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Ranney School's International Program

International Student Admissions

Ranney School is a strategic choice for international students! With our close proximity to major cities, such as New York City and Philadelphia, our students can easily immerse themselves in American culture while experiencing a warm and welcoming community here at Ranney School, located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.  

Ranney School's international student program is vibrant and highly selective, providing a small group of international students with a unique cultural and educational experience. International students are expected to be proficient in the English language (reading, writing, speaking, listening) prior to applying. International students are accepted with the anticipation that they will stay at the school through high school graduation and have access to our personalized college counseling program.

Ranney School is an independent, day school. Students are housed through home-stay programs if they are unable to reside with a biological parent. All students must contract with a CSIET-approved agency to monitor home-stay placements. 

Below are details regarding the process and requirements for international student applicants.

Please contact the admissions office to confirm if there are remaining spots available prior to submitting an application. 

Complete an application:

Students interested in applying to Ranney School for grades 7-11 should complete the Standard Application Online (SAO)  International students interested in grade 6 should contact Admissions before starting the application process.

Ranney School is proud to partner with several full-service CSIET-approved agencies and will accept agency specific applications in addition to the SAO. While applying through an agency is not required, it is recommended if you would like assistance with translations services, application submissions, and scheduling. Families who apply through the assistance of an agency, must fulfill all contractual obligations with the agency to remain enrolled at Ranney School.

* The priority deadline for Upper School students to complete the admissions process is February 15th. Students interested in applying after February 15th priority deadline should contact the Office of Admission to determine space availability.

Submit Your Test Scores:

All international applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through standardized test scores. The following scores are accepted:

TOEFL/ TOEFL Jr: Examination scores must be no more than one year old prior to applying for admission) (TOEFL Code: B131). Ranney students applying to grade 9 and above should submit a TOEFL with a minimum score of 85. Students applying to grade 7th or 8th may submit a TOEFL Jr score of 785 or higher.

Duolingo: Students may submit a Duolingo test score equivalent to the TOEFL minimum requirement. 

SSAT or ISEE: Not required.  Students are encouraged to submit test scores if available as a supplement to strengthen their application.

Schedule an Interview:

Once an application and test scores have been received, students should email the enrollment office to schedule an admission interview (admission@ranneyschool.org).  Interviews are conducted by Zoom.

International Tuition:

International students pay an international student fee of $9,000 per year (which includes medical insurance) in addition to Ranney School tuition. 50% of the tuition is required before an I-20 is issued. Final tuition payment for the school year is due August 15. 

I-20s and Student VISAs (after enrollment):

Ranney School is an authorized user of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and is authorized to issue a form I-20 so that students may apply for an F-1 student visa to study in the United States.  


Please contact the Admissions Office at admission@ranneyschool.org or phone 732.542.4777 x5207 with additional questions.

International Admissions Contact

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  • Photo of Gwyneth Hecht

    Gwyneth Hecht 

    Dean of Admissions 732.542.4777, ext. 1109
  • Photo of Greg Swenson

    Greg Swenson 

    Associate Dean of Admissions 732.542.4777, ext. 5207

Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777

Our mission is to know and value every child, nurturing intellectual curiosity and confidence, and inspiring students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society.