International Boarding Application Checklist for Fall 2023
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Grades 9 to 12
Explore our website and engage in the following opportunities to discover all that OES has to offer: Sign up for events in the Admissions Portal oes.edu/apply.
- Learn about our boarding program at oes.edu/boarding
- Open House Sunday, October 16 at 1 p.m.
- Chat with Head of Upper School Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. (virtual)
- Explore More Series Virtual gatherings with unique topics and guest speakers, November 9, December 7, and January 9 (all starting at 7 p.m.)
- Schedule a Virtual or In-Person Tour October through February
- Attend a Fair: Scheduled travel and virtual fairs are listed at oes.edu/admissions-travel
Upper School Application Deadline January 31
Applications may be submitted through the Admissions Portal or though SAO. Complete the online application and submit the $100 non-refundable
Materials From Your Family
If you are applying through SAO, submit:
Parent/Guardian Statement; Student Essays;
If you are applying through the OES Admissions Portal, submit:
Parent/Guardian Questionnaire; Hand-Written Student Questionnaire
Transcripts for the current year (2021-22) plus two previous years must be received directly from the student’s current/previous school(s) by February 11. SAO applicants can submit transcripts through the SAO portal.
Scores must be from tests taken after August 1, 2022.
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT): Register at oes.edu/ssat and enter
OES school code 5572. Sign up early to secure a test date before February 4, the last test date to meet our application deadline.
TOEFL: Required if English is not your primary spoken language. Register
at ets.org/toefl. OES school code is 9615. Sign up early to secure a test date
before February 4, the last test date to meet our application deadline.
Schedule Student Interview
Schedule interviews in the Admissions Portal
Request From Your School
Math and English Teacher Recommendations
Families can access the OES teacher recommendation request form after November 1. Teachers must submit the form by January 31.
Transcripts for 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 must be received directly from the
student’s current/previous school(s) by February 10. SAO applicants can submit transcripts through SAO by February 10.
Flexible Tuition Application Deadline February 3
OES is able to support only a limited number of international students with Flexible Tuition each year. Learn more about this separate application process at oes.edu/flexibletuition.