International Students

Thank you for your interest in Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco! Please note the instructions below for those applying to be an International Day Student.

Online Application
Apply today! Please click here to access Riordan’s online application. You will be asked to create a user name and password. Please contact the International Admissions Office, (415)586-8200 ext. 406, for additional questions.

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Application Deadline – Spring Semester
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Applications Due*
Monday, November 20, 2017 –  International Application Decisions Emailed
Monday, November 27, 2017 –  International Candidate Reply

Application Deadline – Academic Year 2018-19
Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Applications Due*
Friday, March 9, 2018 – International Application Decisions Emailed
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – International Candidate Reply

*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, 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 (Click here to download forms)
  • Transcript of Grades from Previous/Current School (Must be translated into English)
  • Guardianship Form indicating legal guardian in the San Francisco/Bay Area (Click here to download form)
  • English Proficiency Testing: All international students submit official scores from TOEFLTOEFL Junior (grades 9 and 10 only), IELTS or SSAT to Archbishop Riordan High School. Our school codes:
    TOEFL: 0975
    SSAT: 1345
    The TOEFL, TOEFL Junior (grades 9 and 10 only), or IELTS is a requirement for all applicants whose first language is not English. The SSAT is NOT required but strongly recommended. If you are applying for Riordan’s Engineering Program, the SSAT is required.

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
bbarbosa@riordanhs.org

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, bbarbosa@riordanhs.org, at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Interview
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 Custodial 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.

International Student Tuition and Fees for the 2017-18 School Year
Tuition: $33,000
Application Fee: $100.00