International Students

Friends School of Baltimore’s Global Engagement Program provides academically motivated students who are interested in studying abroad with an innovative curriculum where academics, arts, and athletics all play an integral role. Within our diverse and caring community, international students will challenge themselves, discover hidden strengths and interests, and take advantage of all that a Friends School education has to offer—from music and dance ensembles, to robotics, competitive athletics, and a wide variety of clubs.

International Applicant Instructions

Interested international students should complete the steps below:

  1. Create a Friends School account and fill out the International Student Application.

  2. Submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and SSAT scores are accepted in addition to the TOEFL but are not required and may not replace the TOEFL.

  3. Submit two Common Referral Forms from current teachers.

  4. Submit academic transcripts from the previous two years. 

  5. Zoom interviews with our Admission team are available on an invitation-only basis once a student has applied.

  6. Friends Admission will accept any additional information on an applicant.


The application deadline for all international students is March 1st. Friends School will accept applications and provide admission decisions on a rolling basis. We recommend international students to apply in advance of the deadline to ensure availability.


After acceptance and enrollment at Friends School, international students and their families will begin working with our Upper School’s International Student Coordinator who will guide each student through a highly personalized placement process to ensure our new international students are comfortable with their new host families and set up for success, both at school and in the home.

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