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Thank you for taking the next step to becoming a student at The Highlands. Our international students are an asset to our community and find The Highlands School an engaging community.  We welcome a limited number of students in each grade  from across the globe who meet our admissions criteria. Our admissions process varies for international students.  Applicants seeking to graduate high school from The Highlands School will need to be sure all coursework aligns with graduation requirements.  International applicants should contact the Admissions Office for further information on the International Student application process.  Our application process can be found here

Cultural Exchange Students

International students are welcome to spend a semester or year with us for language and cultural exposure.  Exchange students must have a good grasp of the English language and be strong students.  These students do not receive any course credit during their time with us. Cultural Exchange applicants need to contact the Admissions Office for further information on the Cultural Exchange application process.   Our application process can be found here.

English Proficiency Exam

All applicants must be proficient in English.  Often, our international students need additional tutoring in English to be successful in school.  This tutoring, if required, is the financial responsibility of the parents.  To assess the applicant’s proficiency of the English language, all are required to take the appropriate TOEFL exam.  These are offered around the globe.  Results must be submitted to The Highlands as part of the admissions decision.
          TOEFL Primary                   TOEFL Jr.                    TOEFL

VISA and I-20

Applicants are responsible for obtaining a VISA to attend school in the United States.  Once an admission offer is made and accepted, The Highlands School is able to issue an I-20 to the student.  All travel during the year must be submitted to the school.


Admitted international / Cultural Exchange students are responsible for obtaining their own insurance for their time in the United States.  The Highlands can offer suggestions as to where to obtain this insurance.

Host Families

The Highlands School does not provide host families for students.  We can offer a list of families who may be open to hosting an international student.  It is up to the host families and international student family to sign the appropriate host agreements.  Any payments ($1,000 per month) for host services are made directly to the host family and not The Highlands School. 

Tuition for the 2018-2019 School Year

PreK 3 & PreK 4                              $ 10,900
Kindergarten – 5th Grade             $ 11,900
6th Grade – 8th Grade                   $ 12,500
9th Grade – 12th Grade                 $ 16,000


Graduation                                $ 350                Due July 1st
International Students            $ 5,000             Due within 10 days of enrollment