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.
  • The 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.”
  • The 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


Grades 9-12

Renita LiVolsi
Admission Director
rlivolsi@sfwaldorf.org
415-213-6131

Charlene Davis
Admission Associate
cdavis@sfwaldorf.org
415-213-6151

HS Admission Dates

HS Parent Tour 8:30am
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HS Parent Tour 8:30am
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HS Parent Tour 8:30am
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