Country Day is proud to be a school community that includes
students throughout our PK-12 program who are citizens of many
countries around the world. The perspectives and backgrounds of
our dual-citizenship students enriches the discourse we
share in our classrooms, our labs, studios and even on our
In our high school program specifically, we welcome two to three
exceptional rising high school students who require an I-20 Visa
in order to study with us as freshmen each year. (Students
younger than fourteen, or Grade 9, are not eligible for I-20
visas through our program.)
For international students applying to Country Day from countries
in Asia, we have an exclusive partnership with education
consulting firm, UC Educations (UCE). Founder Peter Xie, a China
native, spent most of his childhood here in Sacramento. He and
his team of agents work in both Shanghai and in Sacramento and
have placed students at Country Day for more than a decade. Peter
and his team expertly counsel prospective families through their
application process to Country Day, provide translation services,
and facilitate engagement with our admission office.
Once an international student is admitted to Country Day, UCE
partners with our school community to handle all non-academic
aspects of the Country Day experience. Most importantly, UCE
works to thoughtfully place our students in safe, reliable,
enriching, appropriately-matched host families in Sacramento.
UCE’s Sacramento agents provide ongoing care and support services
to students enrolled at our school in partnership with our team.
All UCE students enrolled at Country Day also receive all the
unparalleled support that our highly personal and flexible high
school program provides to every student.
Our High School program prepares students not only for college
admission, but for a well-rounded, meaningful life beyond
academia, in which our students learn to “think critically, live
creatively and act compassionately.”
If you are a student who lives abroad and are interested in
taking on the challenge of a well-rounded, rigorous, rich,
college preparatory, U.S. High School experience, we warmly
encourage you to apply!