Admission Process & How To Apply

International Students

The Benjamin School welcomes applications from students interested in an international educational experience. International students seeking an I-20 should submit an admission application and follow the guidelines for required admission documents.

List of 9 items.

  • Application

    International students and agents working with international students should contact The Benjamin School Admission Office directly at The admission application should be submitted online to begin the admission process.
  • TOEFL (test of English as a foreign language)

    The Benjamin School considers student applicants for grades 6-11 with a minimum TOEFL score of 85. All applicants are required to take the TOEFL within 12 months of intended enrollment, and scores must be sent directly from ETS.  Our school code is B047.
  • Academic Transcripts

    Applicants should submit grades and academic transcripts for the current and previous school year. These documents need to be officially transcribed into English.
  • Interview

    Applicants whose TOEFL score and grades meet our requirements will be contacted to schedule an interview via Skype or in-person.
  • Recommendations

    Applicants should submit a School Statement, English Teacher Recommendation, and Math Teacher Recommendation. The School Statement must be submitted by a current school administrator, and Teacher Recommendations must be submitted by current English and math teachers. Recommendations from tutors or former teachers are not acceptable. Documents must be completed in English and submitted directly by the applicant’s school to
  • Test Scores

    In addition to the TOEFL, all applicants must sit for ONE of the following:
    • Independent School Entrance Exam ( - school code: 102031
    • Secondary School Admission Test ( - school code: 1580
    • PSAT
    • SAT
    • ACT
    Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the School.
  • Campus Visit

    All international applicants are required to visit the school by May 1 as part of the admission process. Applicants will have an in-person interview and complete a writing sample during their campus visit, as well as spend the day in classes with a student host(ess).
  • Admission Decision

    International applicant admission files will be reviewed after ALL documents have been received. International students who are offered admission are required to attend a Summer Academic Enrichment class for a minimum of one week.
  • Enrollment

    International students who are offered admission will be issued an Enrollment Contract. When the family returns the Enrollment Contract and $2000 tuition deposit, the School will provide an application for the I-20. When the family completes and returns the I-20 application to The Benjamin School, the School will send the I-20 to the family via overnight mail.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.
After hours emergency contact:
Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
Ph:  561.657.0075 or 561.747.0585