International Students

The movie Discover Life in FCS shown above was directed by Yutian Feng '17. The film was Yutian's own initiative, created for his Senior Project. 

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 one of the following organizations:

Ivy International Group
Sue Trimble, Director of Admissions
1500 District Ave
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 978-707-5010

Cambridge Network
1601 Trapelo Road, Suite 260
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: +1-781-996-0400

Apex International Education Partners, LLC (AIEP)
Feng Chen
101 Marshall Lane
Derby, CT 06418
Phone: 203.992.2437

Yao Yang

FCS Coordinator of International Student Education and Programs

Yao Yang, Coordinator of International Student Education and Program at Friends' Central School, is from China. She began working at FCS in 2023. Yao was an administrative staff member at Tredyffrin/Easttown School District in Wayne, PA before coming to Friends' Central. Yao attended Sichuan University and received her MA in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

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.

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!

Contact Us

Wing Guan
Ivy International Group

Feng Chen
Apex International Education Partners
Tel: +1 203.992.2437

Upper & Middle School Admission
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