From its earliest days, The Masters School has enrolled students from all over the world. Currently, international students come from 24 countries and represent 15 percent of the student body. They join their American counterparts who come from 18 of the United States. International students are quickly integrated into the community and are regularly found among our student leaders, winning athletes, accomplished artists, and leading scholars.
Upper School Viewbook
Upper School Academic Program Guide
The Masters School curriculum provides the critical thinking and the research skills necessary for students to enter U.S. colleges and universities with confidence. Discussion based teaching also paves the way for success. Each student has a faculty advisor who guides him or her on academic and social matters. The academic dean and college counselors help create course schedules that prepare students for college, as well as develop areas of personal interest. Our international students enjoy a variety of classes in history, English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, art, drama, music and a full complement of honors and Advanced Placement course offerings.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Masters School provides an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for international students whose English is not yet strong enough for enrollment in mainstream English class. ESL courses are offered at intermediate and advanced levels with the goal of preparing students for and supporting them through the rigors of mainstream coursework by teaching skills and covering material that accelerates English language acquisition. By providing students with these classes, in addition to their mainstream courses, they will be able to express themselves effectively in English and acquire the means to become fully engaged in all aspects of community life.
The Masters School ESL program accommodates students in the intermediate and advanced levels. Therefore, we require minimum TOEFL scores to be considered for admission.
Formal college counseling begins in the sophomore year. Our three, full-time college counselors supervise all college testing (the PSAT, the SAT, the SAT II Subject Tests, and ACT), coordinate visits to The Masters School by college admission officers, discuss college choices with students and their families, advise students on application procedures, and write a comprehensive recommendation for each senior, based on the student’s academic record and teachers’ written evaluations. Once students are accepted into colleges, the counselors guide the student through the decision-making process.