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!
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!
Please note that students admitted to our International Student
Program must provide an English translation of their full
vaccination history, including record of TDap vaccination, before
they can begin school. These records may be uploaded during the
How to Apply
Step 1: Contact UCE and/or complete our Inquiry Form
All international students from countries in Asia must work
through UC Educations
(UCE) in order to apply to Country Day. UCE is Country Day’s
exclusive program partner for these students. Students are
email Peter Xie with UCE directly before completing our
International students from other countries may simply complete
All international students must select “International Student”
when completing the form.
Step 2: Apply
International applicants must have an active account in
CavNET prior to completing our online “Application for
International Students.” If you have completed an Inquiry form
your account is active.
Once an international student application
is submitted, an “admission checklist” will be assigned within
our software and applicants will be prompted to submit required
When working with UCE,
your agent may assist with the application process and
completing application requirements.
Step 3: Set-up your admission video interview
After all application requirements are completed, international
applications will be contacted to schedule a video interview
with Country Day admissions representatives.