Thank you for considering Lake Ridge Academy for your student’s education. The steps below outline what you need to do to apply and enroll. We accept applications on a rolling basis. However, early application is encouraged to ensure your student’s place.

Application Process

Two teacher recommendations and one must be your English teacher.

School records from the past two year (translated into English).

TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., or ELTIS are preferred. Lake Ridge Academy's TOEFL code is C662

Applicants must have a complete admission files before the interview can be arranged. View the interview calendar to schedule an interview appointment.

Enrollment Process

Accepted students must confirm enrollment by returning the signed contract with a non-refundable deposit of 10%, which will be applied toward tuition.

Submit copies of your passport and proof of funding. (SEVIS regulations require these forms). Confirm your address with the admissions office to have the student i20 sent via FedEx via email at [email protected].

Student orientation will be held for all new international students before school starts. More details will be shared by the admissions office.


We have four Graduate Certificate Programs for students who are interested in studying a certain subject more indepth during high school.

  • Global and International Studies Program
  • Institute for Engineering and Innovation
  • Institute for Scientific Research
  • School of Fine Arts
  • English: Black Literature & the African Diaspora, Literatures of Self-Identity, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Honors Dramatic Literature, Honors Women’s Literature, Modern Interpretations of Classic Literature

  • Fine Arts: Mixed Media, Time Based Media Design, Foundations of 3D Modeling, Improvisation for the Theater, Musical Theater Workshop, Directing

  • Math: Discrete Mathematics, Multivariable Calculus

  • Science: Botany, Ecology, Anatomy and Physiology, Biomimicry and Design, Honors Introduction to Developmental Biology and Embryology, Animal Behavior, Astronomy

  • Engineering: Introduction to Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical, Engineering Design and Fabrication 1 & 2, Computer Aided Design 1 & 2, Computer Aided Machining

  • Social Studies: Nazism and the Holocaust, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, Honors Global Politics, Honors Comparative Politcs, The Roots of a Global Religion: The History of Islam in the Middle East and the Maghreb, Oil and Water: Energy, Resources, and the Remaking of the Modern World, History of Art: Survey of Western Art History of Art: Survey of Modern & World Art, History of Western Music: Ancient to Classical, History of Western Music: Classical to the 21st Century

  • Technology: Honors Computer Science, Honors Software Engineering 1 & 2, Digital Publishing

  • World Languages: AP and Post AP French and Spanish

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students can be accepted and enrolled space permitting.

Lake Ridge Academy offers ESL support for new international students who need the additional support

School typically begins in mid-August. We like new students to arrive in the area at least 5 days before school starts. This will give you time to move into your new home, adjust to the new time zone, as well as attend new student orientation

Yes, we accept mid-year applicants. Our second semester usually starts in early January.

Students can obtain insurance from either their agency or the school. Please consult the admissons office for more details.

Lake Ridge Academy will send you an I20 with other enrollment materials after we receive the signed contract, deposit, copy of passport, and proof of funding paperwork. Please confirm with the Admissons Office the address you want to be used when we send these documents to you.