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International Student Program


The Harvey School International Student Program offers students a college-preparatory program that fosters lifelong learning and opportunities to develop confidence and leadership qualities necessary to succeed in a diverse, competitive, and global world. The Harvey community cultivates the strength of each student through academic excellence, artistic exploration, athletic achievement, community service, and global understanding.

Please contact Alex Lindquist, Director of International Programs at with any questions.

Explore Harvey


International student graduating from Harvey.

The Arts


Girls on soccer bench show school spirit.

Student Life

5+2 Boarding Program

Our unique 5+2 boarding program gives our international students the best of both worlds - weekday dorm life on campus and weekend homestays with a local host family. Students are immersed fully in American language and culture for a rich and rewarding experience.

"What initially drew us in the most about Harvey is that students live on campus during the week and spend weekends and holidays with their host families. They experience many facets of life in America."
--Parent of an international student
Required Documents to Apply
  • Teacher recommendation letters (English teacher and other).
  • Bank statement or proof of income.
  • Photocopy of passport ID.
  • An interview (in-person, by phone, Zoom or Skype) is required.
  • English Proficiency Test scores.

The Harvey Campus

Located in the town of Katonah, NY, The Harvey School sits on a beautiful and expansive 125- acre campus in the Hudson River Valley about an hour by train or car to New York City. Campus features include numerous academic and residential buildings in addition to eight athletic fields, six tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court, The Walker Center for the Arts, the Fenstermacher Athletic Center, nature trails, a biology pond, and the Evarts Ice Rink where students can ice skate year round. 

The entrance to the Harvey School.

Welcome to Harvey! This is the entrance to our 125 acre campus in Katonah, NY.

Sylvan Hall on the Harvey campus.

Sylvan Hall features administrative offices, admissions, and the Head of School's office.

Carter Hall on the Harvey campus.

In Carter Hall, in you will find classrooms, our study hall & our community dining room.

The Commons area in Carter Hall.

Students can study, eat, meet with teachers, and socialize in The Commons area in Carter Hall.

The Dining room in Carter Hall.

Students and faculty share meals together in our dining room, creating a wonderful sense of community and family.

The courtyard outside Carter Hall.

This beautiful courtyard is blooming with spring flowers and provides another place for students to sit outside.

Study Hall in Carter Hall.

Our newly updated Study Hall space serves many purposes including Senior Bridge classes, meeting space, and study hall slots.

The Walker Center for the Arts

Our arts center is home to our performing arts program, fine arts, dance, music, sound recording studio, and black-box theater.

Students playing frisbee outside on the quad.

Students have ample opportunity to get outside and move during the school day.

Students working inside Mennen Library.

Students use our library for studying, research, group work, and class meetings.

Shea Cottage.

Home to administrative offices including college counseling, technology, and the Head of Upper School.

Walkway down to Middle School.

Our walkways and paths throughout campus allow students healthy breaks between classes to rejuvenate during the day.

Harvey Middle School.

Harvey Middle School serves our students in grades 6-8 and is where our science classrooms and labs are located.

Teacher working with three students.

Students and teachers develop close relationships both in and out of the classroom.

Students participating in robotics

Our award winning robotics program includes championship titles and tournaments on the Harvey campus.

Students walking through campus between classes.

Both Upper and Middle School students enjoy walking and talking with friends between classes.

Outside of O'Malley dorm on campus.

Our 5+2 boarding program is home for 10% of our students including our international students.

Two students talk in gazebo outside the dorms.

There are many spots on campus for students to sit and spend time together.

A view outside the Athletic Center from the quad.

Next to Carter Hall on the quad sits the Fenstermacher Athletic Center.

Inside the Fenstermacher Athletic Center.

Our 14,000 sq. foot athletic center includes two basketball/volleyball courts, fitness room, athletic training room, and locker rooms. 

Weight room on campus.

Student-athletes use this weight room as part of their training along with another exercise room for all students.

Inside McConnell Gym.

McConnell Gym allows for extra practice space for Harvey athletic teams.

Tennis courts

Harvey tennis athletes enjoy six playing courts on campus where they regularly host matches.

Stark Athletic Field

Stark Field is home to Harvey football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and cross country.

RK Fields

Additional playing fields can be found at RK Field near Evarts Rink for practices and matches.

Outside Evarts Rink.

Our fully enclosed ice rink is home to Harvey Hockey and offers a variety of instructional skating and ice hockey programs.

Inside Evarts Ice Rink.

Our fully enclosed ice rink is open all year long for students as well as outside hockey and skating groups.

Viewing area inside Evarts Rink.

The viewing area upstairs at Evarts Rink provides a comfortable area to watch exciting ice hockey games and skating lessons.

Aerial view of the Harvey campus.

The Harvey campus is nestled on 125 acres surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, and nature.

A view of campus from the dorms.

Our students feel at ease everywhere on our campus and are able to fully appreciate their surroundings.

Sunset near Sylvan Hall.

We hope you have enjoyed this virtual tour of campus. To visit in person, please contact the admissions office.


The International Student Program at Harvey

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"Before I came to Harvey, I wasn't a person who was into sports. I started playing volleyball, which I had never done before. I also played tennis and basketball. Harvey has given me a lot of courage to try new things and take risks. Now I have the courage to try!"
--Lily '19


The Harvey School International Program

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The Harvey School International Program

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English Subtitles

Harvey School Viewbook

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Upper School Program of Study 2023-24

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Contact Us

We are happy to answer all your questions about our International Student Program.

For more information, please contact Alex Lindquist, Director of International Programs at

International Admissions

ISP students on the quad