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International Students

Cincinnati Country Day School has a diverse and active international family population.

Some international students come to Country Day through exchange programs while others come due to the relocation of their family. Students who will be relocating to the Cincinnati area with their families from abroad will follow the admission process as outlined in the Application Process pages. Please contact Jennie Bedel (applicants to Early Childhood Program through Pre-KII/Montessori I & II), Donna Legette (applicants to Kindergarten through grade 4) or Elizabeth Habig (applicants to grades 5 through 12) with questions.

International students wishing to study at Country Day for a single year as an exchange student on a F-1 visa must first contact the Admission Office to determine availability of space. International exchange students must:

  • be applicants to grades 9-11
  • be approved to study abroad through an accredited exchange agency
  • hold an active F-1 visa for their year of study in the USA
  • have secured a homestay for the full duration of their time abroad
  • be flexible on both the grade level of entry and course selection as determined solely by Country Day

Space availability for one-year exchange students is limited, and first priority for international admission is given to applicants intending to study at Country Day for three years or more in our Upper School.

Students entering grades 8 – 12 who wish to study at Country Day on an F-1 visa must follow the processes outlined below.

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International Student Application and Enrollment Process


International Admission Forms

The forms below are required for all international students wishing to study at Country Day.


Preliminary I-20 Form


More Information

For more information about international admission, please contact Aaron Kellenberger, director of enrollment management, at (513) 979-0221 or


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