International/ESL Program

The International / ESL Program is for High School Students from outside the United States interested in a 1 year to multiple year program at the San Francisco Waldorf High School. English skills must be at an intermediate level to apply

  • Improve English skills with trained ESL teachers
  • Prepare for admission to US universities 
  • Challenge yourself
  • Make lifelong friends with native English speakers and students from all over the world
  • Gain leadership experience through participation in clubs and sports
  • Be part of American culture
  • Get to know yourself

We welcome students who are bright, inquisitive, imaginative, and compassionate.
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Program Details

  • One year and multiple year programs available.
  • We will help students contact a home-stay agency to find a local host family.
  • Home-stay fees are usually around $1,200 per month for Room and Board
  • Full immersion: International Students whose English level is sufficient attend regular classes alongside all the other students.
  • TOEFL/English proficiency tests are recommended, or the ability to demonstrat to us a proficient level of English
  • Students will be assigned to a faculty mentor and a student “buddy”.
  • We provide the I-20 form.
  • Tuition for 2015-2016 is $38,000; tuition is prorated for the six-month program, based on a ten month school year.

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