International Students

As one of the leading private schools in Pittsburgh, Winchester Thurston School welcomes admission applications from international students.

Admission Process

In order to apply for admission to our private school in Pittsburgh, international students must:

  • Complete our Parent/Guardian Application online by early December. The application fee is $50.
  • Once the Parent/Guardian Application is submitted, our office will be in touch via email about access to the electronic checklist. The following documents are requested:

    1. The Common Teacher Recommendation for Grades 6 - 12.
      Applicants for grades 6 - 12 must submit two teacher recommendation forms – one from a math teacher and one from an English teacher. There is a link in the electronic checklist to submit the forms to teachers via email.
    2. The Student Application. There is a link in the electronic checklist to complete the form electronically.
    3. Applicants for grades 9 - 12 must take the TOEFL or Duolingo English test; applicants for grades 6 - 8 must take the TOEFL, Jr. or Duolingo English test.
    4. Schedule a Skype interview once all admission materials have been submitted.

Attending WT and the Visa Process

WT is a day school and admission is also contingent upon the student living either with the student's biological parent or with an appropriate host family. We can provide you with the names of local organizations who provide this service.

Once an accepted student has enrolled at WT, the Admission Office will issue an I-20 form allowing the student to begin the visa process. Please visit for more information about the visa process.

Questions? Please contact Scot Lorenzi at 412-578-3738 or

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