New students are accepted who are capable of benefiting from and contributing to the spiritual and academic community of the school. New students after the freshman year will only be considered if their Grade Point Average (GPA) is 3.00 or above, and if their schedules can be easily adapted to the class schedule of St. Michael’s Prep. New seniors are not accepted into the school. Within its limits, the school does make reasonable accommodations in its programs to serve the students it accepts.
St. Michael’s does accept a small number of international students. It is necessary that all students have a speaking and writing fluency in English to participate actively in the classes and broader school life. Either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) is a prerequisite for admission. Scores of 550 (on paper) or 220 (on computer) for the TOEFL, or 4 for the APIEL, would indicate appropriate fluency in English.
International students pay the actual costs of education at St. Michael’s. There are also additional charges for special courses (such as Applied English) that the school provides in order to accelerate the students’ academic preparedness.
St. Michael’s issues an I-20 form for those students who are both enrolled in the school and have paid their fees.
All students have a deposit with the school business officer that anticipates the student’s expenses such as: educational and recreational outings, snacks, school supplies and personal laundry. This deposit is replenished as it is depleted. Depending on individual spending patterns, the deposit balance may be raised.
It is important for international families to know that the school is closed to all students several times a year: long weekends and holidays are posted on the school’s online calendar. It is the responsibility of the family to arrange for their sons to be hosted elsewhere during these holidays.
St. Michael’s Preparatory High School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. Non-Catholic students are welcome and participate in the religious celebrations and rites of the school within the guidelines established by the Catholic Church.
In those cases where the number of applicants exceeds the number of students the school can enroll, Catholic students are given precedence over those who are not Catholic, and this without regard to race, color, or national origin.
Before admission to St. Michael’s, the parents sign a legally binding statement by which they subscribe to St. Michael’s philosophy, regulations, disciplinary decisions, course offerings, and accept all financial and other obligations as stated in this handbook and other school literature even as amended from time to time. A copy of this statement of acceptance is called the “Agreement and Waiver.”