International Students

Welcome

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.

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 Ccpy, 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

The I-20 form will be sent to accepted international students upon formal acceptance to help them secure a visa to the United States. 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.

Contact Us

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

We look forward to hearing from you soon.