International Student Program

The Academy of Notre Dame has partnered with various reputable agencies throughout the United States to recruit highly qualified students from abroad to attend the Academy. We are authorized to enroll F1 students under Federal law and can issue I-20’s to students who meet our qualifications and have passed a Skype interview.

Would you like to study in America?

The international program at the Academy of Notre Dame is unlike others. We offer international students the opportunity to immerse themselves in American culture by attending our Upper School or Lower School. International students of high school age are offered classes in our private, all-girls Catholic Upper School setting that ranges from college preparatory, to honors to advanced placement courses, and even virtual high school classrooms. The Lower School experience is similar, but is offered to both boys and girls in our private, co-ed Catholic Lower School with rigorous academic programs. There is also a vast array of athletic offerings and extra-curricular clubs that international students can participate in.

international students 4Our beautiful 200+ acre campus features a main school building, separate gymnasium, tennis courts, softball and soccer fields, an outdoor track, and scenic woodlands that even include several ponds.   

Our International Student Program Manager will see to it that all the needs of international students are met, whether it be obtaining tutoring services, providing assistance in finding a host family, college planning and preparation, or arranging fun outings and activities. All students must apply to the Academy through an agency (click here for a partial list), and a host family is not required if the student will be living with a parent in the local area.

If you are interested in studying at the Academy of Notre Dame, please contact us for more information.

Click here to read about our Lower School international students.

Become a Host Family for an International Student

Consider offering an international student the educational experience of a lifetime! International students are ordinary students who are ready to immerse themselves in American culture, and experience the day-to-day life of the typical American family.

Being a host family is rich and rewarding for both the international student and for your entire family! The educational possibilities are endless; you will make a lifelong friend while you learn all about another country’s customs and culture. It’s a win-win for everyone!

What are the benefits of Becoming a Host Family?

  • Families of students at the Academy of Notre Dame receive a discount on tuition.
  • Your family receives a monthly stipend.
  • All of your questions about a foreign country, its customs and culture will be answered.
  • International students are fully insured, and have their own health insurance and spending money.

If you are interested in making a dream come true for an international student, please contact us for more information.

The International Experience