International and domestic applicants are considered in the same pool and held to the same standards. Cate does not offer an ESL (English as a Second Language) program and therefore requires students to be highly proficient in speaking, listening, writing, and reading the English language.
Cate School requires that all non-native English speakers take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International Language Testing System (IELTS) in order to demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English, even if you have been studying in an English speaking country for the last few years. Admitted students typically score above 100 (out of 120 TOEFL) and 7 (out of 9 IELTS).
TOEFL: Visit TOEFL or call (877) 863-3546 or (609) 951-1100. Cate School code: 8529
IELTS: Visit IELTS USA or call (323) 255-2771.
DUOLINGO: Visit DUOLINGO
We welcome applications for financial assistance from all families who apply to Cate, including international families. It is important to note that we offer need-based financial assistance, not scholarships, and limited funding is available.