International Admissions

Ciao. Kon'nichiwa. Bonjour. Ni hao. Hola.

We are so pleased to learn of your interest in our program! The Agnes Irwin School welcomes students from around the world to our 24-acre campus, 10 miles west of Philadelphia, where we've been enrolling outstanding international high school students for more than six years.

Global citizenship is a key component of our academic program. Through the work of our Center for the Advancement of Girls at Agnes Irwin, we are deeply committed to providing a rigorous education through the lens of what is best for girls, and encourage each student to think both locally and globally.

As an international student in our program, you will be fully immersed in our high school academic schedule, as every class you take is part of our regular and challenging course of study.


How It Works

We enroll a very select number of international students, as Agnes Irwin offers a day program, and we do not offer residential housing. We work in coordination with several organizations. The application process must be coordinated through one of the agencies listed here. All applicants must also take and submit a recent TOEFL score and an SSAT score, which must be shared with our school through the portal for these testing agencies. Each applicant must also be interviewed, and preference will be given for the limited spaces we have available to any family who is able to make an in-person visit to our school. Each agency listed below works with the applicant family, so tours and visits must be scheduled and will be hosted by one of these agencies. Each organization works with all facets of supporting an international student's application process as well as their experience at our school, so long as the family is in compliance with all program expectations. We welcome any candidates who meet our academic requirements and who are working through one of the agencies listed below.

Agencies for the 2023-24 school year are: 

  • Ivy International Group
    15 New England Executive Park
    Burlington, MA 01803
  • New Oasis International Education
    13861 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400
    Herndon, VA 20171
  • AIEP (Apex International Education Partners)
    101 Marshall Lane
    Derby, CT 06418

Important Information

Enrollment Agreements, I-20 Documentation, & Visa Application Assistance

Upon accepting your daughter, The Agnes Irwin School will issue to the agency an enrollment agreement which notes a required deposit. The signed agreement and the actual deposit must be received by the school by the stated deadline. Each agency will assist the accepted family to be sure that the deadline for these two key items is met. Once the deposit is secured by the school an I-20 will be issued directly to the accepted student, as The Agnes Irwin School is an accredited SEVIS institution. It is the responsibility of each enrolled student to manage her I-20 document properly during the time of her enrollment at the School.


Each agency listed here is responsible for assisting with the selection of a host family and then arranging for that living setup. If a family who is enrolling wishes to meet or tour the home of a prospective host family, this arrangement is coordinated exclusively by the agency you are working with.

Application Process for International Students

Below, you'll find detailed instructions for how to apply to The Agnes Irwin School as an international student, as well as important deadlines to consider. After our first admission application deadline, we welcome applications on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions, please contact


Dates to Know:

To receive a decision, international students should review the following deadlines.

Submit between early November and early August:

  • Online Application Form
  • School records 
  • Confidential references from two current teachers
  • Personal documents 
  • The results of both a TOEFL exam and an ISEE or SSAT

After announcements are released for the first round of applications (January 15, 2024), we welcome applications on a rolling basis. 

Xiaomei Liu, International Student Coordinator

New International Student Orientation, Fall 2023