Apply: Boarding

Thank you for your interest in Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco! Please note the instructions below for those applying to our Boarding Program.

Online Application
Please click here to access our online application for the 2017-18 school year. In order to start the application, you will need to set up an InfoSnap account.


Important Dates
Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Applications Due*
Friday, March 11, 2017 – International Application Decisions Emailed
Monday, April 10, 2017 – International Candidate Reply (Deadline at Noon)

*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis and as space permits.

Application Requirements
In addition to filling out our online application (available September 1, 2016), we ask that you submit the following documents in order to be considered by our admissions team:

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport
  • Two Confidential Recommendation Forms
  • Transcript of Grades from Previous/Current School
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score: All international students must take the TOEFL or IELTS and submit scores to Archbishop Riordan High School. Archbishop Riordan’s TOEFL Institutional Code is 0975. Visit to find test centers in your country. International Students applying for grades 9 and 10 can submit TOEFL Jr. scores instead of TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Guardianship Form indicating legal guardian in the U.S

If you are applying to be an International Day Student you must also complete the above requirements.

All forms must be emailed and mailed to:
Ms. Betta Barbosa
Director of International Admissions
Archbishop Riordan High School
175 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112 USA

Transcripts and recommendation forms must also be mailed directly from a student’s current school using a school envelope.

Campus Visit
For families interested in taking a tour of campus, please contact the Director of International Admissions Ms. Betta Barbosa,, at least two weeks prior to your visit.

International students are required to interview with an admissions representative from Archbishop Riordan High School. We prefer that a student come to campus for the interview. If this is not possible, we will accommodate a cyber broadcast interview once the application is complete and received by the school. You will be contacted directly by a member of our staff to schedule an interview.

Visa and Guardian Information
If a student is accepted to the Archbishop Riordan Boarding Program, the school will issue an I-20 after receipt of the signed enrollment contract, required deposit and signed Guardianship Form. Each family is required to designate an adult living in the San Francisco Bay Area as a guardian for the student in the event of an emergency or to provide lodging during school breaks. Parents are responsible for finding their child’s guardian.

ESL Program Placement
This placement will be based on your application, interview, and TOEFL score. You may also be asked to take the English Language Placement Test, which is administered at Riordan High School during the first week of school.