Admission Process for International Students

Rockhurst High School International Student Policy: 

Rockhurst High School accepts applications for sophomore (grade 10) and junior (grade 11) international students for admission at the beginning of the academic year. Prospective freshmen (grade 9) should follow the incoming student application process.   
Decisions on international applicants will be based on English proficiency, previous academic merit, minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and the availability of space within the class. International students are expected to remain enrolled at Rockhurst High School for the duration of their high school careers, through graduation. 
Rockhurst High School will process the I-20 paperwork for all international applicants after they have been accepted and are registered. It is the sole responsibility of the international applicant to schedule necessary appointments within their home country to obtain a student F1 visa.
International Student Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $13,300, plus $2,000 for the International Student fee, plus $1,000 for the Lunch Fee and a $200 Technology Fee, for a total of $16,500. This tuition includes a student activity fee that supports pastoral, athletic and co-curricular activities and includes the Quarry, the Rockhurst High School yearbook. The International Student fee includes preparing the I-20 visa paperwork for the F1-visa, host family placement, and international student counseling. In addition, families will be responsible for making sure their son has his own iPad and has purchased or rented any required textbooks that are not covered by the Technology Fee.  All tuition and fees are payable in full by August 1 prior to the beginning of the school year.

The application process for international students includes the following:

Complete the online application, including student and parent essays, by July 1, 2019.  
Submit recommendation forms to both a Math and English teacher. Teachers must submit forms directly to the Office of Admission by July 1, 2019.  Click on the Recommendation Form download on the right.
Submit transcripts. Official transcripts from the previous two years of school plus the current year transcript submitted directly to the Office of Admission at Rockhurst High School by July 1, 2019.  Click on the Transcripts download on the right.
Submit scores from the TOEFL Junior test.  The TOEFL Junior test can be taken in a student’s home country.
Complete an interview with a member of the Office of Admission through Skype or FaceTime. Applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.

Contact Department

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Michael Comiskey

    Mr. Michael Comiskey 

    Director of Admissions & Marketing
    (816) 363-2036 ext. 559
  • Photo of Beth Jerome

    Mrs. Beth Jerome 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (816) 363-2036 ext. 557