ESL classes are offered at an additional fee in order to give international students an extra layer of support in English and academic subjects.
All new students entering grades 9-12 where English is not their first language will be required to take one year of ESL. In grades 9 -12 if a student would like to opt out of the program, after the first year, they will need to either score a 90 on the TOEFL (with at least a 23 in each subcategory) or complete the school year with a final grade of A- in English. For students in Lower and Middle School two years of ESL will be required. Continuation of ESL, after two years, will be determined by academic performance and a formal decision will be made by faculty and Division Head. Current students who are entering 9th grade are highly encouraged to take the TOEFL exam to be certain they are meeting language proficiency.