Pre-K3 through 12th grade Co-ed Catholic College Preparatory School


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.  

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International students are welcome to spend a year or longer with us. Students must be proficient in English, be academically strong and meet all admissions criteria.  

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.

VISA and I-20

Applicants are responsible for obtaining a VISA to attend school in the United States.  Once an admission offer is accepted by the family, and they have enrolled and paid all fees, The Highlands School will issue an I-20 to the student.  All travel during the year must be submitted to the school 30-days prior to travel plans.

Health Insurance

Admitted international students are responsible for obtaining their own health insurance for their time in the United States.  

Host Families

The Highlands School will connect candidates with potential host families for an international student. The host family and international student family must sign the host agreement.  Any payments ($1,000 per month) for host services are made directly to the host family and not The Highlands School. 

Entrance Exams

  • Kindergarten - 8th grade applicants scheduled through. Please email us at
  • 9th grade applicants must take the ISEE exam and schedule at local testing sites, (THS code: 443556).   
  • 10th - 12th grade applicants must provide either PSAT scores or the ISEE test scores.
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