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International Student Program (ISP)

International Students:

Harvey currently has a small (about 5% of the Upper School enrollment) international student population. We now have students from four countries, and welcome applications from students all over the world. International students take the same curriculum as American students with two exceptions: a foreign language other than English is not required (although it may be taken as an elective), and all students must enroll in an English reading/writing workshop during their first year.

All Harvey students are required to participate in after-school activities. International students at Harvey enjoy the same benefits as their American counterparts, including personalized college counseling, individual extra help and numerous cocurricular activities. A few times each year, international students are treated to field trips designed to enhance their knowledge of American culture.

Residential Accommodations:

Our unique boarding program offers international students the best of both worlds -- a 5-day on-campus dormitory life and homestays with a local family on weekends and holidays. Students are required to return to their home countries for winter and spring vacations.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must submit transcripts from their current schools; at least two recommendation letters, one from an English teacher; TOEFL scores (75 or above is strongly desired), a written statement about how the student would benefit from Harvey education and an interview. Please note that The Harvey School does not provide ESL instruction.

Application Process:

Our boarding program is only available for 9th-12th graders, and preference is given to international students applying to 9th and 10th grades.Therefore, international middle school students would require a family member to live locally nearby the school. If you have more questions about applying to The Harvey School, please contact Ms. Alex Lindquist, Associate Director of International Student Program, 914-232-3161 ext. 160 or at

PLEASE NOTE: The Harvey School has partnered with the Cambridge Institute of International Education to manage all applications from students from the People’s Republic of China. All mainland Chinese students interested in applying to Harvey should contact the Cambridge Institute at

If you are ready to apply now, and you are not a mainland Chinese student, you may proceed to our online application.

A film about Harvey for international applicants made with the help of our Video Production class

Robert Cook
Administration, Dir. of International Studies

Alex Lindquist
Assoc. Director of International Student Program

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