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International Students

English Language Learners

Saint James School is Montgomery’s independent school leader in providing comprehensive tutoring support for international students. English Language Learners (ELLs) school-wide, whose English proficiency scores indicate they are a good fit for our international grading scale, are tutored by an experienced instructor to help facilitate a successful transition to an English-speaking school. Students meet with the tutor in small, age-appropriate groups on campus during the school day and develop the confidence and skills needed to transition into our college-preparatory environment.

Saint James School is proud to serve a robust international population which includes students from many sectors of the Montgomery community. Students from all over the world who are in Montgomery temporarily, or those who have made the River Region their home, benefit from the comprehensive international student program offered at Saint James School.

Our ELL tutor serves as a liaison with parents and maintains close contact with classroom teachers and school counselors to identify the academic needs of students. The tutor plays an important role in creating a nurturing environment for international students and supports the school’s goal of being a welcoming home which celebrates and embraces our international student population.

Photos of international students

Most years 40-50 new international students enroll in Saint James School.
Over the past few years Saint James has enrolled students representing the following countries: *

  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Rep. of Korea
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam

* Many international students remain enrolled at Saint James School for multiple years with increasing numbers working towards graduation. Therefore, the overall international student population is much larger than the number above, which only reflects new students each year.

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