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Saint John’s High School

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Saint John’s High School

West Islip, New York

Founded in 1966, Saint John’s High School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory high school West Islip, New York. Saint John’s was voted the Best Catholic School on Long Island in 2016. The school offers a challenging academic program featuring over 30 AP and Honors courses. Students are also able to take college credit courses through unique partnerships with St. John’s University, Molloy College, and Adelphi University. With 100% of 2017 graduates being admitted to college, Saint John’s prepares all students to succeed in higher education.

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School Type: Private Day School

School Size: 1379

Class Size: 25

Grades Accepted: 9, 10, 11,12

Types of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kickline, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular: Art Club, Astronomy Club, Bel Canto Chorale, Big Brother/Big Sister, Book Club, Caribbean Cultural Club, Chess Club, Computer Programming Club, Culinary Arts Club, Danceworks, Drama Club, Earth Club, Global Ambassadors Club, History Club, Irish Club, Italian Club, Jazz Ensemble, Knitting, Liturgical Music Group, Mathletes, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Peace and Justice Club, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Radio, SADD, SJB Dance Company, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Spring Musical, Stained Glass Club, Student Council, Symphonic Band, Table Tennis, The Forerunner (Yearbook), The Prophet (School Newspaper), Media News Network, Wind Ensemble, Women’s Chorus, Writing Center

Saint Anthony’s High School

By | East, Private, Top Ranking, US-Schools

Saint Anthony’s High School

South Huntington, New York

Saint Anthony’s High School is a co-educational, college preparatory high school founded in 1933. With more than 80 AP and Honors courses and 21 college credit courses, Saint Anthony offers its students a diverse, rigorous academic program. A selection of university-accredited classes, a special partnership with the nationally-renowned Saint Francis Hospital, and state-of-the-art technological resources prepare students for long-term success after graduation.

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School Type: Private Day School

School Size: 2,400

Class Size: 30

Grades Accepted: 9, 10, 11, 12

Types of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

 

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Tennis, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars: Archery Club, Art Club, Aviation & Rocket Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Comic & Cartooning, Creative Writing Club, Dance Club, DECA, DIY Club, Equestrian Club, Film Club, Future Leaders of America, Future Medical Professionals, Girls Who Code, Global Ambassadors, Irish Step Dancing Club, Jazz Band, League of Legends, Math Club, Mock Trial Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Physics Club, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Rock-n-Roll Club, Rubiks Club, Science Club, Show Choir, Smart Play, Stage Crew, Step Team, Student Council, Support Our Troops, Table Tennis Club, Video Game Club, Wall Street Club

Saint Thomas Aquinas

By | East, Private, Top Ranking, US-Schools

Saint Thomas Aquinas

New Hampshire, 1 hour from Boston

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School is a private, Catholic school located in the historic New Hampshire seacoast town of Dover, NH. With a student population of approximately 420 and a low student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1, students are able to receive individualized support from faculty and staff. Students often cite the close-knit and supportive school community as their favorite characteristic. Saint Thomas Aquinas was named the #1 Private School on the Seacoast for 2017 (as recognized by Seacoast Media Group). The school recently refreshed many of its courses to focus on a STEAM curriculum – the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. New, rigorous course offerings such as lab-based Biotechnology, Geometry featuring computer software, and Introduction to Digital and Fine Arts prepare students interested in any subject to use advanced modern technologies. Students at Saint Thomas Aquinas are well-prepared for pursuing higher degrees, and the school maintained a 100% college acceptance rate for the graduating Class of 2018.

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Location: Dover, New Hampshire

School Type: Private Day School

School Size: 423

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 9,10, 11, 12

Types of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

Extracurricular: Academic Worldquest, Art Club, Campus Ministry, Chamber Choir,Chess Club, Debate Team, Drama Club, Environmental Club, FIRST Robotics, French Club, Global Ambassadors, Harry Potter Club, Intersectional Feminism Club, Investing Club, Jazz Band, Math Team, Model UN, Portsmouth Police Explorers, Rosary Club, Spanish Club, Student Advisory Board, Student Ambassadors, Tech Crew, Yearbook Club

Niskayuna High School

By | Affordable, East, Public, US-Schools

Niskayuna High School

Schenectady, New York

This is an accelerated, public school located near Albany, the Silicon Tech Valley of the East Coast. It offers 49 courses at the Honors level and 20 at the Advanced Placement Level. Historically, over 90% of the Niskayuna’s students who take AP exams score a “3” or higher. In addition, Niskayuna High School offers college credit courses in the following fields: English, Social Studies, World Languages, Business Education, Family, and Consumer Sciences, and Engineering Technology.

Niskayuna High School has been recognized as one of the top schools in the region and the nation, including recently being ranked No. 26 on Newsweek magazine’s listing of “America’s Top High Schools.” Students can choose from dozens of honors-level, Advanced Placement (AP) and college-level courses. Partnerships with select colleges and universities, such as Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University and the University at Albany, allow Niskayuna students—including international students—to earn college credits while still in high school. 94 percent of Niskayuna graduates go on to colleges or universities after high school graduation, including such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Boston College, Princeton University and Georgetown University.

Niskayuna Central School District invites English language-proficient international students (including current exchange students) who are between 15 and 18 years of age to apply for participation in the International Scholars Program. Participants will learn about American life and culture first-hand by residing in the local community with host families and attending Niskayuna High School. Its global student body has included students from Turkey, France, Germany, Japan, China, Russia, and many other countries. Each international scholar gets to participate in school traditions such as homecoming, prom and high school graduation. Students also are encouraged to participate in athletic teams and/or the music program, as well as the vast array of clubs Niskayuna High School offers.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 1,376

Class Size: 30

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Animal Welfare Club, Anime Club, Aviation Club, Broadcasting Club, Chemical Demonstration, Chess Club, Computer Science, Culinary Club, Debate, Drama, Environmental Studies, Film, French, Game, German, Horticulture, Key Club, Latin, Math, Model UN

Stearns High School

By | East, Public, Short-Term, US-Schools

Stearns High School

Millinocket, Maine

Located in a safe small town, the community of Millinocket and several hamlets in unorganized territories. They are located approximately 75 miles north of Bangor, Maine’s third largest city. Stearn’s international graduates are guaranteed admissions to the University of Maine and may also receive scholarships for the university. 

Highly qualified teachers instruct students in the core academic subjects of Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science. Teachers look to engage students in the class and advance them towards higher levels of thinking. In all curriculum areas, Stearns High School looks to continue to meet each student’s individual needs to best prepare them for an ever-changing world.

Stearns boasts state of the art facilities available to their students and the community. The high school gym seats 1800 and is host to many athletic contests and other gatherings throughout the year. A clear focus on performing arts with a beautiful auditorium that hosts many school programs, plays, concerts, dance recitals and a variety of other community events. The spacious cafeteria is used to serve students breakfast and lunch and is a hub spot for students to meet one another.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 287

Class Size: 20

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 12th Postgraduate

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Graduation Within One Year, Post Graduate/Gap Year, ASE

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Outdoor Education, Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Show Choir, Math Team, Intensive English and Environmental Summer Program, Civil Rights Team, Yearbook Committee, Peer Mentors, Peer Counseling, Student Council, Outing Club, Field Hockey, Softball, Baseball

Keene Central School

By | Affordable, East, Public, US-Schools

Keene Central School – Staff Favorite

Keene Valley, New York

The program at Keene Central School is unique and in a class of its own. As a small school within a small community in upstate New York, Keene Central Schools offers international students a very close-knit, supportive, and encouraging environment. This program is one of their most affordable F-1 programs. Keene allocates their tuition money towards all student activities, daily meals, special events, school bus and athletics. This school is highly recommended for students who enjoy nature, camping, and sports (especially skiing and snowboarding).

Keene Central continues to strive to provide a rigorous academic program, offering a number of extracurricular activities and support student needs to make sure that they can be successful at achieving their mission to, “Let each become all he or she is capable of becoming.” Keene provides after-school activities and programs to help students grow both in and outside of the classroom.

School Type: Public

School Size: 161

Class Size: 12

Grades Accepted: 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Theater/Drama, Clubs: Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, Forensics, Spanish Travel Club

Worcester Academy

By | Boarding, East, US-Schools

Worcester Academy

Worcester, Massachusetts

Through the thoughtfully designed curriculum and an abundance of extra-curricular activities, Worcester Academy gives students an environment filled with expert guidance, plenty of options, and, of course, challenge. Roughly 20% of the student body comes to Worcester from outside the United States, having students from Southborough to Somaliland. The city campus gives every Hilltopper the opportunity to experience the vitality, diversity, and excitement of a city rich in heritage, culture, and the arts. The school offers over 30 art courses and over 50 school clubs or organizations on campus. 

Worcester Academy embraces its identity and tradition by teaching students to Achieve the Honorable in all that they do. Even as they evolve in the 21st century by implementing innovative classroom and operational practices, Worcester Academy remains true to its roots and its mission – to create lifelong learners who engage passionately with the world around them. Moreover, their faculty is instrumental in creating a rigorous academic program of great dimension with invaluable mentoring and support. The teachers at Worcester provide a broad perspective on the world, integrate technology, and push every student to be their very best selves. They’re a world-class school preparing world-ready graduates. The Worcester Academy is committed to its multicultural learning community and fully embraces a diverse and multi-talented student body. Their diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, family structure, socio-economic status, and/or ability. No matter who you are, when you’re a Hilltopper, you’re part of their family.

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 650

Class Size: 14

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Post Graduate

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Graduation Within One Year, Post Graduate/Gap Year

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross-Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs

The Aquinas Institute

By | East, Private, US-Schools

The Aquinas Institute 

Rochester, New York

The Aquinas Institute is a Catholic, college preparatory co-educational school. Students in grades 6th to 12th are taught to learn, grow and lead. If a student excels academically, the school challenges that student with honors and AP classes, but if a student experiences difficulties in specific academic areas, assistance is given to help that student succeed. Aquinas provides college counseling and guidance to students who wish to move forward to college in the US. The school offers both academic and leadership clubs such as Mathletes, National Honor Society, Student Council, Student Government and much more. They also have over 40 sports teams. Their goal is to make sure every student has strong written, verbal communication, and problem-solving skills. 

Aquinas believes that education extends beyond the classroom, thus students are given the opportunity to utilize their talents and exercise their leadership abilities in real-life situations. Developing Leaders for Life is the theme of Aquinas’ activities program, which 85% of students participate in. With the wide range of co-curricular clubs and activities, there’s truly something for everyone.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 786

Class Size: 25

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Boxing

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, DECA, Game Club, French Club, Masterminds, Mathletes, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Improv Club,Yearbook, Book club, Women’s Leadership, Student Council, Quidditch

The Steward School

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The Steward School

Richmond, Virginia

The Steward School has a successful educational system where the class sizes are small, offering students a stimulating environment while expanding their skills in English. The school also offers a prestigious, entrepreneurship credential program for those students interested in business. This program set students up with mentors and internships with successful, high executives to guide them. Another rewarding aspect of this school is a student retreat in a foreign country. International students can also participate in sports, clubs, and events both on and off campus throughout the school year. The Steward School is ideal for international students who plan to go to an American university as college advising and TOEFL support is provided. 

Many private schools are driven by a “bigger, better, faster” ethic. Steward is driven by the notion that smaller is better — that a smaller environment, in fact, means deeper relationships and more opportunities.

The student Advisory Program matches each student with his or her own advisor, who supports their student to help lead the way through the complexities and unique challenges he or she may face during the important years before college.

The College Counseling Office individualizes the college admission process for each student during his or her journey from ninth grade through graduation. This personalized attention helps each student find his or her best fit within an often-overwhelming number of college options.

To keep students challenged and engaged in their academic journeys, they offer numerous honors and Advanced Placement courses. Five core courses in the areas of English, social studies, mathematics, foreign language, and science, plus one or more electives make up a typical Steward Upper School schedule. They offer a credentialing program in Entrepreneurship Studies. Extracurricular activities are especially popular among and they work hard to assure that these opportunities fit comfortably into student’s schedules.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 650

Class Size: Varies

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs, Internship, Overseas trips

The Derryfield School

By | East, Private, US-Schools

The Derryfield School

Manchester, New Hampshire

Located north of Boston, the Derryfield School is a private, medium-sized school that prepares students for study in top U.S. universities. With a 100% college-acceptance rate, The Derryfield School boasts acceptances from schools such as Barnard College, Brown University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Tufts University, and Yale University. The Derryfield School’s staff and faculty work very closely with students and become life-long mentors. International students are required to engage in extracurricular activities and sports to better integrate with American students and enhance their opportunities for acceptance at top universities.

At Derryfield, relationships are key. Not just with your peers, but with your teachers and coaches. The close relationships between students and mentors allow students to pursue their passions beyond the scope of the typical classroom and enables teachers to tailor their lesson plans to the individual students in their class. These experiences give Derryfield alumni the confidence to get the most out of their education as they head off to college and the world beyond.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 400

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross-Country, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Amnesty International, Art Club, Chess Club, Conservation Club, Dance Club, Empower Women, Singing group, Literary magazine, Gay/Straight Alliance, Flute Choir, Key Club, Math Team, Medical Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Photography

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