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International Students

International Students Admissions Information
St. Francis Preparatory School welcomes international students to join our community.  A well-qualified international applicant has a strong academic record and sufficient English language proficiency to perform well in a challenging, college preparatory environment.

International Student Life at St. Francis Preparatory School

At St. Francis Preparatory School, students from around the world are integrated into and encouraged to participate in all facets of school life and learn about American culture. International students at St. Francis Prep have the opportunity to further develop their English fluency skills, experience a well-rounded, rigorous, and diverse curriculum, and challenge themselves to become good Franciscans.  Engaging in service, clubs, and activities provides international students with a full immersion experience. Please note St. Francis Preparatory School does not offer an ESL program.

International Support

International students receive support from the individual guidance counselor as well as the Director of Admissions, who is the International Student Coordinator, and student mentors. They have support from the moment they arrive on campus and throughout their time at St. Francis Preparatory School. Regular conference sessions, meetings, and other support are available to all international students.

Curriculum
At St. Francis Preparatory School, we offer a college preparatory curriculum, with a variety of AP and honors level courses. All international students are required to take the school and NYS required courses and Regent Exams. (Please refer to the course catalog link.)

Application Process

Step 1: Complete and Submit Application Documents.
Download International Student application here

Required:

  • St. Francis Preparatory School International Application
  • School Transcripts officially translated into English –
  • Current year and previous 2 years
  • Copy of Passport
  • Autobiographical Essay

Your application will be considered upon receipt of all required documents.

>Step 2: Interview with the Director of Admissions via Skype or in person.

Once application is complete and criteria is met, international applicants are required to participate in a personal interview. The interview will occur via Skype, unless applicant resides in the Tri-State area. During this interview applicants will be assessed on their English skills, with focus on their speaking, reading, and writing.

Step 3: Decision 

If the student is accepted, the Admissions Office will provide a letter of acceptance conditional upon the receipt of the F-1 Visa.

Step 4: Submit Payment for the I-20 

At the time of enrollment, $1350.00, is due. This includes the registration fee of $350.00 the Assurance Fund fee of $500.00, and Tuition Deposit of $500. Payment can be made to St. Francis Preparatory School in the form of a check, money order, or cash. Once payment is made St. Francis Preparatory School will issue the I-20 to the student.

Step 5: Tuition & Fees

Tuition $9,550 (2017-2018)
Registration Fee(non-refundable) $350.00
Assurance Fund Fee $500.00

Additional fees vary throughout the four the years, including items such as PSAT and graduation.

For more information, please contact St. Francis Preparatory School Admissions at admissions@sfponline.org

Please send completed applications to:

Office of Admissions
Director of Admissions: Ms. Lisa Schaefer-Heuer
St. Francis Preparatory School
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows. NY 11365
(718) 423-8810 ext. 229 Fax: 718-423-1097
admissions@sfponline.org

"High School is Four Years; the Prep is forever"
Transfer Students

St. Francis Preparatory School accepts transfer students every August at the start of the academic year and in January at the start of our second semester. We accept students from 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. We typically do not accept senior transfers.

To transfer, an applicant must have maintained a minimum grade point average of 80 or higher during his or her previous school year(s).

The number of students accepted is based on the number of spots available once our current students have registered for the new academic year. Students who are accepted will not start school immediately.

Application Steps:

Step 1: Complete application. Download transfer application. Complete the application. Please see application for deadlines. Link to Transfer Application

Step 2: Required documents. 

The following documents are needed before your application will be processed.

  • A copy of your report cards or transcript. 
    • 12th Grade Transfers: 9th, 10th, 11th grade report cards
    • 11th Grade Transfers: 9th & 10th grade report cards
    • 10th Grade Transfers: 7th, 8th, & 9th grade report cards.
    • 9th Grade Transfers:  6th, 7th and 8th grade report cards
  • Standardized test Scores and Regents Exam Grades
  • Attendance Record
  • Essay of several paragraphs providing information about the following:
    • Autobiographical information
    • Reasons for leaving present school, including problems and accomplishments
    • Specific reasons for wanting to attend St. Francis Preparatory School
    • The goals you hope to achieve if you are accepted.
  • Mid-Year transfers must also include
    • Their grades from the present year
    • Current academic program

No applicant will be processed until application is complete
and all documents have been submitted.

Step 3: Interviews 

Once application is complete and all academic criteria met, all transfer applicants are required to participate in a personal interview with the Director of Admissions. Interviews will last approximately 20 minutes. If you are living out of town, we can schedule an interview via Skype.

Step 4: Buddy Days

If the applicant is found to be a good candidate for admission, following the interview a Buddy Day is scheduled. Buddy Days allows prospective students the opportunity to spend a day on campus so that they can make a well-informed decision about St. Francis Preparatory School. In the course of the day, the student accompanies a student host through a normal schedule and becomes familiar with the campus, the academic programs, and student body. The applicant with be paired with a student in his or her grade level who has similar interests.

Step 5: Registration 

  • At the time of registration, $1350.00 is due. This includes the registration fee of $350.00 the Assurance Fund fee of $500.00, and Tuition Deposit of $500. Payment can be made to St. Francis Preparatory School in the form of a check, money order, or cash. Once payment is made to, St. Francis Preparatory School, the applicant will be processed to be scheduled.
  • To ensure compliance with the NY State health requirements, the student must have completed medical forms before they may start classes.
  • Students must also bring an official transcript to the Director of Admissions.

Uniform:

  • Students will also need to purchase a school uniform at: 
  • Physical Education uniforms can be purchased at the:
  • Step 6: Tuition & Fees
Tuition $9,550 (2017-2018)
Registration Fee(non-refundable) $350.00
Assurance Fund Fee $500.00

Additional fees vary throughout the four the years, including items such as PSAT and graduation.

For more information, please contact St. Francis Preparatory School Admissions at admissions@sfponline.org

Please send completed applications to:
St Francis Preparatory School
Office of Admissions
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Link to Transfer Application

Contact us:

Office of Admissions
Director of Admissions: Ms. Lisa Schaefer-Heuer
St. Francis Preparatory School
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows. NY 11365
(718) 423-8810 ext. 229 Fax: 718-423-1097
admissions@sfponline.org

"High School is Four Years; the Prep is forever"
9th Grade Applicants
  • Applicants for the 9th grade (N.Y.C. Applicants) are expected to take the T.A.C.H.S. Test on Nov.4, 2017, of their 8th grade.
  • Nassau & Suffolk  County Applicants are expected to take the Catholic High School Entrance Exam (CHSEE) on Oct. 28, 2017. (Call any Catholic High School in Rockville Centre to register or at http://chsee.org)

Beginning Aug. 21, 2017, NYC residents may register 7 days a week online at www.tachsinfo.com or via telephone 1-866-618-2247.

  • Deadline for internet and telephone registration: Oct. 16, 2017

Catholic school students: Once you have submitted an application to take the T.A.C.H.S. test, the testing company will forward a 9th grade applicant record form to your 8th grade teacher. This application will contain information regarding your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade marks, conduct, and attendance. You may obtain a copy by clicking here.

Public school students: Students must submit the applicant form to their current teacher and have it mailed to the Admissions Office at St. Francis Prep. If the form is not available, please submit copies of your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards by
Dec. 15th, 2017. You may obtain a copy by clicking here.

Nassau & Suffolk County students: If you have a similar form, submit it; otherwise, send copies of your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards. Students may use the same form as the one provided by TACHS. Click HERE for form.

* This information is due to the St. Francis Prep Admissions Office by Dec. 15, 2017.*

Contact us:

Office of Admissions
Director of Admissions: Ms. Lisa Schaefer-Heuer
St. Francis Preparatory School
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows. NY 11365
(718) 423-8810 ext. 229 Fax: 718-423-1097
admissions@sfponline.org

"High School is Four Years; the Prep is forever"
Special Consideration

Choosing a school for your child is a tremendous decision, and we take pride when siblings and legacies apply to St. Francis Preparatory School. Special Consideration is given for family relationships such as the brother, sister, son, or daughter of those who are presently in attendance or who have graduated from the Prep.  All applicants to the school go through the same process and are evaluated by the admissions committee.  There may be individual cases in which the admission committee deems that St. Francis Preparatory School would not be the appropriate school for a sibling or legacy applicant; these are extremely difficult decisions and are always made with the child’s best interest in mind.

Special Consideration Forms are submitted HERE.

Please note Special Consideration forms must be submitted by December 1st, 2017.

SCHOLARSHIPS

St. Francis Prep offers a number of full and partial scholarships, awarded to students who select SFP as their first choice. All scholarships are based on performance on the TACHS and CHSEE Exams (top percentile), 6th, 7th, and 8th grade marks, as well as attendance, lateness and conduct. Students are notified in their acceptance letters in January if they are recipients of a scholarship.

FINANCIAL AID

We also offer a need-based Tuition Assistance Program. All families are invited to apply. Applications are available through our finance office once a student is registered. Please contact Ms. Susan D’Andrea at ext. 225.

PAYMENT PLANS

St. Francis Prep offers no interest, no fee payment plans. Registered applicants may inquire with Ms. Lisa Jones ext. 337.

Outside Scholarships:

The following websites offer outside scholarships, financial aid services, and sponsors who offer assistance. Please note that Saint Francis Preparatory School is not directly affiliated with any of these websites. There are many other websites in the Internet and students are encouraged to do a thorough search. It is recommended that you search by your parents' occupation (example: FDNY & NYPD, healthcare, Department of Sanitation, etc.), race, religion, and ethnicity/country of origin. Scholarships are also listed under the term Vouchers. Please carefully review the eligibility requirements as some sites mix high school and college scholarships together. 

First, we recommend that families review this informational website on financing a private school education.

Columbus Citizen Foundation

For students who are of Italian descent with a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher who are from households where the total gross income does not exceed $20,000 per capita are eligible. Only 8th graders who will enter high school as a freshmen in the Fall are eligible to apply.

Student Sponsor Partners

St. Francis Prep is an SSP Partner School. Students who come from low income families and are academically average to below average are eligible and are encouraged to apply.

Knights of Columbus

Students must be Catholic and a resident of Kings or Queens County. Families do not need to be associated with the Knights of Columbus. 

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FDNY scholarships

NYPD Scholarship

A-Team Scholarship

In memory of Lt. Joseph Cavalieri, FF Christopher Bopp, and FF James Bohan the scholarship is open to any child of an active or retired member of UFA or UFOA entering a private H.S. For more information contact L-170, (718) 965-8257. Send applications to: A-Team Scholarship FDNY P.O. Box 360-395, Brooklyn, NY 11236.

FDNY Holy Name Society H.S. Scholarship

Available for Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. The Holy Name Society always holds their H.S. Scholarship Test the first Saturday in December. Available to 8th graders, who are sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren of Holy Name Society members in good standing (including deceased members). Send applications to: Dispatcher William P. Treanor, 98 Bay Street, Bronx, NY 10464 or call (718) 885-0648.

FDNY Columbia Association

Columbia Association awards High School & College students. Candidates may compete if a parent (natural, step, or foster) is a member in good standing of the Columbia Association. Children of deceased members, who were in good standing at time of death, may also compete. Applications may be obtained online at: www.fdnycolumbia.com

FDNY Vikings Association

Available for family members of a member in good standing of the Vikings in a tuition paying H.S., college, and/or technical school. Applications may be obtained online at: www.fdnyvikings.org

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