Study in USA

High Schools in USA

Global Student has identified a number of excellent high-schools which are actively interested in hosting and supporting international students.

Global Student offers a wide range of accredited private school options so students who wish to study in U.S can achieve the best possible outcomes both academically and in life.


Standard education systems in U.S.

AP (Advance Placement)


  • Widely used curriculum for high school students in the U.S, created by a panel of experts and college-level educators from the College Board.


  • Offers over 30 subjects.
  • Students are graded on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being no recommendation and 5 being extremely well qualified.
  • Each college has different guidelines, most require a minimum score of 4 or 3 to receive college credit.

University Entrance

  • Typically appears as a “CR” grade on the college transcript, although some colleges and universities will award an A grade for a 5 score.
  • Further university entrance exam required depending on the student’s choice.



  • Largest community of education professionals in the world.
  • Non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems.
  • Serves as a trusted partner to 32,000 schools and school systems, enrolling more than 20 million students across the United States and 70 other nations.


  • AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association (NCA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2011.

University Entrance

  • Further university entrance exam required depending on the student’s choice.



  • The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (short form: GCE Advanced Level), or more commonly, the A Level, is a school leaving qualification offered by educational bodies in the United Kingdom and the British Crown dependencies to students completing secondary or pre-university education.


  • Grade scale from A* (highest) to E (minimum required performance)
  • Generally studied over 2 years.

University Entrance

  • Obtaining A-levels or equivalent qualifications is required for university entrance.

As a minimum requirement to enter a four-year bachelor’s degrees, the student should have completed at least five GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) at grade C or above, including English and Math, plus be completing or have completed a post age 16 qualification. The most competitive universities will expect to see three A-Levels or their equivalent. This could include a minimum of three A-Levels alongside the Welsh Baccalaureate, the IB or Pre-U.

Global Student represents the following high schools:

McCallie School (AP – Advanced Placement)

McCallie School is a boys college-preparatory school located in Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, USA. The school was founded in 1905 and now has 246 boarding students in grades 9-12 and 669 day students in grades 6-12. McCallie School is dedicated to preparing young men to make a positive difference in their world by fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development.

Boys at McCallie School will have the opportunity to participate in lake parties, orchestras, art productions are much more, together with the Girls Preparatory School through the Coordinate Program. The program helps to maintain the connections that exist between the schools and improve offerings for students to enrich their educational and growth experiences.

Lyndon Institute (AP – Advanced Placement)

Lyndon Institute is a co-educational, independent, boarding school located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, about three hours north of Boston. With an enrolment of 625 students in grades 9-12, the school provides a full range of college preparatory courses including foreign languages (French, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish), science, computer technology, graphic arts and design, music, dance and much more. ESOL courses are available for international students from non-English speaking countries. Honours Programmes (Advanced Placement) are also offered as well as college level courses for which college credit can be granted.

The Orme School of Arizona (AP – Advanced Placement)

Established in 1929, The Orme School is a unique, college-preparatory, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 8 through 12, set on 300 acres in rural Arizona. Orme’s mission is to develop sound character, scholastic growth, and intellectual curiosity, as well as to enable students to succeed at the college of their choice, and in life. The school’s excellent ESL Department and strong sense of community makes it especially welcoming to international students.

Students are graded in each subject every week and, by using the school’s Net classroom program, parents can continually monitor their child’s progress from anywhere in the world with internet access. In addition, the school offers summer programs for international students in July in August, to experience the outdoor environment, leadership, camping and horse-riding. Students can also apply for financial aid, which can cover up to 70% of the total tuition costs.

The Ross School

Located in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney and Steven J. Ross (Previous CEO of Time Warner Inc.). Students can enjoy the beautiful environment that surrounds the campuses as well as experiencing the eventful city life with New York city only 2 hours away. The Ross educational experience aims to impart to young individuals a 21st century skill set and the inspiration that will motivate them to excel and contribute in the rapidly changing world. Ross School offers a dynamic environment where students take an active role in their learning. The School stresses direct personal experiences, inquiry through primary sources, and hands-on interpretation and analysis of information.

College Prep @ Ross is a fully featured program that helps students prepare for the college admissions process. Small classes and lots of opportunity to practice test-taking skills result in a proven increase in scores on tests such as the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. 75% of the teachers at Ross School have a master’s degree qualification or higher, thus students achieve an exceptionally high SAT score of 1950 on average. Over the course of the program, students also receive individualized counselling to help them determine which college or university is the best fit for them. As a result, the Ross School Class of 2015 received 268 college acceptances to 130 different colleges and universities in a highly competitive year. The students were offered merit scholarships in excess of $3.8 million.

Saddlebrook Preparatory School (AdvancED)

Saddlebrook Preparatory is an independent school situated on the grounds of Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Florida. All students enrolled are also concurrently enrolled in either the Saddlebrook Tennis Program or the Saddlebrook Golf Academy. Saddlebrook Prep currently enrols over 100 students from over 20 different countries, with a low student/teacher ratio of 10 to 1. This intimate learning community promotes communication and the individual nurturing of student potential. Students at Saddlebrook can achieve excellent academic grades in order to be fully prepared for university as well as receiving professional and continuous training for golf/tennis.

Grove School (Therapeutic)

The Grove School is a co-educational, therapeutic boarding school for adolescents with social or emotional difficulties, who have been unable to make satisfactory adjustments in their home, their school, or their social relationships. The school was founded in 1934 and has been serving as an independently owned and operated therapeutic boarding school on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline for over 75 years. Grove School provides a seamless program of sophisticated clinical services, college preparatory education and diverse activities that focus on personal growth and the development of meaningful relationships.

Grove School offers intensive care for students aged between 11-18 on campus and 18-23 on their Transition Program off campus. Common diagnoses include mood disorders, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning/behavioural disabilities, PTSD etc. Students will have the opportunity to  see a therapist twice a week for individual therapy and a psychiatrist as necessary for medication management. Group therapy sessions are also available once a week to help students gain confidence and overcome any social or emotional difficulties.

*Students who attend the Grove School must have basic English language understanding as the school does not provide ESOL classes.

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