International Admissions at Lake Ridge Academy

Ready to launch your academic journey in a vibrant and supportive environment? Lake Ridge Academy welcomes ambitious international students worldwide to join our thriving school community!

Why Choose Lake Ridge?

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  • Globally Recognized Excellence

    We offer a rigorous college preparatory program to prepare you for success at top universities worldwide.
  • Supportive Landing

    Our curriculum provides flexibility for first-year students, ensuring a smooth transition to American academics.
  • Expert Guidance

    Our dedicated college counseling team will help you confidently navigate the US admissions process.
  • Thrive in a Welcoming Community

    We have a well-established international student support system to help you adapt and feel at home.
  • Diverse and Dynamic

    We celebrate your unique perspectives and experiences, enriching our classrooms and fostering a vibrant learning environment.

Imagine Yourself Here

Our beautiful 93-acre campus, conveniently located near Cleveland, Ohio, offers a central US location and easy airport access. Explore our state-of-the-art facilities virtually:

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  • Kemper Science and Engineering

    Discover innovative learning spaces that ignite your enthusiasm for STEM fields.
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  • The Fine Arts Center

    Unleash your creativity in our vibrant artistic hub.
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  • Rob Hall Gymnasium

    Join our inclusive athletic community and explore various sports options.
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  • Niche A+ School

    With 60 years of excellence, we are the best independent private school on Cleveland’s West Side. Our students achieve an average SAT score of 1320 and a 95% AP exam passing rate.
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  • Grades 9-12 International Program

    We welcome students from all over the world to join our Upper School International Program.
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  • Grade 8 International Program

    International Students entering 8th grade are welcome to join a 1-year program specifically designed to prepare them for attending high school in the U.S.
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  • College Planning

    Our Upper School international students are individually supported in the college search process. Many of our international students are accepted to prestigious colleges and universities in the US and abroad. Visit our college counseling page for a full list of college acceptances for the Class of 2023.

Hear from some of our current international students:

Jelena, Class of 2023

Jose, Class of 2023

Marisa, Class of 2023

Ready to Take the First Step?

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the exceptional opportunities that await you at Lake Ridge Academy. Contact your agency or our admissions office today to discuss your international student journey! Together, let's build your bright future!

Meet the Program Director

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  • Jane Lacoste

    11 years at Lake Ridge Academy Director of Admissions & International Program(440) 327-1175 ext. 9104

    You can also contact Jane at:
    We Chat: JaneL44039
    What's App: 330-990-7961
Lake Ridge Academy is the only independent college preparatory school on Cleveland's west side. Our co-educational curriculum offers a unique blend of academics, extracurricular activities, and a focus on character development, all on our beautiful 93-acre campus. With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, our devoted faculty provides personalized attention to help every student thrive.