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Saint John’s High School

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Saint John’s High School

West Islip, New York

Founded in 1966, Saint John’s High School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory high school West Islip, New York. Saint John’s was voted the Best Catholic School on Long Island in 2016. The school offers a challenging academic program featuring over 30 AP and Honors courses. Students are also able to take college credit courses through unique partnerships with St. John’s University, Molloy College, and Adelphi University. With 100% of 2017 graduates being admitted to college, Saint John’s prepares all students to succeed in higher education.

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School Type: Private Day School

School Size: 1379

Class Size: 25

Grades Accepted: 9, 10, 11,12

Types of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kickline, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular: Art Club, Astronomy Club, Bel Canto Chorale, Big Brother/Big Sister, Book Club, Caribbean Cultural Club, Chess Club, Computer Programming Club, Culinary Arts Club, Danceworks, Drama Club, Earth Club, Global Ambassadors Club, History Club, Irish Club, Italian Club, Jazz Ensemble, Knitting, Liturgical Music Group, Mathletes, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Peace and Justice Club, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Radio, SADD, SJB Dance Company, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Spring Musical, Stained Glass Club, Student Council, Symphonic Band, Table Tennis, The Forerunner (Yearbook), The Prophet (School Newspaper), Media News Network, Wind Ensemble, Women’s Chorus, Writing Center

Saint Anthony’s High School

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Saint Anthony’s High School

South Huntington, New York

Saint Anthony’s High School is a co-educational, college preparatory high school founded in 1933. With more than 80 AP and Honors courses and 21 college credit courses, Saint Anthony offers its students a diverse, rigorous academic program. A selection of university-accredited classes, a special partnership with the nationally-renowned Saint Francis Hospital, and state-of-the-art technological resources prepare students for long-term success after graduation.

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School Type: Private Day School

School Size: 2,400

Class Size: 30

Grades Accepted: 9, 10, 11, 12

Types of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

 

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Tennis, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars: Archery Club, Art Club, Aviation & Rocket Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Comic & Cartooning, Creative Writing Club, Dance Club, DECA, DIY Club, Equestrian Club, Film Club, Future Leaders of America, Future Medical Professionals, Girls Who Code, Global Ambassadors, Irish Step Dancing Club, Jazz Band, League of Legends, Math Club, Mock Trial Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Physics Club, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Rock-n-Roll Club, Rubiks Club, Science Club, Show Choir, Smart Play, Stage Crew, Step Team, Student Council, Support Our Troops, Table Tennis Club, Video Game Club, Wall Street Club

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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Saint Thomas Aquinas

New Hampshire, 1 hour from Boston

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School is a private, Catholic school located in the historic New Hampshire seacoast town of Dover, NH. With a student population of approximately 420 and a low student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1, students are able to receive individualized support from faculty and staff. Students often cite the close-knit and supportive school community as their favorite characteristic. Saint Thomas Aquinas was named the #1 Private School on the Seacoast for 2017 (as recognized by Seacoast Media Group). The school recently refreshed many of its courses to focus on a STEAM curriculum – the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. New, rigorous course offerings such as lab-based Biotechnology, Geometry featuring computer software, and Introduction to Digital and Fine Arts prepare students interested in any subject to use advanced modern technologies. Students at Saint Thomas Aquinas are well-prepared for pursuing higher degrees, and the school maintained a 100% college acceptance rate for the graduating Class of 2018.

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Location: Dover, New Hampshire

School Type: Private Day School

School Size: 423

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 9,10, 11, 12

Types of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

Extracurricular: Academic Worldquest, Art Club, Campus Ministry, Chamber Choir,Chess Club, Debate Team, Drama Club, Environmental Club, FIRST Robotics, French Club, Global Ambassadors, Harry Potter Club, Intersectional Feminism Club, Investing Club, Jazz Band, Math Team, Model UN, Portsmouth Police Explorers, Rosary Club, Spanish Club, Student Advisory Board, Student Ambassadors, Tech Crew, Yearbook Club

Fairmont Private Schools

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Fairmont Private Schools

Anaheim, California

Fairmont Private Schools is a co-educational, non-sectarian private K-12 program with four locations in the Anaheim, California area. Fairmont’s commitment to excellence and exceptionally high level of engagement ensures students’ success at all levels. High school students attend Fairmont Preparatory Academy, voted ‘Best Private High School’ four years in a row in Parenting OC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Fairmont’s reputation for academic excellence, a low student-to-teacher ratio, and a caring, nurturing environment are some of the many reasons parents choose Fairmont for their children.

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School Type: Private Day School, Boarding

School Size: 1,925 (total student population), 577 (Fairmont Prep only)

Grades Accepted: K-12

Types of Students Accepted: January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars: Badminton Club, The Dessert Club Film Club, Key Club, Model United Nations, Red Cross, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Government

Stearns High School

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Stearns High School

Millinocket, Maine

Located in a safe small town, the community of Millinocket and several hamlets in unorganized territories. They are located approximately 75 miles north of Bangor, Maine’s third largest city. Stearn’s international graduates are guaranteed admissions to the University of Maine and may also receive scholarships for the university. 

Highly qualified teachers instruct students in the core academic subjects of Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science. Teachers look to engage students in the class and advance them towards higher levels of thinking. In all curriculum areas, Stearns High School looks to continue to meet each student’s individual needs to best prepare them for an ever-changing world.

Stearns boasts state of the art facilities available to their students and the community. The high school gym seats 1800 and is host to many athletic contests and other gatherings throughout the year. A clear focus on performing arts with a beautiful auditorium that hosts many school programs, plays, concerts, dance recitals and a variety of other community events. The spacious cafeteria is used to serve students breakfast and lunch and is a hub spot for students to meet one another.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 287

Class Size: 20

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

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Outdoor Education, Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Show Choir, Math Team, Intensive English and Environmental Summer Program, Civil Rights Team, Yearbook Committee, Peer Mentors, Peer Counseling, Student Council, Outing Club, Field Hockey, Softball, Baseball

Hillcrest High School

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Hillcrest High School

Ammon, Idaho

Boasting with over 1,600 students, Hillcrest High School is a public school in Ammons, Idaho that offers students a great selection of sports, foreign languages, and AP course options. This school accepts one-semester and one-year students. The school sponsors an ACT Prep course for students. Hillcrest keeps its international student numbers small so that these students have authentic experiences. This is an affordable school with excellent quality. 

Hillcrest’s vision is to provide a comprehensive approach to ensure all students graduate through academic, college/career, and social/emotional support. Through collaborative efforts with parents, teachers, administration, and the community, HHS counselors hold students to high academic standards, help them become life-long learners, and encourage them to be positive contributors to society.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 1,650

Class Size: 28

Grades Accepted: 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, ASE

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

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San Luis Coastal Unified School District – Staff Favorite

San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo is known within California as one of the most scenic and desirable places to live. With a stunning landscape and the vibrancy of a college town, San Luis Obispo is a warm place to be, both in weather and in community-feel. The two high schools, Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo High School, offer a strong academic curriculum along with exciting and exotic activities such as surfing and rock climbing. This is a great school option for those who enjoy water sports and beautiful beaches.

San Luis Coastal Unified School District represents the communities of Avila, Edna Valley, Los Osos, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo and currently has an enrollment of approximately 7,500 students. Small neighborhood schools are a hallmark of the District where students are educated from preschool through twelfth grade and a world-class adult school program offers unique, life-improving courses to thousands of community members.

In 2018, San Luis Coastal was honored with the prestigious California District of Excellence award for its innovative and effective school programs. Students thrive in San Luis Coastal because the dedicated staff, parents, and Board of Education share a common commitment to student success.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 788

Class Size: 25

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

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Other Clubs

Keene Central School

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Keene Central School – Staff Favorite

Keene Valley, New York

The program at Keene Central School is unique and in a class of its own. As a small school within a small community in upstate New York, Keene Central Schools offers international students a very close-knit, supportive, and encouraging environment. This program is one of their most affordable F-1 programs. Keene allocates their tuition money towards all student activities, daily meals, special events, school bus and athletics. This school is highly recommended for students who enjoy nature, camping, and sports (especially skiing and snowboarding).

Keene Central continues to strive to provide a rigorous academic program, offering a number of extracurricular activities and support student needs to make sure that they can be successful at achieving their mission to, “Let each become all he or she is capable of becoming.” Keene provides after-school activities and programs to help students grow both in and outside of the classroom.

School Type: Public

School Size: 161

Class Size: 12

Grades Accepted: 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Theater/Drama, Clubs: Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, Forensics, Spanish Travel Club

Indian River Charter High School

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Indian River Charter High School – Staff Favorite

Vero Beach, Florida

Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS) was founded in 1998 as a small, public high school, with an emphasis on character development, academic achievement, career preparation, and cultural awareness. With an enrollment limited to 670, the school operates under the auspices of a private non-profit organization and is guided by a community Board of Directors.

Situated next to Indian River State College Mueller Campus, students are encouraged to participate in dual enrollment. Currently, IRCHS is rated an “A” school by Florida’s School Rating System and has been the highest rated high school in Indian River County for the past 10 years. The mission of the Indian River Charter High School is to give its students the opportunity to develop a new set of competencies and foundational skills that will help them enjoy a productive, full, and satisfying life. This school is highly recommended to students who are interested in visual and performing arts.

School Type: Charter

School Size: 650

Class Size: 18

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

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

Sports: Dance, Golf

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Painting, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Birding Club, Campus Life, Cooking Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), History Club, Humans VS Zombies, Key Club International, Leadership, Model UN, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Science Club, Socialized Comp.

Santa Barbara Unified School District

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Santa Barbara Unified School District

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Unified School District is located in sunny, southern California with close proximity to the ocean and coastal mountain range. The high schools within the SBUSB are medium-to-large in size and offer a wide variety of activities and sports to engage each international student. The international student program has been operating in the district for many years, and international students are part of the fabric of the student body.

The mission of the Santa Barbara Unified School District is to ensure the educational success of all students through a commitment of excellence and to empower them to reach their full potential as responsible, ethical, and productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 2,160

Class Size: 35

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

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

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Anime & Manga, Art, Chess, Debate, Environmental, Improv, Journalism, K-Pop, Leadership, Lacrosse, Match, Mock Trial, Mountain Biking, Red Cross, and Many More

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