Applying to
Global Boarding

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notice regarding
rolling admissions

Whittle School & Studios will consider applications on a rolling basis through the spring and summer, as space permits. Please contact our team for more information.

Three Easy Steps.

For students applying to our boarding program for either our Washington, D.C. or Shenzhen campus, our application process is the same — simply follow the same three steps below.

Step One: Submit the Application Form and Pay the Application Fee
In order to get to know you better, we hope that you will submit your application form as early in the process as possible. If you are applying to our peer boarding schools, you will be pleased to know that we accept applications through both Ravenna and the SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO).

Step Two: Submit Required Materials & Testing
Following the instructions on either Ravenna or SAO, students must also submit the following materials:

  • Official Academic Transcript

  • English Teacher Recommendation

  • Math Teacher Recommendation

Please note the following standardized testing required for boarding students:

  • For all students, we require either the SSAT or the ISEE.

  • For students for whom English is not a native language, we require the following:

    • Grade 8: TOEFL Junior, TOEFL iBT, or IELTS

    • Grade 9-10: TOEFL iBT or IELTS

Step Three: Schedule a Student & Parent Conversation
An important part of our process is getting to know our applicants better and having a collaborative conversation about the student’s interests, passions, and goals — and how Whittle might support them. These conversations may take place in-person or conducted remotely. Once you submit your application and required materials, our team will be in touch with you to schedule.

Application Timeline

We will consider applications on a rolling basis through the spring and summer, as space permits; please contact our team at for more information.


Please note that for the 2019-2020 academic year, we will not be able to support F-1 visas for international students for our Washington, D.C. campus.