Estimate includes tuition and housing costs ONLY. An additional Materials & Technology fee will be required for each session of study. All prices are listed in US Dollars the local currency of the ELS Center. Program & housing availability as well as cost are subject to change.
Centers & Locations
"The teachers know how to improve your English and they even do things with you together so you learn a lot about the habits, history and the American way of life."
ELS/Boston - Newton is located on the safe and tranquil campus of Mount Ida College. You can enjoy studying on a traditional college campus just 13 kilometers from downtown Boston. Boston is home to many world-class museums, excellent theaters, trendy shopping spots and restaurants. Cape Cod, the White Mountains, New York City and Montreal are just a few hours away.
Private College campus location
On Campus Facility Use
Safe upscale suburban environment within ½ hour of Boston downtown by train/bus
Boston museums and historic and cultural attractions; prestigious universities in the area including Harvard, MIT and Boston University
Students are placed in triple rooms and will live in a typical suite style dormitory building with shared hallway bathrooms. Rooms include a bed, a dresser, a desk and chair for each resident and a microfridge for each room. Phone, cable and internet connections are available in each room. Students must provide their own computers. Linens are included and self-service machines are available in the same dormitory building for a small fee. Students clean their own rooms during their stay.
Price per Session
Meals / week or Meal Credit
19 meals per week
Homestays in the area(Homestay)
Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use the bus or train to reach ELS and the campus.
Price per Session
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Center is handicapped accessible
Only some classrooms are handicapped accessible
What is Conditional Admission?
Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.
Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.
Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.
What is the Conditional Admission Process?
Find a university via our University Finder
Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
Begin your university program!
Meet the Staff
I am from New York City, but came to the Boston area to attend university. I have spent many years living and working overseas, and have taught in South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. I was a teacher at ELS-Riverdale and Boston-Newton before becoming Housing Coordinator and now, Center Director. I enjoy meeting and helping students from all over the world. I am very pleased to work in a warm, friendly environment with my wonderful staff.
I have been associated with ELS/Boston since 1988. I first started teaching in the Special Programs Division and then moved into the regular program where I remained as an instructor for 20 years. I have been the Academic Director for our Newton center since 2007. My previous ESL experience came from having lived and taught in corporate programs and private institutions in Brazil.
International Student Advisor
I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and have lived in Montana and Washington states, then studied and lived in California before moving to Milan, Italy. I taught English in Italy for four years and traveled around Europe before moving to Boston in 2013. I speak Italian and love learning foreign languages and talking about different cultures. Travel is a passion of mine, and I enjoy talking to international students and getting to know more about the people and traditions from all around the world.
Julian Garcia Roberts
I arrived in the United States in 1996 from Cuba and started working as the Registrar at ELS in Boston in August 2001. In my country of birth I had accumulated 15 years working in planning, budget control and accounting. I attended the University of Havana for two years pursuing a degree in accounting and more recently 2 semesters at the Rhode Island College in the same major. Although not an educator, I enjoy being part of our students ELS experiences.
I’m originally from Medellin, Colombia. I studied International business and taught Business English during my university years. I am the Homestay Coordinator and I look forward to providing students with the best “living the American lifestyle” experience by matching them with wonderful hosts during their studies at ELS-Boston. I enjoy having friends all over the world and in my spare time I like to play Ultimate Frisbee.
November 27, 2013
I had great experience in Boston-Newton. My teachers are always friendly for me. When I was here, I felt myself as in my second home. I will never forget my friends and my teachers. It was very nice feeling to be here. Thank you for all my teachers, friends and ELS staff.
Maria Camila Restrepo Lopez
November 27, 2013
My experience at ELS has been amazing because I have improved my English skills. Also, I have met people from different cultures who I share my experiences with. ELS has help me to learn about other cultures. Also, I have the opportunity to share with the native family and learn customs about American culture.
-Maria Camila Restrepo Lopez,Colombia
June 24, 2013
As an international student I had so many concerns before I began college in the USA such as learning English as a second language, passing English proficiency exam, and getting accepted to a college program. Many schools offered me ESL courses and English proficiency exam preparation courses but the best decision I made at that point was joining ELS classes at the Boston-Newton center. From day one to graduation, I found a friendly, committed, knowledgeable staff. Besides teaching the language, they have always made sure that I got the cultural aspect so I could fit into the American community. From my personal experience ELS classes prepared me for my academic success. At ELS I met so many people from all over the world. We got to share our cultures which added a lot to my understanding of the world. After I passed Level 112, I attended Wentworth Institute of Technology to study mechanical engineering. I graduated in May 2013 and will attend graduate school at Northeastern University in the fall. I am grateful to ELS for giving me the skills to realizing my goals, and for the friendships I will always treasure.
-Hassan Damlakhan, Saudi Arabia
Andres Bouza Carballal
April 24, 2012
The teachers are awesome and they always have great material to teach. The center staff are amazing, very friendly and the activities they organize are very fun.
-Andres Bouza Carballal,Spain
April 24, 2012
The ELS Center at Mount Ida College offers a good opportunity for students from a lot of countries. The teachers always help students when they don't understand something or if they have any questions. I recommend coming to ELS Boston-Newton to study. You will be satisfied with everything here!