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International Students

Many high schools teach you what to think.  We teach you how to think.  Questions will be asked, problems will be presented, and inquiries will be made.  Our teachers are masters of their craft.  The majority of LC teachers have a double masters or master degree.

Academic excellence is a focus in all courses.  Our gifted teachers invest their hearts and souls in equipping the students to become the best person possible.
 
Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, with signature programs and focus on the STEM philosophy of problem solving, foster an educational setting with unique advantages.  We believe that each student is unique.  Our teachers meet the students where they are and encourage learning relationships which promote academic engagement. 
 
Academic Highlights:
  • Individualized Learning Plans to create student success.
  • 16 AP courses continually offered with 72% of students receiving at least a score of AP Scholar 3.
  • Diocesan Scholar Program provides advanced and accelerated learning for academically talented seniors from Catholic colleges/universities in the area.
  • Dual Enrollment opportunities for seniors to take college courses on site to ensure students gain the necessary edge to compete and succeed in the global economy. 
  • 44 Honors/36 College Preparatory courses provide in-depth critical thinking and problem solving skills imperative for college, career, and lifelong success.
  • Student-centered active-learning fostered through the use of alternate strategies, such as scholastic field trips, overseas travel, service learning, and activities period as part of the curriculum.
  • Career fairs, National Honor Society tutoring, and mentorships utilized as part of the curriculum.
  • STEM Coordinator collaborates with the teachers to promote, organize and enrich interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Provides college counseling, career shadowing and networking opportunities. 
  • Our students consistently rank among the top 3 Archdiocesan High Schools for SAT scores.
  • New state of the art Science labs.
  • Language program that includes Spanish, French, Latin, and Italian. 
 
Admissions Process for International Students

The first step in the admissions process is to complete an online application. Then send copies of the student's grades to Ms. Ardiff (aardiff@lansdalecatholic.com):
 
For 9th Grade send 7th & 8th grade results
For 10th Grade send 9th grade results
For 11th Grade send 9th & 10th Grade results
For 12th Grade send 9th, 10th & 11th Grade results.
 
If the grades indicate that the student would be likely to be successful studying at the High School level in a different language to their mother tongue (generally A's and perhaps one or two B's), we would offer to meet the student in a Skype or in person interview.  The interview consists of conversation followed by  a basic assessment of the student's listening, reading writing and speaking skills.  If the student's performance in the interview indicates that they have the skills to work in an all-English classroom, the Vice-Principal for Academics has the final decision with respect to making an offer to the student.
 
The above process can usually be accomplished in 5-7 working days (depending on the student's availability for interview).  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia (of which Lansdale Catholic High School is a part) states that students must come to the US with a CSIET approved agency (http://www.csiet.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=2512&pk_association_webpage=8445) or they must live with a blood relative (this relationship must be notarized).
 
Questions?   Contact Ms. Aisling Ardiff, International Student Coordinator, at aardiff@lansdalecatholic.com.
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