International Students

The International/ESL Program welcomes bright, inquisitive, and imaginative students from outside the United States who interested in a one-year to multiple-year high school program. English skills must be at an intermediate level for consideration.

Program Benefits

  • Improve English-language skills with trained ESL teachers
  • Prepare for admission to US universities
  • Challenge yourself and discover an inspiring academic program used in schools around the world
  • Make lifelong friends with native English speakers and students from other countries
  • Gain leadership experience through participation in clubs and sports
  • Be part of American culture

Program Details

  • One-year and multiple-year high school programs are available.
  • Full language immersion program. The program is designed for international students whose English-language skills are sufficient to attend classes alongside all other high school students.
  • TOEFL/English proficiency tests are recommended, or the ability to demonstrate a proficient level of English.
  • San Francisco Waldorf High School helps students contact a home-stay agency to find a local host family.
  • Home-stay fees cover room and board and are roughly $1,200 per month.
  • International students are assigned a faculty mentor and a student “buddy.”
  • San Francisco Waldorf High School provides the I-20 form upon admission to the school.
  • Tuition for 2017-2018 is $42,000; tuition is prorated for the six-month program, based on a ten-month school year.


Admission Office

Renita LiVolsi

High School Admission Director

Charlene Davis

Admission Associate

HS Admission Dates

HS Parent Tour
SF Waldorf High School, 470 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco 94127
HS Parent Tour
SF Waldorf High School, 470 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco 94127
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