Brentwood School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school located at 725 Linton Road in Sandersville, Georgia, USA. 2019 marks Brentwood's 50th educational year. The school is comprised of 40 faculty members and over 260 students divided between our Pre-School (Early PK3, PK4, and K5), Lower School (grades 1-6), and Upper School (grades 7-12). Classroom sizes are small, with a child-to-teacher ratio of 15:1. The school offers a rigorous college preparatory program, and usually 100% of its graduates attend post-secondary education institutions such as the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Auburn University. Brentwood encourages its students to be well rounded and to participate in a wide range of academic, athletic, fine arts, and community service activities.
Brentwood School is committed to preparing its students emotionally, culturally, physically, and spiritually to lead productive lives in a global society. This commitment extends to our International Students, who thrive with our unsurpassed quality of education in a nurturing and safe environment.
The international student experience at Brentwood School includes support from not only the school, but also the surrounding communities. Students are offered:
- I-20 and visa assistance
- Brentwood-arranged American host families for the school year
- Customized college counseling
- College visits
- Internship opportunities for Senior students
International Students who attend Brentwood School have an F-1 student status. The process for acquiring visa status begins with a Form I-20. The I-20 is required to obtain a visa in certain countries for non-US citizens and is needed to travel back and forth from the USA during the school year. Upon the student's acceptance, payment of the $2,500 International Student Enrollment Fee, and finalization of the enrollment contract, Brentwood School will process the I-20 form through SEVIS and will mail the original copy to the enrolled student.
Brentwood requires the following documentation in order to issue an I-20:
1. Copy of student passport
2. Permission Form for Electronic Access to I-94 (form must be submitted with original signatures) – Permission allowing Brentwood to access electronic I-94 travel history to ensure student is maintaining F-1 status while at Brentwood. Download Permission Form.
3. Financial Support Statement and Documentation – Proof of financial means to support the student's education and other living expenses while attending Brentwood School.
A) Financial Support Statement (form must be submitted with original signatures) Download Financial Support Statement.
B) ONE of the following (document must be in English):
- Bank account statements for the financially responsible party that indicate three months of income
- Letter of employment verification from employer
- Documentation from a sponsor
- Financial aid letters
- Scholarship letters
Please mail all documentation to:
Attn: Laura Johnston
PO Box 955
Sandersville, GA 31082
Once we receive the required documentation as listed above, Brentwood will issue the I-20 form, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. The I-20 will then be sent via Federal Express directly to the incoming student at their home address. SEVIS regulations prohibit us from sharing or delivering any information contained on the I-20 form to a third party or sending through email. Questions regarding Brentwood's International Student Program can be directed to Laura Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 1-478-552-5136.
The climate in Sandersville is pleasant and consistently mild, with an average annual temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer weather in Sandersville is generally very warm and sunny, and the winters are pleasingly mild. Historic treasures and beautiful scenery make Sandersville a wonderful place to visit or call home. Sandersville is industry-friendly and contains four industrial parks, the Norfolk Southern and Sandersville Railroad companies, and Washington County airport.
Sandersville is known as the 'Kaolin Capital of the World.' One of Georgia's most important minerals, kaolin is a white, alumina-silicate clay used in hundreds of products ranging from paper to cosmetics to the nose cones of rockets. Kaolin is also used in medicines, paints and many other products, all of which are shipped around the world. At the end of the 20th century, kaolin was an $800 million business and Georgia's largest volume export. Mining companies have reclaimed and restored more than 80 percent of the land that has been stripped since 1969.
Sandersville is centrally located between four thriving Georgia cities. Macon, GA, holds theInternational Cherry Blossom Festival in mid-March each year. Augusta, GA, is home to the Master's Golf Tournament. Atlanta, GA, hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, boasts several professional sporting associations such as the Atlanta Falcons football team and the Atlanta Braves baseball team, and is home to The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Savannah, GA, also has an international airport, port facilities and is home to the Savannah College of Art and Design.