Building an international school experience.

International Applicants

Cate welcomes international students. International and domestic applicants are considered in the same pool and held to the same standards. Because we don’t offer English as a Second Language, we expect all applicants to be fluent in English. Sixteen percent of the current student body are international students hailing from 18 different countries.


We require non-native English speakers to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Admitted students typically score above 100 (out of 120) on the internet-based test. Visit their website or call (877) 863-3546 or (609) 771-7100. The Cate School code: 8529


If you have the ability, we highly recommended you and a parent or guardian have a campus visit and interview when school is in session. If you are unable to visit, the Admission Office will review your completed application to determine if you qualify for an interview via telephone or Skype. You must demonstrate a high level of fluency in English to qualify for an interview. For more information on scheduling a visit click here.

Please see the Apply section for our application checklist.