International Students at The Park School of Buffalo
International students are a welcome addition to the Park School community. The School has a deliberately small and highly effective English Language Support (ELS) program that annually sponsors F1 visas for approximately 25 students to study in our upper school (grades 9 through 12). International students are enrolled in the same classes as American students. However, an International Studies Coordinator, who provides English language support as well as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) preparation, guides them through their studies.
Preparation for University and Life Beyond
Park's International Student Program attracts students from around the world, most of whom attend The Park School for four years in preparation for University. This extended stay allows students to become part of the Park community and to gain mastery of both academic and colloquial English. One hundred percent of Park School graduates are accepted to college, including our international students, who leave our school with a well-developed understanding of American culture.
Living in Buffalo
International students reside with host families in the Buffalo, New York area. Park matches International Students who are interested in studying at the School with a family who has expressed a desire to host them for the 10-month school term. These may be current Park School families, teachers or staff, or families with whom Park has developed a relationship. In some instances, the student has local family and chooses to stay with them.