Information for International Applicants

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    Saint Andrew’s prides itself on being a diverse community with boarding students from over 30 countries who, along with their American peers, call Saint Andrew’s “home.” In addition to our diverse resident student population, Saint Andrew's offers the International Baccalaureate Programme and is a member of the world-renowned Round Square Organization. Of the Class of 2022, 83% were admitted to a college ranked in the top 100 National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges.

    Application and Enrollment Requirements for International Students Seeking F-1 Visas 
    • Day or Boarding status:  Students attending Saint Andrew’s School as a day student must reside with one or both parents, an aunt, an uncle or grandparent, within commuting distance for the entire academic year.  If living with an aunt, uncle or grandparent, that family member must be a Court Appointed Guardian.  Students with immediate family members living outside of commuting distance are required to attend as a boarding student.
    • Host Families: Students are not permitted to live with a host family.
    • Local Contact: All international students are required to have a local emergency contact on file. The emergency contact needs to have a US address and be available for in case of an emergency or disciplinary action.
    • Application: International applicants follow the same application process as domestic students.
    • English Proficiency:  If English is not a student’s first language, an English Proficiency Test score from IELTS (IELTS English Language Test), TOEFL (The TOEFL or Duolingo (Duolingo English Test) are required. 
    • Interviews: Student & parent Interviews are conducted in person or through Zoom after the student’s application has been submitted.
    Boarding Costs
    • Tuition (2022-23):  $69,300
    • Matriculation: $1,000 (one-time fee only)
    • Tuition Insurance: Approximately 1.15% of tuition
    • Health insurance: approximately $2,400
    Additional Costs
    • Books: Approximately $200 per semester
    • Travel (to and from school during holidays): Varies
    • Spending money: $500 minimum
    Student Visa (F1) Applicants (K-12):
    1. Once a student has been accepted and completed the enrollment process, please submit to our Office of Admission:
    • Copy of the photo page of your passport;
    • Copy of your official birth certificate (translated into English);
    • “Letter of financial support” (which is an official document translated into English demonstrating your family’s ability to pay our school tuition)
    *these documents may be sent to us electronically at
    1. Once we receive the required documents listed above, Saint Andrew’s School will create a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status” for you. The I-20 is a paper record of the information entered in the SEVIS database and is required to proceed with your F-1 Student Visa application. 
    1. When you receive your I-20 from us, please visit the website,, which will guide you through the steps necessary to complete the visa application process. These steps include:
    • Paying the I-901 SEVIS fee of $350 (;
    • As soon as the I-901 SEVIS fee is paid, making an appointment at the United States Embassy or Consulate nearest to you in the country in which you live for your visa interview
    International Student Registration Procedures for Athletic Participation 
    As a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), Saint Andrew’s School is required to submit required documentation for all international students wanting to participate in interscholastic activities. Students may not participate until this information has been submitted to the FHSAA for approval. 

    Required documentation:
    1. Copy of student’s original passport or original birth certificate (including translation if necessary) or U.S. Visa or U.S. Permanent Resident Card;
    2. Copy of F-1 Eligibility Certificate (Form I-20 A-B);
    3. Copy of original official transcripts from the school(s) in the foreign country, in the original language (un-translated), of grades since entering the 8th grade (or its equivalent);
    4. Copy of translation of original language transcripts

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