In addition to tuition, international student tuition costs include housing arrangements with a St. Francis family (August through May), a stipend for ELL tutoring or academic support in The Learning Center, and the majority of school fees. Additional expenses that international students should expect include spending money while living in the US, books/school supplies, and medical insurance while living in the US. International Student Tuition and Fees Tuition 2018-19 Tuition $24,900 Agent Commission $3,500 Host Family Stipend (over 10 months) $10,000 International Student School Fees (test prep, annual fund, APs, PA fee, etc) $3,400 Supplemental International Tuition Fees $6,000 Total $47,800
All of our international students do home stays with a local family, mostly current students’ families. You will be a member of an American family, which promotes integration into and understanding of American life and strengthens your English language skills.
The Learning Center at St. Francis offers one-on-one academic support. International student tuition includes academic support of whatever kind the student needs – individualized ELL tutoring, standardized test preparation, and/or other academic support.
We require an English-language proficiency test. In recent years, international applicants have submitted scores from tests like TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., and ELTiS.
We accept applications for international students for grades 9 through 11.
International students should submit a completed online application, a transcript of academic work (with English translation), an application supplement by the applicant (handwritten and in English), and two letters of recommendation. We also request copies of any English-language proficiency testing results you may have completed. After all of the materials have been submitted, an admissions team member will contact you to arrange an interview. This can be online via Skype, or on our campus if you wish to visit and have a tour. Teachers should use the teacher recommendation form found here.