For over 20 years, Bishop Brady has opened its doors to students from all over the world. This year, we have students from Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, and Spain. The ability to earn a U.S. high school diploma while sharing your culture with our community is what makes a Brady education so unique.
International students are encouraged to apply as early as possible so that they may enroll and receive their visa in time to begin the school year. Once an application and supporting materials have been submitted and received, we will review the file and provide notification of a decision.
- Records Release Form (please download and complete electronically or by hand)
- Copy of Passport
- Certificate of Finances
- ELL Test Scores (please see below for more information)
- **We may ask for additional requirements, including an interview with our ELL instructor, recommendation letters from teachers, or an English writing sample if it is deemed necessary as part of the review process.
English as a Learned Language (ELL)
Bishop Brady High School offers a robust college preparatory education for all students. Students who attend the school but are not native English speakers can take part in our ELL program.
Bishop Brady requires test scores from a verifiable ESL/ELL test to best determine how we can support the student and their US education pursuits.
Our recommended minimums for test scores are:
TOEFL: 80 or above
IELTS: 6 or above
Duolingo: 100 or above
Cost of Attendance
2022 - 2023 International Student Tuition: $19,350
Registration Fee: $150
I-20 Processing Fee (for F-1 Visas): $200
Estimated Annual Fees (Living arrangements, books, uniform, materials): $10,000
At this time, financial aid is not available for international students.
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/guardian for the duration of their enrollment. All international students are required to live with a host family. Families typically charge a monthly cost-of-living fee which includes housing, food, transportation, and basic school supplies. This fee is negotiated between the host family and the family of the international student or their agent.
In addition to the tuition and host family fees, students will need copies of their textbooks as well as a uniform.
Obtaining a Visa
Bishop Brady will provide enrolling international students with their I-20 paperwork to obtain an F1 Visa. In order to receive the I-20, international students must submit a registration form and/or enrollment contract along with the required tuition deposit, registration fee, and a $150 I-20 processing fee. There is also a $350 fee paid directly to SEVIS in order to authenticate your I-20.
The visa is active for a 10-month period between August 15 and June 15, covering the entirety of the academic year. 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. During COVID 19, travel quarantines may be required upon arrival.
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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.