Admission

International Students

The Bryn Mawr School welcomes students from around the world, and provides a nurturing environment that inspires a love of learning while fostering respect in all relationships.
Our mission focuses on several goals. We encourage our students to assume responsibility; to be invested in the process of learning; to take risks and solve problems; to become confident, independent learners; and to be contributing members of their communities. Our small class size and dedicated faculty are essential to our program, which challenges and supports students, both in the classroom and beyond. 

In our admission process we are very interested in learning from both the student and her parents (or family representative) the applicant's personal characteristics, academic ability, English fluency and her readiness to be a full participant in a school community where arts, athletics and community service are integral parts of the program. 

To apply to Bryn Mawr, please complete the online application and the accompanying forms from the "Forms" section on the right side of this page.

*International students who will not be living with a natural parent and are seeking a host family are required to be represented by one of our partner agencies, Ivy International Group, Apex International Education Partners (AIEP), or New Oasis International Education for the duration of their time at Bryn Mawr.

Application Checklist

We are eager to learn more about interested families and their ambitions for an American education for their daughters. To apply to Bryn Mawr, please complete the steps below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Step 1

Complete application and forms:
  • Student Essay/Questionnaire
  • Parent Statement (optional)

Step 2

Pay application fee of $125 USD.


Step 3

Provide school transcripts OR report cards for current year plus previous two years.


Step 4

Complete admission testing (ISEE, SSAT, or SAT) and provide TOEFL results.


Step 5

Submit Common Referral Forms from both the math teacher and English teacher, OR a letter of recommendation from the school principal.

A math recommendation should include a brief outline of topics covered this year. The English recommendation should include a synopsis of the novels read in class and the student's ability to write a sustained essay on a work of literature, due to the fact that Bryn Mawr English classes are focused on reading literature and writing analytically, not grammar.


Step 6

Complete a Skype interview or campus visit.

The application, processing fee and all of the supporting documents should be submitted as soon as possible. A Skype Interview will be scheduled after receipt of all materials. If the student is accepted, her family will be sent a contract to sign and return with the designated deposit. When the contract and deposit are returned to the School, the student will be officially enrolled, and the I-20 form will be issued from Sevis.

Admissions Staff

List of 5 members.

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school with a coed preschool for ages 2 months through 5 years. Bryn Mawr provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.