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International boarding education for students aged 14+

International Students

Academic year 2016-17

  Tuition Dormitory Homestay
Early Bird 5% Discount*
September start
(full time student)
$33,915 $20,140 $17,480
September start
(full time student)
$35,700 $21,200 $18,400
January Start
(full time student)
$17,850 $10,600 $9,200
Single Semester
(study abroad students only)
$18,350 $10,600 $9,200

All fees are subject to a $200 registration fee and a deposit of $2,300 (refundable at the end of the course).
*Early Bird Discount available only to students who pay their fees in full by March 31, 2016.

Included in fees

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes as needed, any AP exams undertaken, SAT/ACT preparation* and full college counseling program. Pre-arrival and on-site visa advice is also provided if requested.
  • Accommodation fees include the provision of full-board meals (three per day on weekdays & two per day on weekends). Shuttle transportation for homestay students is provided.

*Students will be responsible for standardized exam fees which may include but are not limited to the SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS.

Additional Yearly Fees

Additional Fees Per year Per semester
Medical insurance $1,700 $990
School Materials (including textbooks and limited supplies)  $1,500  $750
Full excursion and activities program  $3,000  $1,500

Accommodation during vacations

  • During winter and spring vacations, the residences are closed - students may return home, stay with approved family/guardians or, if available, a homestay can be arranged for an additional cost.

Airport Transfers

  • Boston Logan International Airport - $150 each way
    AEP (full-year ESL) CATS Extra (Intensive ESL) High School Diploma  
Grade of entry* Age TOEFL (or equivalent)** TOEFL (or equivalent)** TOEFL (or equivalent)** Academic requirement
 9 14+ 30 (IELTS 3.0) 35 (IELTS 3.5) 40 (IELTS 4.0) Completion of US Grade 8 or equivalent
10 15+ N/a 40 (IELTS 4.0) 50 (IELTS 4.5) Completion of US Grade 9 or equivalent
11 16+ N/a 50 (IELTS 4.5) 60 (IELTS 5.0) Completion of US Grade 10 or equivalent
12 17+ N/a 60 (IELTS 5.0) 70 (IELTS 5.5) Completion of US Grade 11 or equivalent

*CATS Academy reserves the right to re-assess students on arrival and move them up or down a grade if this is in their best academic interests.
**Other internationally recognized English language tests may also be accepted.

Students must be under 21 when they graduate from Year 12.

We encourage students who are motivated, thoughtful, and prepared to challenge themselves academically and intellectually to apply for admission.

CATS Academy Boston seeks students who are ready to reach their academic potential, explore their talents and strengths, engage with a multicultural community of students, and commit to preparing for college or university in the United States.

The information below outlines that admission process. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at

Students are admitted to CATS Academy Boston on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your application early.

Application procedure

  1. Submit a completed application form. Download and print the application form.

  2. When your application is received, we will review it and send you an offer letter that will list the conditions for your offer. These conditions may include:

    • Academic transcripts with notarized translations (if not in English)

    • An interview with the Director of Admissions or delegated representative

    • Completion of the student enrollment contract, which we will send with the offer letter.

    • For international students:

      • Evidence of English language level. We accept most internationally recognized tests; alternatively, you can take in internal test or be assessed at interview.

      • Proof of funds for the fees (we need this to provide you with an i20) and a copy of your passport.

  3. Once all conditions of your offer have been fulfilled, and you have paid the deposit, we will send you an Acceptance Letter which will confirm your enrolment at the Academy.

  4. If you require a visa to study with us, we will also send you an i20 document at this stage so you can apply for your visa.

  5. Lastly, you will be sent a pre-Arrival pack containing all the information you need to prepare to join us at CATS Academy Boston. You can also download the Pre-Arrival Handbook (or preview it below) as well as the Pre-arrival Contact and Medical Forms.

If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at


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