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Niskayuna High School

By | Affordable, East, Public, US-Schools

Niskayuna High School

Schenectady, New York

This is an accelerated, public school located near Albany, the Silicon Tech Valley of the East Coast. It offers 49 courses at the Honors level and 20 at the Advanced Placement Level. Historically, over 90% of the Niskayuna’s students who take AP exams score a “3” or higher. In addition, Niskayuna High School offers college credit courses in the following fields: English, Social Studies, World Languages, Business Education, Family, and Consumer Sciences, and Engineering Technology.

Niskayuna High School has been recognized as one of the top schools in the region and the nation, including recently being ranked No. 26 on Newsweek magazine’s listing of “America’s Top High Schools.” Students can choose from dozens of honors-level, Advanced Placement (AP) and college-level courses. Partnerships with select colleges and universities, such as Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University and the University at Albany, allow Niskayuna students—including international students—to earn college credits while still in high school. 94 percent of Niskayuna graduates go on to colleges or universities after high school graduation, including such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Boston College, Princeton University and Georgetown University.

Niskayuna Central School District invites English language-proficient international students (including current exchange students) who are between 15 and 18 years of age to apply for participation in the International Scholars Program. Participants will learn about American life and culture first-hand by residing in the local community with host families and attending Niskayuna High School. Its global student body has included students from Turkey, France, Germany, Japan, China, Russia, and many other countries. Each international scholar gets to participate in school traditions such as homecoming, prom and high school graduation. Students also are encouraged to participate in athletic teams and/or the music program, as well as the vast array of clubs Niskayuna High School offers.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 1,376

Class Size: 30

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Animal Welfare Club, Anime Club, Aviation Club, Broadcasting Club, Chemical Demonstration, Chess Club, Computer Science, Culinary Club, Debate, Drama, Environmental Studies, Film, French, Game, German, Horticulture, Key Club, Latin, Math, Model UN

Michigan Lutheran High School

By | Boarding, Midwest, US-Schools

Michigan Lutheran High School

St. Joseph, Michigan

Michigan Lutheran pride itself on the high academic achievements they routinely see of our students. Students are able to achieve both personal and academic success through the studies and programs that are offered through Michigan Lutheran High School. The campus is located in a beautiful and safe area in St. Joseph, providing students with a quality education through personable and approachable teachers, a family atmosphere, and strong Christian morals. There is a 100% graduation rate and top universities seek out Michigan Lutheran students for attendance at their schools. The school provides its students with help applying to scholarships and colleges and takes pride in the many outstanding universities that their students have been accepted to. 

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 104

Class Size: 28

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Band, National Honor Society, Student Government, Mission Trips and service, Audio/Visual Technology Program, Student Ambassador program

Rockland County Day School

By | Boarding, East, US-Schools

Rockland Country Day School

Congers, New York

Located near New York City, Rockland Country Day School balances academics with the arts. It provides students with everything they need to succeed, helping them learn how to identify their passions and how to pursue them. Their goal is to prepare students for the world beyond the classroom. Rockland students are accepted into their first or second choice of college or university. Rockland’s campus features a state-of-the-art STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Lab.

Rockland Country Day School brings forth the best in every student by knowing and educating each of them as an individual.  The pillars of their college preparatory program are critical thinking, creative expression, integrity, community service, and the cherishing of diversity.  

Rockland believes in using a combination of authentic and traditional assessments of student learning. Their teachers use a variety of methods to teach classroom material and also to assess what students know and can do. End of unit projects, student-created skits, portfolios, debates, creative writing assignments, and essays are common assessments of student learning. These assessments coupled with traditional tests and quizzes allow their students to demonstrate their understanding in multiple ways.

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 120

Class Size: 10

Grades Accepted: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th Post Graduate

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Post Graduate/Gap Year, ASE

Sports: Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurricular Activities: Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs

The Community School

By | Boarding, US-Schools, West

The Community School 

Sun Valley, Idaho

Community School’s mission is to inspire students to think critically; engage confidently; embrace challenges; and lead impactful, purposeful lives. Community School’s main academic campus is located Sun Valley, Idaho. They feature three different programs including Sun Valley Ski Academy, Outdoor Leadership Academy, and Creative Arts Academy. Astonishingly, 100% of Community School students who apply are accepted for admission to college. They also have a renowned, award-winning program for competitive skiers.

Sun Valley Community School is defined by academic rigor driven by a spirit of inquiry, meaningful outdoor experiences, athletic and artistic opportunities. Their exceptional program provides a framework for students to explore, pursue their passions and develop an authentic sense of self. Upper School students continually build qualities of self-confidence, awareness, and independence. Leadership opportunities abound academically, athletically, and in the Outdoor Leadership Academy.

Whether playing varsity soccer as a freshman, leading the ninth-grade river trip as a senior, or singing a solo in the fall musical, students are also regularly challenged to exceed their perceived limits and seek out new experiences. The Upper School promotes a culture of mutual respect and trust between teachers and students. Experts in their subject areas our faculty values the art of teaching. Beyond the classroom, teachers are regularly involved in students’ lives—as student advisors, trip leaders, coaches, community service leaders, and friends. These strong student-teacher relationships are often cited by graduating seniors as the most important element of a Community School education.

This culture of care and respect fosters a learning environment that is open, accepting, and curious. SunValley cultivates independent thinking and supports students as they step beyond their comfortable boundaries, both academically and individually. Students are encouraged to participate in a spectrum of interests and activities, including athletics and performing arts. It’s not unusual to see a student playing competitive soccer, acting in a school play, and devoting time to community service projects in the same week.

 

School Type: Boarding

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th,

Type of Students Accepted: Year; Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Skiing

Extracurricular Activities: Ski Academy, Outdoor Leadership Academy

Bishop Guifoyle Catholic High School

By | Boarding, Northeast, US-Schools

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

Altoona, Pennsylvania

This prestigious school offers students strong academic programs, caring faculty and staff, small classes, and all with a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. Their small number of international students are carefully monitored and taken care of by school personnel to make sure that international students truly benefit from their overall experience. Teachers offer free tutoring to students after school and are available for more intensive one-on-one tutoring at an additional fee. Bishop Guilfoyle also offers SAT Prep, and students have the opportunity to enroll in dual degree programs to receive college credits.

High standards of academic excellence challenge students to achieve their full intellectual potential. The small teacher to student ratio (1:11) allows for a personalized educational experience. Bishop Guilfoyle welcomes international students from all across the world for participation in 9th through 12th-grade college-preparatory educational program, with a career focus. Students are not only integrated into the school’s curriculum but are also encouraged to experience everything that America has to offer. Bishop Guilfoyle welcomes international students into their family!

School Type: Boarding & Day School

School Size: 320

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Graduation Within One Year

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Newspaper, Photography, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Youth Leadership, Classic Movie Club, Eco Club, Mock Trial, Mission club, National (Junior) Honor Society, Peer Ministry, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Prom Planning, Scholastic Quiz Team, Spanish Club, Strategy Club, Student Council

Wisconsin Lutheran High School

By | Boarding, Midwest, US-Schools

Wisconsin Lutheran High School

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded in 1903, Wisconsin Lutheran is set on Lake Michigan in the safe, lively Milwaukee area. The school has a great reputation for its international student programs. Wisconsin Lutheran offers strong programs for Pre-Engineering called Project Lead the Way, and a rigorous college prep program called the Young Scholars Program where students take college-level coursework and receive college credit while still in high school.

At Wisconsin Lutheran High School, it’s easy to get involved! Their co-curricular activities provide students with the opportunity to meet new friends and gain valuable experience for future life roles. To participate in any co-curricular activity, students must be in “good standing” with a minimum of a 1.5 grade point average. Annually, over 85 percent of students at Wisconsin Luther participate in one or more co-curricular activities. Clubs and activity groups meet before, during and after school, which means that there is plenty of time to get involved, even for students who are active in sports.

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 755

Class Size: 18

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Newspaper, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Yearbook, Volunteering,,National Honor Society, Math League, Drama/Theater, Marching Band , Jazz Band, Piano Lessons

Holland Christian School

By | Midwest, Private, US-Schools

Holland Christian School 

Holland, Michigan

Holland Christian is a state-of-the-art private school that is one of Quest’s longest standing school partners. With more than a dozen AP classes, 50 extracurricular and co-curricular activities, and roughly 800 students, Holland Christian is bustling with opportunities for advancement. Our exchange students are provided with a designated guidance counselor, one-on-one training in refined English writing, and the opportunity to engage with American students in a plethora of activities.

Students at Holland Christian High School thrive in an environment that encourages them to be their best. Guided by excellent, dedicated, and caring teachers, and having access to state of the art facilities and 21st-century educational practices, their students receive an outstanding education which prepares them well for whatever lies beyond high school. The school views each student as an individual image bearer of God with individual gifts, abilities, and (eventual) callings in life. They are committed to providing programs for a wide range of student interests and abilities.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 650

Class Size: 22

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: 53 different extracurricular clubs, Theater, Performing Arts, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Theatre, Chorus, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs

Timothy Christian School

By | Midwest, Private, US-Schools

Timothy Christian School 

Elmhurst, Illinois 

Located in a nice suburb of Chicago, Timothy Christian offers students with strong English abilities the opportunity to be part of a special community. Timothy Christian was identified as one of 96 “Outstanding High Schools in America” by the U.S. News and World Report and is one of Quest’s oldest school partners.

Founded in Wellsburg by a group of parents in 1941, Timothy Christian School has worked to come alongside Christian parents to provide God-centered courses for their children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Timothy Christian is a remarkable school in which students are encouraged to use their gifts for a life of service. This school strives to teach about our world from a Biblical worldview while encouraging children to think independently and critically.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 350

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Fine Arts, Mock Trial, Scholastic Bowl, WYSE, Band, Orchestra

Doane Academy

By | East, Private, US-Schools

Doane Academy

Burlington, New Jersey

Doane Academy is a coeducational, independent day school located in Burlington, New Jersey. The school is on a 10-acre campus located on the beautiful banks of the Delaware River, which separates New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Doane is located in a safe suburban environment; though, the bustling and vibrant city of Philadelphia is just across the river. Doane’s core values are stated as academic excellence, character, diversity, faith, fellowship, leadership, and social responsibility.

All courses are considered college-preparatory and they offer various resources for international students who require additional support. Doane also offers extensive opportunities in visual arts, environment and nature programs, science and technology, and more. In addition, a variety of athletic programs are offered year-round at Doane, with over 12 sports teams! The campus also includes two regulation soccer fields, a new baseball field (2016), a softball field, and a natural space, called “Discovery Woods”, where younger students regularly spend hands-on time learning about the natural world.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 230

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross-Country, Soccer, Softball

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Band, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Honor Society, Engineering Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Varsity Club, Mock Trial

Harrisburg Academy

By | Northeast, Private, US-Schools

Harrisburg Academy

Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania

The Academy is the Harrisburg area’s flagship independent school and is widely considered to be the best private school in Central Pennsylvania. They partner with families who value education as a priority in their family setting, seek an institution that encourages deep, authentic learning, and desire an alternative to public and religious school offerings for their child.

Harrisburg Academy is located on a 24-acre campus outside the historic and picturesque capital of Pennsylvania. Students at the academy are from a variety of different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and the academy is well-known for its IB program. This is a high-level school that requires international students to have a strong command of the English language.

School Type: Private

School Size: 340

Class Size: 12

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, January Arrivals

Sports: Basketball, Cross-Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field

Special Offering: IB Program

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Band, Orchestra, Theater/Drama, Journalism, Yearbook, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Quiz Bowl, Student Environmental Advocates, Diversity Club,Technology Club, and National Honor Society

 

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