International Students

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Learn about the International Program

Founded in 2005, the Rev. Mark R. Francis, C.S.V. International Program introduces new cultures, different traditions, and cross-cultural understanding to all students.  

The program currently represents over 35 students from 9 different countries including China, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Colombia, Guatemala, Taiwan, Poland, and Ukraine. Tuition for the International Program is $18,300 for the 2023-24 school year.

Common Tasks

*Please note, Saint Viator High School requires that international students work with outside agents to enroll. It is mandatory for the student to remain under the guidance of their agency and continue to work with the agent/agency during their enrollment at Saint Viator High School. Students will not be allowed to change agencies.

Tommy Kwon ‘23

Studying and living in the United States has helped me grow socially and exposed me to more diverse ideas and people than I would have had the opportunity to interact with in Korea. At Saint Viator, I was able to become friends with students from a variety of backgrounds, and through this more expansive social network, I have engaged with people whose life experiences greatly differ from my own. This experience is invaluable and has helped me grow and prepare for my life at an American university, and eventually for working in a globally connected world.

Pre-Admissions Checklist

  • Complete the application for program consideration. If students are accepted, parents or agents will be notified.
Letter of Recommendation
  • Letter of recommendation from one teacher - should be an English teacher
Transcript from Previous Year
  • Report card from the last two years (translated to English)
Duolingo, TOEFL, or iTEP Results
  • Duolingo, TOEFL, & iTEP results

Post-Admissions Checklist

Non-refundable Deposit
  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 payable by check or wire transfer to Saint Viator High School is due within two weeks of acceptance (please note the student’s name). This fee will be applied toward tuition.
I-20 Application
  • Saint Viator High School will process the I-20 application. This process begins after families have paid the $500 deposit and students have been admitted.
Medical Forms Required
  • Physical Exam
  • Eye Exam 
  • Dental Exam

School Community

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  • 100%

    College Acceptance Rate
  • 34

    Top 20% ACT Composite Score

Notable Colleges

Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University
New York University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis 
University of Conneticut
University of Florida

Office of Admissions - International Studies

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    Mrs. Stefania Svejnoha 

    Registrar & International Program Coordinator

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Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.