Residential Life Director
International Program Coordinator
The Calverton School welcomes students from around the world to its 153-acre campus in Southern Maryland. We have hosted students from China, Korea, Germany, Bangladesh, and Brazil. Our residential program features two residences in close proximity to the school; one for boys and one for girls. Each house has a "house parent" who provide guidance, friendship, and assistance during the student's tenure.
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For students from China - We partner with The Cambridge Institute to place our Chinese students. Please contact Marissa Johnson at email@example.com to apply to The Calverton School. Want to learn more? Click here to dowload more information about our program.
For students from all other countries - The Calverton School is registered with SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System and is authorized to issue I-20's to international students so they may acquire a F-1 Visa. In addition to the regular application for admission, international students must conduct a Skype interview with our Residence Life Director and submit a bank verified financial statement as per the procedure below:
Step 1 – The Online Application The online application is the gateway to our Admissions Process. Once you begin the process, you can use your username and password to log on and check the status of your application. A current photograph of your child is requested to help the Admission Committee put a face with a name!
Step 2 - Request for Transcripts (Form 3) We ask that you include the last two years of grade reports, translated into English, including any testing results with your application. We do not require official transcripts directly from the students current school.
Step 3 – Birth Certificate and Immunization Records We must have a copy of the student’s birth certificate and immunization records, translated into English. Please click HERE for a list of required vaccinations.
Step 4 - Confidential Financial Statement In order for Calverton to prepare to issue an I-20 form, United States Immigration and Naturalization Services require that all parents of applicants submit proof of their ability to support their child's studies. This documentation is usually required when applying for an F-1 Visa in which case you may submit a copy of the F-1 application instead of the Confidential Financial Statement. A $1000 deposit is required before the process for the I-20 can begin.
Step 5 - Schedule an Admission Interview When you have submitted your forms to the Admission Office and are ready for a family interview, please contact us. Admission interviews generally take about 20 minutes and are an informal, “get-to-know-you” time in which we will also look for English proficiency. This process will take place with a Skype interview.
Step 6 - Admissions Decision is Made - An I-20 is issued to all students who are accepted to Calverton.
Step 7 - F-1 Visa Transfer for Students Already in the U.S. - If you are transferring from another school in the U.S. and already have a F-1 Visa, please sign the top portion of the International Student Transfer Form and submit it with your application.
If you have any additional questions, call Lisa Dorsey at 410.535.0216 ext.1176 or LDorsey@calvertonschool.org