International Students at Camden Catholic High School


International students are a vital part of the Camden Catholic High School community. They participate in all aspects of the community’s life, from the classroom where they receive an excellent college preparatory education, to the stage where they act in our renowned musical and dramatic productions, to the sports field where they participate in a full range of interscholastic sports. Furthermore, they do this in a caring and disciplined environment where their individual worth and development are foremost in the minds of the school’s faculty, administration, and staff.


Support Program

All international students participate in a program that provides maximum support while living in the Philadelphia area. This program was designed knowing that our international students are far from their homes and families, are living in a new culture, and will be studying in a new language.The key features include:

Mentoring

All international students are mentored by our Dean of International Students and guidance counselors, who have overall responsibility for ensuring that our international students’ time at Camden Catholic is as productive and enjoyable as possible. The Dean of International Students works individually with each student to select courses, review academic progress, facilitate participation in extracurricular activities, and review living arrangements.

Orientation
All new international students come to campus two weeks before the school opens to participate in an orientation program. During this time they meet other students from our community, receive an assessment of their English language ability, and take classes on how to succeed in an American classroom. Arrangements are made for banking, medical care and music lessons (if desired) among many other activities. For this school year, orientation will begin on August 25, 2014.

Reports
Parents receive written reports from the students’ teachers approximately every ten weeks regarding their progress in the classroom. They also receive a written report from the Dean of International Students at the end of each semester summarizing the students’ experiences in and out of the classroom.


Tuition and Fees

Please contact Mr. Marc Vallone at 856-663-2247 ext. 138 or mvallone@camdencatholic.org for international tuition and fees.
 


How to Apply

Applications for admission in September receive preferential treatment if they are received before April 15th although they are accepted until July 1st. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and communicated within two weeks of the date the applicant’s file is completed. Transfer applications are accepted throughout the year. Students must begin at the start of upcoming semester.

To apply successfully each applicant must do the following:

  1. Submit the online application for international students.
  2. Submit the student’s most recent transcripts in English.
  3. Submit proof of satisfactory completion of work in the candidate's previous school.
  4. Submit the student’s most recent TOEFL, TOEFL Jr, or SLEP score.
  5. Submit copies of the student’s Passport and Birth Certificate.
  6. Submit two recommendations: one from the math teacher and the other from the English teacher.
  7. Submit copies of the student’s immunization and health records; and
  8. Have a SKYPE interview with a member of the admissions department.
Please contact Mr. Marc Vallone, International Admissions Officer by phone at 856-663-2247 x138 or by email at mvallone@camdencatholic.org with any questions.