An Independent Episcopal Day School for Ages 3 Through 12th Grade in Burlington, New Jersey

International Program

Doane Academy believes that diversity in beliefs, cultures and points of view broadens and enhances the educational experience.

In fostering such an educational environment, Doane Academy enthusiastically welcomes international student applicants for the upcoming 9th–12th grades. Current and previous International students have found Doane Academy’s safe and encouraging school community a place where they are able to fully immerse themselves in American culture. Doane Academy’s college preparatory curriculum and extracurricular programs promote full English immersion and prepare students for global leadership.

Doane Academy’s small class sizes, SAT Prep and top college admissions counseling prepares students for higher level education in the United States. From their first day, international students are welcomed into a community of peers who are also preparing to be lifelong learners, responsible members of the school community and informed citizens of the world. International students who are interested in attending Doane Academy must be prepared to enrich their lives academically, socially and emotionally through an American high school experience.

International Admissions Checklist

  • Priority is given to students who apply for the 9th and 10th grade.
  • Admissions to the 12th grade will only be considered in special cases.
  • Doane Academy has no formal ESL program
  • Students must have sufficient mastery of the English language (speaking, reading, and writing in English
  • Students need a TOFEL Jr. score of at least 780.
  • Each applicant will interview via SKYPE
  • Doane Academy does not have boarding facilities.
  • All international students are placed with host families.
  • If at all possible, placement will be with a family from within the school community.
  • All applicants must apply through CSIET organizations.
  • Students may not apply independent of a partner organization.
  • Each partner organization has its own application that has been approved by Doane Academy
  • Teacher recommendations are required.
  • Transcripts are required.
  • Standardized test scores are required.
  • For More Assistance

    Director of Enrollment Management

    International Program Liaison

    Parent Organizations

    Doane Academy partners with international organizations affiliated with the Council on Standards for International Education and Travel (CSIET). Partner organizations will bring applicants through the admission process, manage logistics and secure appropriate homestay placement. While Doane Academy is open to working with new partner organizations, the following agencies are the school’s preferred partners.

    • Quest International
    • Heritage Student Foundation
    • The Cambridge Institute
    • CIEE; Ivy International

    Host Families

    Home-stays with a host family are a crucial experience for international students. As a host family, bringing the world into your home is a unique, enriching and rewarding experience for yourselves (and your children). Doane Academy and the school’s partner organizations strive to make sure that hosting comes at no extra cost and that 24/7 emergency support is available, so that host families and international students can focus on cultural immersion.

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