International & Exchange

Exchange Students

If you are interested in exchanging with a student at our school, please contact: Exchange students do not pay tuition but may be responsible for other fees. 

International Students (Short- and Long-Term)

For questions regarding this program, please contact our International Program Coordinator, Olivia Wells:

We welcome international students to kindergarten through 12th grade. We are registered with SEVIS and can provide the I-20 for the F-1 student visa. International students can choose to study for a short period of time (less than a year) and be considered a Short-term International Student, or for more than a year in order to complete a high school diploma, and be considered a Long-term International Student. These students pay tuition as appropriate.

Short-term or Long-term International Student: Click Apply Now below to start your Application.

NOTE: EXCHANGE STUDENTS – Please DO NOT fill out this application. Please email:

English Proficiency Requirements

We do not require English language proficiency for international students whose first language is not English, but students will need to attend English Language Development (ELD) classes until they obtain proficiency.

7th through 12th grade students will submit an English proficiency test score such as TOEFL, IELTS, or ITEP-Slate so that we will know how much support they need. Students who score under 80 on the TOEFL (or equivalent) will be required to take ELD classes for an additional fee of $5,000 per year.

For questions related to English language proficiency and ELD, please contact our International Program Coordinator, Olivia Wells:

Immunization Policy

California has strict immunization requirements for school entry. As such, it may be necessary for your student to get additional immunizations prior to enrollment. Please click here to verify what is needed for your student to be admitted to a school in California, or visit,

Health Insurance

Students are required to have US health insurance such as or international travelers insurance.

Homestay Policy

High school students may live with a host family. Students in grade 8 and below must be accompanied by their parent during their entire time as a student at Summerfield.