International Students

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Providence Catholic High School (PCHS) is pleased to offer I-20s to international students who wish to experience a high quality, Catholic education in the United States.  Countries represented include students from China, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, and Russia.

Providence Catholic partners with the following organizations but accepts students through other international student agencies as well as private placements. International students must meet PCHS admissions requirements and register as a full-time student.

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Admissions

Students may be admitted with either an F1 or J1 Visa. Students may apply for admission to Providence Catholic from their home countries at grade 9 (freshman) or 10 (sophomore).  International students transferring to Providence Catholic from another U.S. High School may be accepted as a 9th, 10th, or 11th grader.

English proficiency is required to attend PCHS.  The following scores meet the minimum criterion.

Test
TOEFL iBT
TOEFL Junior Standard
iTEP Slate
SLEP
Minimum Required Score
80
Level 4
Level 4.5
55

Academic Advantage

A Providence Catholic education is designed to provide each student with a four-year college preparatory program. The Providence Catholic curriculum emphasizes excellence in theology, language arts, social science, mathematics, world language, the sciences, the arts, computer science, physical education, and business.  Providence Catholic graduates are expected to demonstrate mastery of many skills and disciplines.

International students are mainstreamed into regular, honors, and AP courses of their choice, provided they are following the graduation requirements.  Also, 100% of our International Students have been accepted into prestigious universities throughout the United States.

Highlights

  • 36 Advanced Placement and Honors Courses
  • 24.3 Average ACT Score
  • 103 College Preparatory Courses
  • 28 Clubs and Organizations
  • 100% University Acceptance Rate
  • Nearly $30 million in College Scholarships Awarded
  • College counseling services to help with the university admissions process

Universities Attended

  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drake University
  • Fordham University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • Tulane University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Washington University

… and many more


ESL

International students will meet regularly with an English as a Second Language instructor where they can receive additional instruction in English, get help with their homework, and receive assistance in understanding the class lessons.  International students will also participate in discussions and activities to help orient them to American culture and encourage them to become more active participants in the high school experience.


Host Families

Providence Catholic partners with Educatius International, Heritage Student Foundation, New Oasis, and PSE to match families and students who select Providence through any of these partner agencies.  PCHS does not assist in identifying host families for privately placed students. Hosting a student has many rewards!  Select the button below to learn more about becoming a host family.

Host Family Details

 


Testimonials


Questions?

Mr. Paul Houston

Principal
815.717.3179
email

Mrs. Valerie Stoub

International Student Coordinator
English and ESL Faculty
815-717-3343
email

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