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Faith Christian Academy

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Faith Christian Academy – Staff Favorite

Sellersville, Pennsylvania 

Faith Christian Academy offers the perfect combination of a challenging academic curriculum and a nurturing environment. This school is a staff favorite because the international student admission department is very “hands-on”, providing a caring support system for students. They offer the short-term Quest ASE program and so much more!

FCA offers small classroom settings for individual student attention. AP & Honors classes in English, History, Anatomy, Forensics, Government & Economics, Calculus, Math classes. FCA caters to students that are seeking a college-prep experience, they also provide ESL for students that need extra English-language support. Their athletic program includes the state-championship soccer team as well as basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball teams.

Faith Christian Academy offers the perfect combination of a challenging academic curriculum and a nurturing environment. This school is a staff favorite because the international student admission department is very “hands-on”, providing a caring support system for students. They offer the short-term Quest ASE program and so much more!

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 450

Class Size: 20

Grades Accepted: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts

 

Bethlehem Catholic High School

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Bethlehem Catholic High School – Staff Favorite

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem is a private, Catholic high school that has a tight-knit community. The school is known for its tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, student retreat programs, and community service. They offer honors and AP courses, vocational-technical schooling, and online courses. Bethlehem has outstanding fine arts, music, and theater programs as well. While attending Bethlehem Catholic, students can join clubs, intramural sports programs, BECA Students for Life, overnight and weekend retreats, and become a school ambassador. Furthermore, students can challenge themselves academically by participating in science fairs, National History Day, the debate and chess teams and math competitions. Quest has a very long-standing relationship with this school and a strong host family community in this area.

This beautiful campus is located in suburban Bethlehem and features a first-class facility with expanding technology and on-campus athletic fields. Students have the opportunity to grow spiritually through in-school Masses and retreats, overnight retreats, daily Communion services, penance services, and other spiritual clubs and activities. At Bethlehem, students and staff are committed to giving back to the community through service hours and community projects. Their faculty is passionate and committed to serving our students both in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. They work beyond the school day in order to help students reach their full potential. 

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 730

Class Size: 28

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

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

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

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

Notre Dame High School

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Notre Dame High School – Staff Favorite

Easton, Pennsylvania

Notre Dame High School is a four-year co-educational Catholic high school serving the greater Easton, Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey area. Notre Dame’s International Student Program staff is dedicated to creating a nurturing academic and social environment for international students.  Two full-time staff members are dedicated to working with International students, the Program Coordinator who processes applications, I-20 forms, and works with students addressing behavior or attendance issues, regularly communicating with agencies and the guidance office. Course scheduling is customized to make sure that the students are challenged, but also placed appropriately for success. This is a great option for students who are interested in sports and academics!

The school has students from four surrounding Pennsylvania counties and two counties in New Jersey. Notre Dame has a broad socioeconomic background and varies in character from urban to suburban. The community is mostly residential with several commercial and light industrial areas. Notre Dame offers the Aquinas Program, which offers education to children with learning disabilities. The international student program brings diversity and new life to the school.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 510

Class Size: 25

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

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

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Newspaper, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Anime Club, Art Club, Auto Club, Band, Choral Ensemble, Future Business Leaders of America, Greenhouse Committee, International Club, Key Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Outdoor Club, Pro-Life Club, Scholastic Scrimmage, Skiing and Snowboarding Club

Coventry Christian School

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Coventry Christian School 

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Since 1984 the students, families and faculty at CCS have been pursuing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. Coventry Christian is a K-12 school that boasts a 98% college acceptance for its high school graduating students. To promote and maintain relationships amongst students and staff, students are sorted into one of four Houses and participate in healthy academic and physical competitions throughout the school year. This unique House system helps students facilitate strong community involvement and develop school pride. Coventry Christian School’s academic curriculum is divided into sections based on student’s grade levels. This school accepts 12th-grade applicants and offers ESL support.

School Type: Private

School Size: 335

Class Size: 18

Grades Accepted: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade, Post-Graduate

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Creative Writing, Scientific Research, 4-H, Computer Programming, Chorus, Youth group, Government, Studio Arts, and Yearbook.

Harrisburg Academy

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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

 

Bishop Guifoyle Catholic High School

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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

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