Tree of Life is looking for top qualified students
from around the world to join us!

Tree graduates consistently score in the top 1% of university entrance exams. International students benefit from AP courses, ESL coursework and individual tutoring. Students transition easily into the community with a special orientation week, and gain from English and cultural immersion living with our homestay families.

With students from China, Guatemala, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Vietnam, we are excited to expand our enrollment into additional countries and regions.

Email: | Phone: 614.263.2688

Tree of Life opened in 1978 as a college preparatory school, and has a proven track record of academic success and excellence. Teachers are highly qualified in their fields, and many have earned advanced degrees.

We are currently accepting students grades 7th -12th, for August 2020. We have limited space and offer rolling admission. Apply today or contact Terri Fraser at for any questions.

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Student Information

Students at Tree of Life thrive in a safe environment, where they are pushed to excel in academics, fine arts and athletics.

To apply:

1. Complete & Submit the International Application

Click here to download the Application

International Application

2. Submit the $300 Application Fee

All international applications require a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $300. Payment may be made by credit card or through PayPal. Please enter the applicant's name and click on the button below to submit your payment. Email as soon as payment is made to confirm receipt.

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3. Schedule a video conference call

Student Profile


Hometown: Chengdu, Sichuan province, China
Activities at Tree: Basketball, National Honor Society, Math club
GPA: 4.19 / 4.0
SAT score: 1430 / 1600
ACT score: 33 / 36
AP classes and Honors classes: Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors American Literature, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, AP Literature, AP Government

Ziyi Feng | Tree of Life Student

My name is Ziyi Feng and this is my 4th year at Tree of Life and I look forward to graduating in May.

Tree of Life has prepared me for university by offering challenging classes, and the university counselor is kind and assists students with the college application process.

I plan to study architecture in university, and am working on applying to several schools now: Cornell, Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt, Rice, Syracuse, U Penn, Yale and Columbia.

I have always lived with a host family here, and what I like best is being a part of their lives and having fun with my host brothers and sister.

Tree is a great place, the school community is very supportive, and the students are all friendly and encouraging to one another. I would recommend studying here!

Agent Information

Ohio is in the middle of the U.S. which means the English accent is neutral, making it the perfect location to improve English-learning. Columbus is a very safe community, and students at the school are kind and friendly. For those wanting to travel or visit top universities, it is an easy drive to major cities, including Pittsburgh, Chicago, Washington D.C., Toronto and New York City.

As an educational agent, you can feel confident promoting Tree of Life to families and students. Tree works with a variety of agencies, you may contact Terri Fraser at if interested in learning more.

Host Family Information

Tree is looking for loving and supporting families to nurture international students in a home atmosphere. If you are interested in learning more about this missional opportunity contact Terri Fraser at

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