Ascension Academy
College preparatory school

International Admissions

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Welcome, International Applicants & Families
We are happy you are here to learn more about the international admission process.  We encourage you to browse our website and learn about our college preparatory program, grounded in the four pillars that represent our students as Scholars, Artists, Athletes, and Leaders.  We live our mission every day in and out of the classroom to maximize the potential of every student in a safe, faith-affirming environment.  Our student body is diverse, welcoming, and engaged in multiple aspects of our programs across all four pillars as part of their everyday coursework, artistic expression, leadership opportunities, and athletics.  We encourage and support our students as they explore their interests and develop the interpersonal skills necessary to become confident, independent critical thinkers, who are prepared for the challenges that await them in college and beyond.

Ascension Academy accepts applications from international students who are interested in studying at Ascension for a minimum of two consecutive years of high school in grades nine through eleven. Applications may be submitted at any time, with enrollment to begin at the start of each school year or by exception as a semester transfer student if currently enrolled in an accredited school in the U.S. or with approval by the Admission Committee.

Tuition, including homestay costs and school-related incidentals during academic sessions for the 2023-24 school year, is $30,000.  Families can expect the initial cost of uniform items that would be ordered in advance and online to be in the area of $200-$250 USD.  Uniform items are not included in incidental costs during the academic year.

Once a student has been accepted for the upcoming school session, Ascension will electronically send an offer letter. Once a family has accepted the offer and paid the tuition deposit of $1,000, Ascension will issue an I-20 for the purposes of obtaining an F-1 Student Visa. Please become familiar with the resources and guidance for studying in the U.S. found at the Dept. of Homeland Security website:

Study in the States

Please review the Application Steps below to begin the admission process.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, and I look forward to working with you.

Katy Reid
Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Application Steps:
2. Student print and complete STUDENT APPLICATION. Please submit to the admission office via email or hard copy.
3. Take one of the following English proficiency tests:
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition and provide official test results.  An average score in the High-Intermediate range is required in order to ensure English language proficiency necessary for success at Ascension Academy.
  • Duolingo English Proficiency Test, and select Ascension Academy as a score recipient. An average score in the 90-115 range is required to in order to ensure English language proficiency necessary for success at Ascension Academy.
4. Provide an electronic copy of immunization record, translated report card, and translated transcript for at least the previous two academic years.
5. Provide primary contact information via email for a current school official for communication with the Ascension Admission Admission Office (name, mailing address, email address, and phone number).
6. Provide copy of current passport.
7. Schedule online interview with the director of admission:  Schedule Your Candidate Interview