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.
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:
All international students are mentored by our Director of International Student Programs and guidance counselors, who has overall responsibility for ensuring that our international students’ time at Camden Catholic is as productive and enjoyable as possible. The Director of International Student Programs works individually with each student to select courses, review academic progress, facilitate participation in extracurricular activities, and review living arrangements.
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, 2013.
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 Director of International Student Programs at the end of each semester summarizing the students’ experiences in and out of the classroom.
Tuition and Fees
Please contact admissions for international tuition and fees.
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:
Please contact Mr. Marc Vallone, International Admissions Officer by phone at 856-663-2247 x54 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Submit the online application for international students.
- Submit the student’s most recent transcripts in English.
- Submit proof of satisfactory completion of work in the candidate's previous school.
- Submit the student’s most recent TOEFL, TOEFL Jr, or SLEP score.
- Submit copies of the student’s Passport and Birth Certificate.
- Submit two recommendations: one from the math teacher and the other from the English teacher.
- Submit copies of the student’s immunization and health records; and
- Have a SKYPE interview with a member of the admissions department.