Willows Academy International Programs

Willows Academy offers a unique experience to immerse students from all over the world in a rigorous academic program and vibrant social environment. Our mission is to educate the whole person and help our students become strong, confident and competent women that will make a difference in the world. We invite students from other countries to partake in this one-of-a-kind experience and better prepare themselves for college and beyond. We understand the challenges of living abroad, so we have designed a program that will support our international students in every way.

The three key components of our program are:

Academics

Family Life

Social Environment

Program Options and Costs 

Our three different programs offer the students the opportunity to attend Willows and stay with Willows host families for varying lengths of time during the Fall or Spring Semesters. No matter the program, the students will attend all core classes, as well as different electives depending on the grade level in which they are placed. In all three programs, students will have days set
aside for excursions around the Chicagoland area. For specific pricing details and additional program information, please review our international program brochure below.

Six-week short-term immersion program

This program runs once a year for six weeks during Spring semester.

Quarter-long immersion program for school credit

International students receive school credit for participating in this three-month long program. Choose from our Fall or Spring semester options to fit your schedule.

Semester-long immersion program for school credit

International students are welcome to join us for an entire semester or multiple consecutive semesters, which typically span from August to December and January to May. They receive full credit for their schooling.

Contact Us

For more information on how to apply, contact Cathy Lipscomb at lipscomb@willowsacademy.org (847-824-6900 x 208) or Sara Danielewicz at danielewicz@willowsacademy.org (847-824-6900 x 286).