International Program

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Welcoming Students from Across the Globe.

At LCA, we provide students from every corner of the globe with a warm, welcoming home environment, supporting academic diversity and excellence in all ways.

Our 70-room boarding homes give students a complete learning experience, with a focus in helping students develop skills and balance as they grow their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls.

International applicants entering grades 6 and 7 may live with a parent locally.

International applicants entering 8th grade and those enrolled in our AECIP program are required to live in our Residence Hall.

International applicants entering grades 9 - 12 are required to live in our Residence Hall.

We do not accept students who plan to live in a Home Stay.


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Complete an Online Application

Get started by creating an account in SchoolAdmin and filling out the initial application form – it takes just a few minutes to complete! A $200 application fee is required on the last page of the process. 



Request Teacher Recommendations

We’ll need one English teacher and one Math teacher to fill our forms as part of your application. Teacher recommendations are requested and filled out online, in tandem with your online application


Submit a Transcript

We require students’ most recent academic reports from their current school year, as well as the final grade reports from their last completed grade. You can request your students’ official transcripts through your SchoolAdmin account.

Please consider providing additional information to help us understand the content of your courses, and how the applicant ranks in his or her class. 


Submit your Test Scores

Upper School international applicants are required to submit at least one of the following test results: SSAT, TOEFL, or Duolingo

Middle School International applicants are required to submit TOEFL Jr. or Duolingo results.

LCA’s SSAT school code is 4612. 



Name a Guardian

Each International student is required to have a guardian who is at least 25 years old, speaks both English and the student’s first language, and lives in the US.

  • Provide contact information (name, address, email, telephone) for the local guardian you have selected. 
  • This information must be updated and accurate at all times. 


Schedule an Interview

Once you have submitted and requested all other required information, please contact the Office of Admission (781-457-6001) to schedule an in-person interview. 



Hit Submit!

International student applications are considered on a rolling basis beginning December 15th for the subsequent academic year. Applications for mid-year enrollment are considered throughout the fall. International students are encouraged to apply early as spaces are limited.


Academic English & Cultural Immersion Program (AECIP)

AECIP is a one-year boarding program specifically designed for 7th and 8th grade international students. The goal of the program is for students to develop functional English fluency before moving on to Upper School. This ten-month long course of study is designed to prepare students for success in an English-speaking college preparatory school. The curriculum combines core American Studies, Academic English, STEM, and Arts, Music, and Physical Education.

After completing the AECIP program, students may be invited to enroll in LCA’s Upper School program.

Foundations for Academic English

Foundations of Academic English  is a course  for students who are still developing the vocabulary and writing skills needed for success in a college prep program and American universities. Students learn how to structure papers, document sources, do research, and use English effectively.  Communication skills are taught through vocabulary,  grammar and in analyzing literature.  Students learn what questions to ask and do formal presentations using powerpoint or other appropriate apps.  Research skills are taught in the context of using databases, academic libraries and documenting sources. 



A Home Away From Home.

Residence Hall is LCA’s North Campus, just ½ mile from our Main Campus, is perfectly placed between access to school and nature. Wooded hillsides, and sweeping views from every window bring New England’s beauty to every corner of living at LCA.

Single rooms with 1/2 bathroom en-suite

State-of-the-art accommodations with music practice rooms, an exercise facility, outdoor basketball court, library, and areas for projects and socializing

Weekly laundry service (required)

Three meals daily Monday-Friday, and two meals daily on weekends and holidays

Residence life program, including field trips, activities, and social events

Security cameras throughout campus

Transportation between campuses

Cindy is Director of International Admission, the Director of Residential Life, and an alumni parent. If you have a question about boarding or just want a parent’s perspective, talk to Cindy!

Cindy Torjesen

781-457-6001 , Email



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Tutoring Fees (per semester):

Individual tutoring and small group tutoring for executive functioning are available at an extra charge. Please contact Ryan Patrie if you have any questions.

Executive Function Group – $TBD (I think you know)
Individual Tutoring 1x/week – $2,200 per year
Individual Tutoring 2x/week – $4,400 per year
Individual Tutoring 3x/week – $6,050 per year

Tuition Refund Insurance (TRI):

Available through Dewar Insurance, TRI is mandatory unless tuition is paid in full by July 1, 2021.


Expenses vary by grade, approximately $500-$800 per year.

Used books may also be bought and sold at a reduced rate.

Optional Expenses:

Optional expenses include “out-of-town” field trips, special activities and socials, and Chamber Tour.

Domestic Boarding Fees:

Health Insurance: $1900

Laundry Service: $1059 (required only for 7-day boarders)


New and returning LCA students are eligible for merit-based scholarships. These are in addition to any need-based financial aid grants. This year, scholarship recipients received an average of $4,500 in merit-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. 

These scholarships have been established through the generosity of donors, often in honor or in memory of loved ones, to recognize deserving students.

Some scholarships require a completed application form while others are awarded by faculty nomination or our Admissions Team.  Applications and supporting documents must be received by February 1, 2021 for consideration.

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