A College Preparatory Private School with Two Campuses in Suffolk, VA. Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12.

International Students

Student receiving diploma

International Students

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is a premier private school in Suffolk, Virginia, that is known for its challenging academic curriculum and opportunities in STEM, the arts and athletics.  

We welcome international students to inquire and apply for admission in grades 9–12. Our mission is to engage, inspire and empower our students to make a difference in the world, and our goal is to enroll students who will benefit from our program and contribute to the school community. Each year, we enroll students from a diverse range of countries.

Applicants are encouraged to apply through one of our partner organizations that can also offer a homestay experience with an American host family if required. The admissions process for international students is consistent with the process for domestic students, which includes the submission of proper documentation relevant to health and immunization records. The Admissions Committee, in addition to core academic performance, considers proven English proficiency, extracurricular involvement and personal interests. Applicants are also asked to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Often, the placement organizations require this as well. Please note that Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is not certified for ESL.


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Admissions Process

Once all required documentation has been submitted by both the placement organization and the applicant, the Admissions Committee will review the file and offer an admissions decision. Upon acceptance to Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, please complete the following:
  1. Submit the enrollment contract and registration fee.
  2. Obtain the student Visa. If necessary, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy will issue an I-20.


International families who relocate to the area are welcome to apply if the student will be living permanently with a parent or guardian in the local area as a dependent on the parent's visa or if the student is otherwise eligible to study in the United States.

Adissions Services Coordinator Kristine Byrne


Kristine Byrne
Admissions Services Coordinator
(757)539-8789 ext. 3358

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, handicapped status, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.