We provide a unique opportunity for groups of international students to immerse themselves in the American academic culture. We tailor our programs specifically to best meet the needs of our international students. Generally, our program combines English language instruction with exploration of the Boston area’s rich history and world-class schools for students ages 11-18.
The Program is designed for students who:
- Plan to study at American middle and high schools and want to improve their academic English before beginning the academic year.
- Want to meet other students from all over the world.
- Want to learn more about attending a high school or college in the Boston area
The Program Overview:
Every morning students receive intensive instruction in English with three hours of classes in grammar, writing, American culture, and vocabulary. The program is centered on readings, vocabulary, writing assignments and discussions that students would have in an American school.
Lexington Prep students work hard and play hard; they’re serious about improving their English, but they learn through chatting over lunch, sharing campus tour, and riding roller coasters, as well as through formal English assignments and feedback from teachers.
In the afternoons, students experience Boston. They tour MIT and Harvard, shop at the Prudential center or on Newbury Street, and visit the Boston Tea Party, or the Peabody and Science museums. The evenings are spent back at the Lexington Prep School campus, where students study and relax, preparing for the next day’s classes.
The Academic Program:
The Lexington Prep School program offers intensive instruction that quickly improves students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Entering students, however, must have at least beginning English skills so they can fully participate in the program. One reason LPS students progress rapidly is that small class sizes allow the faculty to customize instruction, tailoring assignments to students’ individual needs. Often, students work in pairs on assignments, specially designed for their interests and skill level.
Students develop fundamental points of grammar, spelling, and mechanics for emerging writers, putting those skills to use in papers on academic subjects. Individual areas of weakness, located in the initial placement exam, are quickly addressed through workbook assignments and in-class tutoring. Frequent quizzes and immediate feedback on papers allow students to progress quickly.
Studying differences in culture and educational systems across the world is a great way for students not only to develop their reading, speaking, and listening skills, but also to learn more about the world. In this class, students learn about American culture, present on the differences among nations. They develop their speaking skills, while expanding their academic vocabulary, vocabulary necessary for talking about government, history, and culture. Formal presentations allow students to research and present on individual areas of interest.
Vocabulary is the bedrock of any language. In this class, students read academic book chapters and articles to build a vocabulary appropriate for studying new content in English. Students learn math, science, social science, and literary vocabulary to prepare them to read and write about topics appropriate to their academic levels. This vocabulary is practiced in the writing and speaking they do in their other classes.
Life at LPS
We understand and take into consideration the needs of our international and domestic students. We also understand that the right conditions must be provided in order to maximize student’s efficiency and enhance their experience at LPS.
Our staff and state-of-the-art facilities offer comfort, convenience, and care, helping students make the most of their educational opportunity. Studies have fun with engaging academic activities, weekend excursions, college campus visits, trips to the amusement park and local shopping venues, and an end-of-program graduation ceremony.
We also guarantee a safe location and provide luxurious accommodations, nutritious, fresh, homemade, and locally grown food, transportation to and from Logan International Airport, and weekly laundry services.