International Applicants


International Applicant Criteria and Frequently Asked Questions

International students must meet the same requirements as all other students and be fluent in English, reading, writing and speaking. International students must demonstrate their English ability through the admissions process and also by taking either the TOEFL or the iTEP SLATE and must interview, in person, prior to acceptance.

All international students who wish to be considered for admissions to John Paul II High School must complete the following:

  • Online Applicaton
  • $100.00 application fee
  • Student essay and photo
  • ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam): Please visit for more information regarding this required exam.
  • TOEFL or the iTEP SLATE.
  • Two teacher recommendations: Teacher Recommendations can be found as part of the on-line application.  Please print the two recommendation forms and deliver them to your current school. The recommendations must be translated into English.
  • Foreign Credentials: Complete the FSCA Application to arrange for an evaluation of school transcripts, and have the evaluation sent to John Paul II High School. Request a General Statement of Equivalency if the student has completed only Middle School (grades 6-8) or a Detailed Evaluation of Coursework if the student has completed any high school (grades 9-11.)
  • Interview: Interviews will be held in early 2017.

An I-20 will not be issued until the student is accepted as a student at John Paul II High School. Once the I-20 has been issued, the student must enter the country on the F1 to enroll in classes at John Paul II High School.

Any international student enrolling for the first time at John Paul II High School will be assessed an additional fee of $7,500.00.