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International Students

International Students

Saint Mary’s College High School is accepting international student applications for the 2025-2026 school year starting September 1, 2024.

Saint Mary’s College High School will consider admission of International students entering the 10th or 11th grades depending on space availability. Saint Mary’s does not accept 12th grade international students.

Criteria: All International student applicants must:

1. English:  Saint Mary’s does not have an ESL (English As A Second Language) program or classes for international students. As a college preparatory high school, Saint Mary’s requires all international students to be well qualified and proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English. Students will need to provide a SLEP score above 50, or TOEFL score above 70, or provide evidence that their English language is satisfactory.

2. Housing:  Saint Mary’s does not have a home boarding program nor do we provide housing for international students. International students, upon acceptance, must make their own arrangements to reside in a home in the Bay Area with an adult who will be responsible for them while they are in California, and provide supervision and emotional support for the student during the time he or she will be attending Saint Mary’s.

3. Tuition:   Saint Mary’s tuition for international students for the current school year (2023-2024) is $33,525.00 USD. In addition, there is a $1,050 Registration Fee. Updated tuition rates for international students applying for the 2024-2025 school year will be determined in February 2024. Admission decisions regarding international transfer students, if any, will be made in mid-May based on academic qualifications, the potential for success at Saint Mary’s, and space availability at the grade level requested. Saint Mary’s does not have a tuition assistance program for international students.

International students interested in applying to Saint Mary’s should know that Saint Mary’s does not have an ESL (English As a Second Language) Program.