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8TH GRADE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY: Preparation through immersion; Excellence through experience.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: • Prepare students culturally and academically for 9th grade at a selective American boarding school • Enable students to place out of a graded ESL course as soon as possible; for students that will matriculate to Gould this means by the end of their 10th grade year or sooner • Provide students the ability to enroll and start their high school experience at Gould a year earlier; thus providing them with exposure to Gould’s schedule, specialty programs, and culture


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: • Tuition = $17,000.00 | International Fee = $1,000 Health Insurance estimated at or below $1,000.00 • Availability 8 male students • 4:1 teacher student ratio • Diversity of countries • Participants given priority preference in the high school admission process


The schedule is designed to simulate a typical fall trimester day for a Gould 9th grader 7:00 AM


7:45 AM


8:00 AM

DOT 1: ESP (Academic Language Training)

8:45 AM

DOT 2: ESP (Cultural Language Training)

9:45 AM

DOT 3: Science (Physics)

10:30 AM

DOT 4: Math (Geometry/Algebra 2)

11:15 AM Lunch 12:00 PM

DOT 5: Art

12:45 PM

DOT 6: Introduction to American History & Academic Writing

1:30 PM

DOT 7: Seminar class: Classes will be two week experiences

2:30 PM

Afternoon Activity (offerings can include drama, sports, or Manhattan School of Music classes at an additional fee)

IDEAS Center | Experiential Learning | Research methods | Wellness

5:45 PM Dinner 7:30 PM

Study Hall

APPLICATION PROCESS • Applications will be considered as they are completed; applications will be accepted until the program is at capacity. We anticipate not to be accepting applications after January 10, 2017 • Application Requirements: 8th grade applicants should submit the TABs common application • $100.00 Application Fee • Student and Parent Biographical information • Student Essay • Parent Statement • Interview (On Campus or Via Skype.) • Transcript from current school • Two Teacher Recommendations • Standardized Testing: at least one of the following: • TOEFL or TOEFL junior • SSAT • Gould Academy language and academic aptitude test Please note we do not have minimum test scores, average TOEFL scores are between 87-91; average SSAT scores are between 1900-2100.

CONTACT US Andrew R. Bishop | Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Education: The Groton School | Columbia University, M.A. Hobart College B.A. | Adjunct Professor, Lesley University | 207-384-7777

Haze Zhou | Admissions Associate for International Initiatives Education: Hua Zhong Normal University, Wuhan, China B.A. Fort Hays State University | 904-955-1347

Martha Whittington | Director of International Student Programs Education: B.A. Colgate University | M.Ed. Harvard University | 207.384.7777

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