From Around the World
For the past 20 years, Bishop Brady High School has hosted international students from around the world. We currently have 43 students attending Bishop Brady from 10 countries including Canada, France, China, Italy, Finland, South Korea, Brazil, Germany, and Spain.
The Bishop Brady International Program runs from August 15 to June 15. The end date will be adjusted to accommodate snow days, if necessary. International students are responsible for arriving at school by August 15 and staying at school until all exams, retreats, student activities and/or extracurricular commitments have been completed. It is the international student's responsibility to change vacation plans and plane reservations to comply with this requirement.
All international students considered for acceptance to Bishop Brady must be sponsored by a placement agency or guardian, approved by the school, with an accessible representative in the United States. Students are expected to be represented by such an agency for the duration of their enrollment. International students are required to live with a host family, approved by their agent or guardian who oversees the home stay. The student must also provide written proof that they have the financial ability to pay for tuition and living expenses.
The tuition and fees for the international program for the 2019-2020 academic year are $18,000.00. The student is responsible for purchasing their own dress-code-appropriate clothing and textbooks. The approximate cost for these items is $500.00 and is paid by the student at the time of purchase. Other incidental fees that are to be paid by the student's family are the $45.00 application fee and $100.00 processing fee for the I-20.
The student's academic progress must reflect solid effort by the student. Students in the Bishop Brady International Educational Program are responsible for fulfilling all the academic and other requirements, as stated in the Bishop Brady Student Handbook, in order to receive a Bishop Brady High School diploma.
Bishop Brady High School issues the I-20 form once the signed enrollment contract and deposit are received. Please allow enough time for your visa interview before the beginning of the school year.
International Student Orientation
All newly enrolled international students are expected to attend an orientation program in mid to late August. Students may be assessed for English and Math placement, will walk through their class schedules, and meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and the ESL teaching staff. Current Brady students are on-hand to assist with questions. The orientation session gives new students time to acclimate and become more comfortable before the official start of the school year.
Admissions Process For International Students
Applications from international students are accepted on a rolling basis. All international students interested in applying to Brady should submit the following in order to be considered for admission:
- A completed International Admission Application or your agency's application.
- Written proof of the financial ability to pay for tuition and living expenses.
- Official current school transcript
- Math Teacher Recommendation
- English Teacher Recommendation
- Personal Recommendation
- Skype interview with ELL Teacher
- Additionally, if you have completed the TOEFL, ELTIS or SLEP, please submit copies of those score reports
The Office of Admissions reviews completed applications as space is available for the following year. Second semester admission may be available, depending on the availability of space.