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:
1601 Trapelo Road, Suite 260
Waltham, MA 02451
- 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.
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!
Katy joined Friends’ Central School in the fall of 2017 after serving as the ESL Coordinator and English language acquisition teacher at International School Singapore, an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. Prior to going overseas, she taught English as a Second Language to culturally and linguistically diverse students in public schools for over 15 years. Katy has also taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in colleges in Michigan, New York City, and New Jersey. Katy holds undergraduate degrees in English and Japanese from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Eastern Michigan University.
Click here for information for newly enrolled international students.
Click here for a list of the college choices of Friends' Central international students 2014-2019
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.