guardians do not plan on living in the United States.
  • The student and family are responsible for making arrangements for visas, transportation, and finances. All international students must have a valid passport and health insurance.

Admission Interview:
Once the Admission Office has reviewed all submitted documentation, we will then schedule an interview. We encourage all international applicants to visit our Middle & Upper School campus for an interview and to spend a day at the School. If it is not possible to arrange a campus visit, we will organize a Skype interview.

Decisions:
Once the steps have been completed, our Admission Office will review the student's file. If the student is accepted, we will issue an enrollment contract to the accepted student/family via Ivy International. Please sign the contract and send in the requested deposit, then we will issue the I-20. Once your child has obtained an F-1 Visa, please mail or fax a copy to our Admission Office.

We welcome you to contact our Admission Office to talk through the application steps, plan your visit to coordinate with your search for a new home for your family, or for your child, and allow us to answer any questions you might have about this area so we can make your first visit and your transition to Friends' Central meaningful and enjoyable!

Katy Oh, English Language Learning Specialist

English Language Learning Specialist
koh@friendscentral.org
610-658-5659

ELL Specialist Katy Oh has recently joined Friends' Central and is available to act as a resource for international students and their families.

Prior to joining Friends’ Central, Katy served as the ELL Coordinator and English language acquisition teacher at International School Singapore, an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and Japanese literature from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Eastern Michigan University. In addition to teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) in K-12 public schools in New Jersey, Katy has also taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in colleges in Michigan, New York City, and New Jersey.

Yutian Feng '17


The movie Discover Life in FCS shown at left was directed by Yutian Feng '17. The film was Yutian's own initiative, created for his Senior Project. Yutian is currently at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, studying film.

Contact Us


Anna Katten
Ivy International Group
215-716-1371
www.usivy.net

Upper & Middle School Admission
Friends' Central School
610-645-5032

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