International Students

The world you will graduate into is an increasingly diverse one.  The more you are able to understand and appreciate difference, the better equipped you will be to make your way in it.
The Salisbury School welcomes students from around the world to its 43-acre campus on Maryland’s beautiful rural Eastern Shore. TSS is committed to global education, and to enrolling students from diverse international backgrounds who enrich our classrooms and community with their presence and perspectives. Despite what they say, great minds don’t always think alike, and engaging with people who are different from you, and giving serious thought to what they have to say, is one of the most valuable things you can do.  
Our campus features trees, meadows, and streams that lend themselves to relaxed concentration. We conveniently offer a small boarding program on campus that makes up 16% of our current student body. With the leadership of our residential advisors and dedicated teaching staff TSS provides guidance, friendship, and assistance during the student’s tenure.  A personalized learning plan that emphasizes leadership, academic excellence, and community service to others, our students are prepared for great success.

Admission Procedures

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  • Before You Apply

    The school strongly encourages entry into the 9th or 10th grade for international students.  Exceptions are made on occasion for well-qualified students interested in other grades. 

    The Salisbury School does offer a first year English course to assist you in making the transition into the Upper School academic program; however, strong English skills are required for international applicants.
  • Applicants from China, Korea, or Vietnam

    International students from China, Korea, or Vietnam applying to The Salisbury School should work through The Cambridge Network.  We have partnered with them to help students complete the admissions process and ensure proper placement.  All applicants from these countries should direct their inquiries to The Cambridge Network via this student link.
  • Applicants From Other Countries

    Step 1 ­ The Application
    The international application is the segway to our admission process. Click here to download the International Student Application. Submit your application with a $200.00 application fee. Please include a current, color photograph of student.
    Step 2 – Academic Transcripts
    Please submit with your transcript, grade reports from the last two years, including any test results, translated into English.
    Step 3 – Teacher Recommendations
    Teacher recommendations (we require one from English teacher and one from a Math teacher) must be translated into English. Click here to download recommendation forms.
    Step 4 – Important Paperwork
    The Salisbury School must have a copy of the student’s birth certificate, current valid passport with a color copy of student’s photograph, and their immunization records, translated into English.
    In order for The Salisbury School to prepare an I­20 form, United States Immigration and Naturalization Services require that all parents of applicants submit proof of their ability to support their child’s tuition.
    Step 5 – Schedule an admission interview
    When you have submitted your forms to the admission office and all necessary documents are on file, we will schedule a Skype interview. While we welcome international families and students who wish to visit the campus, we prefer you make an appointment.
    Please contact to arrange your appointment at least two weeks in advance of your arrival.
    Step 6 – Admission decision and I­-20 release
    Once all of the required material has been received by the Admissions Office, the application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and the applicant will be notified of a decision. If accepted, an enrollment contract and $5,000.00 deposit is required before the process for the I-­20 can begin. It is the student’s responsibility to then apply to a U. S. Consular Office for an F­1 visa.
  • Curriculum

    As a college preparatory school we offer a wide range of courses and electives.  TSS is based on experiential learning which is demanding and challenges students to fulfill their unique potential and gives opportunities to pursue the students interest and field of study.  Currently, we offer all Honors Classes and 11 Advanced Placement classes.  These classes offer the opportunity to earn college credit while attending TSS.
  • Co-Curricular Opportunities

    Numerous opportunities are available to our students to explore their interests and showcase their talents.  Model UN, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Key Club, Band, Choir, Drama, Latin National Honor Society, Cultural Exchange Club, and Environmental Club are just some of the opportunities available to our students.  Athletic opportunities include soccer, golf, cross country, basketball, lacrosse, swim, and tennis.  All of these activities provide the opportunity to bring students and community together.
  • I-20 Forms

    I-20 forms are issued only to those students who have been offered admission to TSS.  All international students will pay full tuition and meet other financial obligations.
  • International Student Coordinator

    Your student will be assigned a coordinator to oversee your child’s academic, social and personal growth while enrolled at TSS.  They will provide support and coordinate guidance to ensure that your student is on the right path to achieve all of their goals, and to become a successful member of the school community.
  • Student Orientation

    Our dorm coordinator, will arrange to greet each student at the airport.  Students are asked to fly into Salisbury, MD (SBY) where they will be picked up and brought to Landi Hall. After getting settled in their room, they will meet the other students and members of the Cultural Exchange Club.  TSS will have some informational and fun-filled activities planned for the week prior to school starting. 

    • Tour the school, placement testing
    • Explore the city
    • Visit the beach and amusement park
    • Setting up bank accounts and cell phone
    • Shopping for school supplies
    • Social events with other school students
  • Questions?

    Contact Gail Carozza at or 1-410-742-4464 ext. 123.

International Success Story

    • Testimonial by

      Jia'an Qin

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