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International boarding education for students aged 14+

Academic English

We offer two additional entry routes for international students who need extra English support to meet the English language entry requirements of the High School Diploma.


English entry requirements:


CATS Extra

Students whose English level is slightly lower than the entry requirements will study CATS Extra. With CATS Extra, students study additional English as part of their curriculum, until they have achieved the required level for their grade.

Quick facts:

  • For students age 13–15 years old entering into Grade 9 in the Fall semester
  • Minimum English level of TOEFL 30/IELTS 3.5
  • Students will study all core subjects as with the High School Diploma
  • Lessons are taught by trained ESL specialists to accelerate each students' English language proficiency
  • Continuous assessment of English language progress with personal advisors
  • Average class size: 12–15 students

Academic English Program

Students whose English level does not meet the CATS Extra entry requirements may study CATS Academic English.

The CATS Academic English Program is a year-long program which has been designed to upgrade a student’s English language knowledge. We welcome students with an English language level of TOEFL 30 or IELTS 3.5 who would like to boost their English language skills before starting the 9th or 10th grade curriculum at CATS Academy Boston.

After each semester, sucessful students can expect to gain 10 points on TOEFL and 0.5 on IELTS, thereby moving on to an academic course load at CATS Academy Boston when ready.

Quick facts:

  • For students age 13–15 years old entering into Grade 9 in the Fall semester
  • Minimum English level of TOEFL 30/IELTS 3.5
  • Daily courses of intensive academic English instruction
  • Continuous assessment of English language progress with personal advisors

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