International Applicants

Chatham Hall welcomes international students and deeply values the rich cultural experiences and contributions they bring to our community.

This school year, international students join us from 13 different countries including Afghanistan, Austria, Bahamas, China, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and Spain.

We hope the information on this page will be helpful to you as you begin the application process. Please also visit our Apply Now page for additional information and instructions.

We can't wait for you to join our community! 

Admissions Process & Qualifications

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  • Application

    Fill out the international student application, providing all the required personal and academic information.

    We also accept applications through the Standard Application Online (SAO). Any documents uploaded to the SAO will automatically be transferred to their student's Chatham Hall application. Families can schedule campus tours and interviews and register for our upcoming events through our website without submitting an application, but they will need to create an account.
  • Records & Letters of Recommendation

    Submit transcripts and academic records from your previous schools, including report cards and certificates of completion, and obtain two or more letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or academic advisors who can speak to your character and academic abilities.
  • English Language Proficiency

    Chatham Hall does not require the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), but we do welcome test scores as they can assist in the placement process. If English is not your student's first language, please provide English Proficiency Test scores, such as TOEFL, Duolingo English Test, IELTS, or equivalent English language proficiency test scores. Chatham Hall’s school code is 0799.
  • Application Fee

    Submit the application fee, which covers the processing of your application. The application fee is $175 for international applicants.
  • Interview

    Interview in person or through a video call with our Admissions Team.
  • Acceptance & Enrollment

    Once you receive an acceptance decision, confirm your enrollment by paying the necessary enrollment fees and signing your contract.
  • I-20

    Chatham Hall will issue an I-20 after the accepted student has paid enrollment fees and signed their contract.
  • Stateside Guardian

    Chatham Hall requires all international students to have a guardian living in the United States who can be contacted in case of an emergency and who can collect the student from campus within 48 hours if necessary. In some cases, the School can assist in coordinating a guardian.
  • Health Insurance

    All international students are required to have international health insurance. International students have the option to purchase insurance through Chatham Hall.

International Applicant FAQs

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