Welcome, International Students!

Lake Ridge Academy welcomes international applicants from around the world! Our international families are attracted to our rigorous college preparatory academic program that offers curriculum flexibility for first-year international students, exceptional college counseling, and an established international support system. Lake Ridge Academy is located outside Cleveland, Ohio, on a large 93-acre campus. Our Midwest location makes it central to both the east and west coasts of the United States.

We value the diversity and perspective our international students bring to campus. We believe that international students enrich our community. Bringing together people from multiple cultures into one classroom creates a positive and productive learning experience for everyone in our community.

Tour three of our campus buildings: Kemper Science and Engineering, The Fine Arts Center, and Rob Hall Gymnasium.

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International Program Highlights

  • A Niche A+ School

    Founded in 1966, Lake Ridge Academy is an exceptional independent school with an 8:1 student to teacher ratio. Our students acheive an average SAT score of 1320 and a 95% AP exam passing rate. View our school profile.

  • Grades 9-12 International Program

    We welcome students from all over the world to join our Upper School international program.

  • 8th Grade International Program

    International students entering 8th grade are welcome to join a one-year program specifically designed to prepare them for attending high school in the US.

  • College Planning

    Our Upper School international students are individually supported in the college search process. Many of our international students are accepted to prestigious college and universities in the US and abroad. Visit our college counseling page for a full list of college acceptances for the Class of 2022.