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Welcome, International Students!

Rockbridge Academy welcomes international high school students (ages 14-18) who desire to have an academically rigorous, biblically-based education. Our program requires high aptitude in English, including reading, writing, classroom discussions, and oral presentations. Rockbridge Academy is an excellent choice for students seeking mastery of English usage in math, science, and literature for future success at university.

For those desiring an American experience, our 10th grade curriculum, in particular, focuses on American history and literature. Our Maryland location offers opportunities for class field trips to many historical and cultural points of interest. 

Rockbridge Academy offers international students a wide variety of electives, athletics, and leadership activities. Students who attend Rockbridge Academy during their 11th and 12th grade years are eligible for Grand Tour coursework, including a 17-day trip to Italy and Greece, provided that the student's visa allows for international travel.

Enrolled international students will be placed with host families who have been approved by Rockbridge Academy administrators. Living expenses will be determined between the student's family and the host family, with oversight by the school. Relatives living in the local area may apply to be a host family.

Please note that the application process for international students can take between 4-8 weeks, and the length of the visa application process will vary by country. 

The application for international students includes requirements for the issuance of an I-20, which the student will need in order to apply for an F-1 visa. This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Learn more about the visa application process and rules for international students via STUDY IN THE STATES.

Once the application and supporting documents are received, we will contact the applicant regarding a video interview and the next steps in the admissions process. The applicant will be notified in writing regarding his/her admissions status.

Admission fees and Tuition for International Students

  • Application fee: $85
  • Enrollment fee: $850
  • Tuition: $22,000
  • Elective/Optional activity fees: Click here

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