St. Mary’s Academy welcomes international applicants for the all-girls High School, grades 9-12. Please review the information below. When finished, please follow SMA’s application procedures for the appropriate grade level.

FAQs for International Students

Do you require an entrance exam?

Yes. Students who are not native English speakers are required to submit TOEFL scores (minimum TOEFL score is 100).

  • What are the admission requirements for international students?

    All international students follow the standard admission process. If English is a second language, you will be required to submit TOEFL scores (minimum TOEFL score is 100). This includes students who currently attend a school where the curriculum is taught in English.

  • Does SMA offer Skype interviews for international applicants?

    We strongly recommend all international applicants visit St. Mary’s Academy to complete the student/parent interview. If visiting SMA would cause an undue burden on the applicant family, we encourage you to contact our office to discuss alternatives.

  • Does SMA work with consultants or placement agencies?

    The Admissions Office works directly with applicants and their families. Please note: all documents must be translated by a third party professional translation company. All translations must be accompanied by a certificate/affidavit of accuracy.

  • Does SMA offer boarding or host family program?

    No. All international students must reside with a parent or legal guardian, or a host family that has been arranged by the international student/family.  While St. Mary’s Academy is happy to communicate with host families once placement is confirmed, the school does not coordinate these arrangements on the student’s behalf.

  • Does SMA provide assistance with I-20’s and student visas?

    After an applicant has been formally accepted and enrolled at St. Mary’s Academy, we will assist in obtaining the I-20 Form. It is the family’s responsibility to then use this form to apply for an F1 student visa.

  • Do you offer financial assistance to international students?

    No. St. Mary’s Academy cannot offer need-based financial assistance to international students.

  • How do I learn more and apply?

    Click here to request additional information and initiate your application.