International Applicants

Bullis has a thriving international student program and we welcome your interest. This section provides general information about our program—for more details please


International students follow all of the same application guidelines as our local applicants. We welcome visits to the Bullis campus--however, please call for an appointment at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival so that we may best accommodate your request.

If you would like more information after reviewing the application details below, please do not hesitate to call the admission office at 301-983-5724 or .

*Please be advised that international students pay fees in addition to standard tuition.

We look forward to learning more about you during the admission process!



Since Bullis is not a boarding school, our international students have the wonderful and unique opportunity of residing with host families. In most cases, host families are current school families with children enrolled at Bullis. This host family program helps our international students to fully immerse themselves in American culture and family life. As a member of the host family household, each international student is included in family meals, outings and other experiences.


Our Upper School requires international students to take grade level English as well as an additional academic support class that strengthens core English skills, cultural awareness and study patterns. All other subjects are taken on grade level. We do not offer an ESL program. 

Other Activities

Students are involved in all areas of extra-curriculars including athletics and arts plus many other activities. The goal of our program is exposure, experience and immersion!

Application Requirements

  • Submit your application by clicking here
  • Register, take and submit scores from the SSAT test. (This test is available internationally. Sign-up is directly through SSAT, Please use our school code 1960 when registering.) 
  • Submit transcripts from your CURRENT school. 
  • Submit three teacher recommendations from CURRENT teachers. The required forms are available on our website.  
  • A student interview. If an interview in person is not possible, a VIDEO Skype call is required. Skype interviews can be set up through our office on designated days at 9:00 and 9:30am EST. Please call 301-983-5724 or email   to set up an interview.