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FAQ: Can I study in USA after 9th grade?

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FAQ: Can I study in USA after 9th grade?

Foreign students after the 9th grade go to the United States to study in American schools. We will tell you where and how you can enter after the 9th grade.


Programs available after 9th grade for foreign students

  1. The High School Diploma program is designed for students in grades 9-12. In high school, children study priority disciplines and collect credits to obtain a school certificate.
  2. After a year, students can choose the Advanced Placementprogram, which lasts two years. The advantage of the program is that students focus on 3-4 priority subjects and study them at the first year level of the university.
  3. Another program available to students after grade 10 is International Bacalaureate. After studying at the international IB course, graduates enter prestigious universities around the world.

Requirements for foreign applicats in the USA?

In order to be enrolled, you need good school preparation and knowledge of the language: a sufficiently high average score of the certificate in all school subjects and an IELTS certificate 4.5-5.5. Don't forget to ask for letters of recommendation from teachers and write a motivational essay.

  • 99% of graduates of private schools successfully enter the top universities in the United States
  • 1 to 9 is the ratio of one teacher to the number of students in a private school
  • $30,000-$60,000 is the cost of tuition at a private school in the United States.

Best boarding schools in USA for foreign students after the 9th grade

  1. Independence High School is a public school, paid for foreigners. The cost of studying will be about $ 33,000 per year. During their studies, students live in host families.
  2. Providence High School is a public school for children over 15 years old, teenagers live in host families. The school is proud of its impeccable reputation – the educational institution is popular and respected by colleagues. Prices for programs start from $ 39,000 per year.
  3. Santa Barbara High School is a public school in the state of California. The oldest school in the state was founded in 1875, now saturated with modern infrastructure. The cost of studying is from $ 39,390 per year.
  4. Marianapolis Preparatory School is a private school with prestigious programs and excellent living conditions. Tuition fees per year - from $ 66,000.
  5. The Perkiomen School is a private school with enhanced studying in the humanities and technical fields, a variety of extracurricular activities (STEM, robotics, literary club and others). The cost of studying is $ 64,000 per year.
  6. Montverde Academy is an elite boarding school with a classic American curriculum. Graduates of the educational institution enter the best universities in America - Yule, Harvard, Princeton and others. The cost is from $ 55 000.
  7. Idyllwild Arts Academy is a private school with strong programs in creative areas: music, theater, painting. The cost is $ 67,000 per year.
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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