International Boarding Application Checklist for Fall 2022

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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:

  • Learn about our boarding program at
  • Sign up for a Student Interview and a Boarding Tour
  • Open House Sunday, October 24
  • Attend a Fair: Scheduled travel and virtual fairs are listed at

Upper School Application Deadline January 27

  • First Step: Submit the Application

    All other requirements can follow.
    Complete the online application and submit the $100 non-refundable application fee.

  • Submit Supporting Materials

    If you are applying through SAO, submit forms through SAO portal:
    Parent Statement, Student Essays, Math and English Recommendations

    If you are applying through the OES Admissions Portal, submit:
    Parent Questionnaire
    Hand-Written Student Questionnaire
    Math and English Teacher Recommendation Requests: Families can access the OES teacher recommendation request form after Nov 1. Teachers must submit the form by January 27.

  • Request Transcripts

    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.

  • Schedule Admissions Tests

    Scores must be from tests taken after August 1, 2021.

    SSAT: Register at and enter OES school code 5572. Sign up early to secure a test date before February 7, the last test date to meet our application deadline.
    TOEFL: Required if English is not your primary spoken language. Register at OES school code is 9615.

  • Schedule Student Interview

Flexible Tuition Application Deadline January 31

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

Enrollment Decisions Emailed March 4


Christopher Anderson

Admissions Associate for Upper School and Boarding