St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School



International Applicants

St. Dominic Savio welcomes international students to be a part of our community. In recent years, we have welcomed students from China, Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, Spain, Germany and others. St. Dominic Savio admits qualified international students. We are looking for international students with strong English proficiency skills, are academically motivated, a desire to be involved in school activities and a willingness to embrace the cultural experience.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete an Online Application
Applications for admission are conducted online for the upcoming school year. Online applications are typically available beginning in October of each year. Applications for 2018-2019 school year are due February 2, 2018. An application fee of $225 is due upon submission of the completed online application. The fee is paid online via credit card.
CLICK HERE to begin the online application.
Step 2: Submit required Documents
The following supplemental documents are required and must be submitted to the Admissions Office by February 2, 2018.
  • Translated Transcripts
    Submit official translated transcripts for the past 3 years of enrollment which should include a current progress report. Transcripts must include school seal. If the student applicant has attended more than one school in the last three years, a Request for Release of Academic Records form must be sent to each school.

CLICK HERE for Request for Release of Academic Records form.

  • English & Math Teacher Recommendations
    Recommendations from applicant’s current English and Math teacher are required. Parents/Guardians should complete the top portion of the recommendation form and forward to applicant’s current teachers. Teachers then submit the completed form directly to St. Dominic Savio Admissions Office. Additional recommendations from other teachers or school officials are welcomed.
CLICK HERE for English teacher recommendation form.
CLICK HERE for Math teacher recommendation form.
  • Student Essays
    All student applicants are required to submit 2 hand written essays using the essay prompts provided in the online application.
  • Immunization and Health Records
    Parents/Guardians should submit current immunization records and vision, hearing, scoliosis screens for their child. Immunization records must be translated and transferred to the school specific immunization form.
CLICK HERE for immunization form.
  • Copy of applicant’s passport

  • Proof of English proficiency
    ALL International applicants must submit scores from either the TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

Step 3: Take the Placement Test (for applying 9th grade only)
Applying 9th graders that are not currently in the US, are required to take the ISEE ( or SSAT ( placement tests. Applying 9th graders in the Austin area will take the PSAT 8/9 at St. Dominic Savio.
Step 4: Student Interview
Once the online application and supporting documents have been received, the Admissions Office will contact applicant to schedule a Skype interview.
Step 5: Admission Decisions
Once the interview is completed you will be notified by the Admissions Office of our admission decision. If accepted as a student, you will receive an invitation to enroll. To confirm your child’s attendance and reserve their space, online enrollment and total fee must be completed by due date.
An I-20 will be issued once the applicant is accepted as a student at St. Dominic Savio, has completed and submitted the online enrollment and paid enrollment fee.
St. Dominic Savio is not a boarding school, nor do we assist international students to find a host family. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student and their family to find appropriate housing and transportation while attending St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School.
The tuition for an International Student is $16,500 for the 2017-2018 school year. Additional costs not included in tuition and are the responsibility of the student include: textbooks, uniforms, laptop computer and lunch.