International Students


Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is committed to the continuing development of a diverse student body. As a college preparatory school, we provide international students many opportunities to live and learn with their American classmates in a safe and supportive environment as they prepare for their next step-colleges and universities.

We are a member of the International Network of Sacred Hearts Schools with 147 Sacred Heart schools established in 30 countries. Internationality is part of our DNA. 

Our innovative curriculum and unique class environment provide a challenging education and support for students who desire to take advantage of the opportunities available on our 60-acre campus. We seek to attract students from around the world who have a strong commitment to learning, and who are interested in service to others.

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Application Process

  1. Applicants submit the following documents:
    1. Application (Download application PDF)
    2. Three Letters for Recommendation (Math, English, and from one other subject area) 
    3. Official English Proficiency Test Results (SSAT, TOEFL, or ILETS)
    4. Official Results of Any Other Standard Testing, if applicable
    5. Transcripts-official Copy, with English translation if in another language
    6. Letter of financial support and bank statement
    7. A hand-written English essay (2-5 paragraphs or 250-500 words in length), appropriate to the applicant’s grade level
  2. We will review applications and may conduct in-person or web interviews.
  3. We will make decision on applicants.
  4. Visa documents will be processed and sent to accepted students.

Candidates are encouraged to begin the application process as early as possible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis up through the start of our fall classes in grades where there are openings available.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees (including accommodation, meals, transportation to activities/sporting events, and campus technology fees) for international students in the 2018-2019 school year is $45,625. First-year international students may be required to attend an intensive English training program ($3,000 program fee). In addition, international students are required to have health insurance in order to attend schools in the U.S.

Visa Information

For students who do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, Villa Duchesne will issue the SEVIS Form I-20 upon receipt of the required deposit and signed Enrollment Contract. The SEVIS Form I-20 must be presented to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the student's country of residence. Upon completion of the family interview and review of materials, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will then issue the student visa with F-1 status for entry in the United States and attendance to Villa Duchesne. Specific information on applying for student visa can be obtained from the applicant’s nearest consulate or embassy, or by visiting the U.S. Department of State web page for Visa information.

Campus Life

We recognize both the worth of each student’s intellect and also the importance of fostering caring citizens who will become lifelong learners. Founded in the proven tradition of Sacred Heart education, expectations are high, support and encouragement abound. While our students are serious about their academic work, they also make time for activities, community service, and socializing. We welcome new people, new experiences, and new ideas. It’s easy to join in the joy of our school community.

Living in St. Louis

We are located in Frontenac, Missouri, with the best St. Louis has to offer usually 20 or less minutes away. The most visible symbol of St. Louis is its noted Gateway Arch. Designed by the late architect Eero Saarinen and completed in 1965, the Arch symbolizes St. Louis’ role as Gateway to the West. But St. Louis’ location near the center of the country could just as well make it the Gateway to the East, North, or South.

In 1904, St. Louis hosted the World's Fair and Summer Olympics, becoming the first U.S. city to host the Olympics. Today, home to many world-class colleges, universities, research institutions, multinational companies, St. Louis attracts people from all over the world. With friendly people, reasonable prices, wonderful cultural and sports events, St. Louis is a great place to study, live and explore, enjoying all four seasons.

College Matriculation

All of our graduates attend 4-year colleges or universities and have been accepted to the following since 2014:

University of Aarhus
Adrian College
Alabama A&M University
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
The University of Alabama
American University
The American University of Paris
Amherst College
Arizona State University
The University of Arizona
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Arkansas Tech University
University of Arkansas
Auburn University
Ball State University
Bard College
Barnard College
Barry University
Baylor University
Bellarmine University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Boston College
Boston University
Bradley University
Brown University
Bucknell University
Butler University
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
The Catholic University of America
Central Michigan University
University of Central Missouri
Centre College
Chapman University
College of Charleston
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
Claremont McKenna College
Clemson University
Colgate University
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Concordia University - Seward
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dakota State University
University of Dallas
Dartmouth College
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
Denison University
University of Denver
DePaul University
DePauw University
University of Detroit Mercy
Dillard University
Dominican University
Drake University
Drexel University
Drury University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Earlham College
Eastern Michigan University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fairfield University
The University of Findlay
Fisk University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fontbonne University
Fordham University
Furman University
George Mason University
The George Washington University
Georgetown College
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
University of Georgia
Grinnell College
Hamilton College - NY
Hampton University
Hendrix College
High Point University
Hofstra University
College of the Holy Cross
Hope College
Howard University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana State University
Indiana University at Bloomington
University of Indianapolis
Iona College
Iowa State University
Iowa Wesleyan College
The University of Iowa
Ithaca College
Jacksonville University
Johns Hopkins University (Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences)
Kalamazoo College
Kansas State University
University of Kansas
Kentucky State University
University of Kentucky
Kenyon College (Humanities)
Knox College
La Salle University
University of La Verne
Lake Forest College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lesley University
Lindenwood University
Louisiana State University
University of Louisville
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Macalester College
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marquette University
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland, College Park
Marymount Manhattan College
Marymount University
Maryville University
The University of Memphis
Miami University, Oxford
University of Miami
Michigan State University
University of Michigan
Millikin University
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
Missouri Baptist University
Missouri State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
University of Missouri Columbia
University of Missouri Kansas City
University of Missouri St. Louis
The University of Montana, Missoula
Mount Saint Mary's University (Chalon)
Murray State University
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
New York University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
University of Northern Iowa
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
Nova Southeastern University
Occidental College
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University
The University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
Pace University, New York City
University of Pennsylvania
Philander Smith College
University of Pittsburgh
Providence College
Purdue University
University of Redlands
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rice University
University of Richmond
Roanoke College
University of Rochester
Rockhurst University
Rollins College
College of Saint Benedict
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's College of California
Samford University
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Smith College
University of South Carolina
Southeast Missouri State University
University of Southern California
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Southern Methodist University
Spelman College
Spring Hill College
St. John's University - Queens Campus
University of St. Mary
St. Olaf College
University of St. Thomas
Stanford University
Stephens College
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
The University of Tampa
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Texas Christian University
The University of Texas, Austin
The New School - All Divisions
The Ohio State University
Trinity University
Truman State University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Tulsa
United States Military Academy - Army
University of Hong Kong, The
University of St Andrews
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
University of Virginia
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Washington
Webster University
Wells College
West Virginia University
Western Illinois University
Westminster College
Wheaton College IL
Whittier College
College of William and Mary
William Jewell College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Woodbury University
The College of Wooster
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Youngstown State University

Contact Us

If you have any other questions or need additional information about international admission, please feel contact our Admissions Office at Families from China may also contact with questions.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Campus Highlights

Main Building
Main Entrance
Global Education Center
Student Commons
Mater Admirabilis
Studio 116
Villa Duchesne Library
Spirit Store
Kenfick Gym
Busch Gym
Duchesne Building
Oak Hill Library
Condie Field
Tennis Courts
Log Cabin
Nature Trail
Activities Building
Holthaus Track
Muckerman Plaza