International Applicants

Thayer Academy is a co-educational day school for grades 5-12. Most of our students live within a 30- or 40-minute driving distance from our Braintree campus. Thayer admits students for fall enrollment only; students are not admitted at mid-year or in the spring. Thayer is a day school with no boarding facilities, and our preference is for international students to live with their parent(s) or guardian(s) in the local area. If that is not possible, after a student has been accepted, Thayer’s Admissions staff will discuss helping the student find homestay arrangements.

The vibrant, highly selective international program at Thayer Academy provides a small group of international students with a unique cultural and educational experience in the Boston area.

The International Admissions Process, Step-By-Step

Documents required with your application:
  1. Student section and essay
  2. Parent/guardian section
  3. English evaluation (by a teacher)
  4. Math evaluation (by a teacher)
  5. School evaluation (including current grades and previous transcripts)
  6. Test scores (SSAT and either Duolingo or TOEFL)
  7. Special interest evaluation (optional)

An interview is not required but it is strongly encouraged. 

FAQs: Questions Frequently Asked by International Students

International student and his family at the International Tea