INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We have warmly welcomed qualified international students into our classrooms for more than two decades. They enrich our school by sharing aspects of their native culture, helping us understand the strengths of a diverse campus community, and much more. These students also ultimately become friendly ambassadors for Saint Stephen’s around the globe.

Our International Student Program is dedicated to providing a highly competitive, faith-based independent school education to non-immigrant international students, as well as the children of families who have chosen to move to the area. Saint Stephen’s will issue the I-20 form, which is certified by the federal government to accept international students for study in the U.S.

Applicants from China
International students from China who wish to study at Saint Stephen’s must work through The Cambridge Institute of International Education. We have partnered with Cambridge to help guide Chinese students through the admissions process and placement. To submit an application for enrollment or to ask any questions, please begin by emailing our consultants at The Cambridge Institute at admissions@thecambridgeinstitute.org. You may also submit an inquiry form at the Cambridge Network website: https://www.cambridgenetwork.com/school-landing-page-inquiry-form/

Other International Students
International students from all other countries who are interested in attending Saint Stephen’s should contact Director of Admissions Larry Jensen at (941) 746-2121 ext. 1568 or via email at ljensen@saintstephens.org

Additional Costs
Saint Stephen’s is not a boarding school and has no housing facilities on campus. Limited home-stay opportunities are available for international students who are in need of housing. Chinese students whose parents/relatives do not reside in southwest Florida can schedule living arrangements through the Cambridge Network at a fee set by that provider. For information: https://homestay.cambridgenetwork.com/become-a-host-parent/
Students for whom English is not their first language may be required to enroll in a Bridge English class (Intermediate or Advanced) on campus at a charge of $2,000. Placement testing is required.

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Tuition Schedule (PDF)

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