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1 Maryknoll School Honolulu, Hawaii Accepting Challenge..Engaging Educators..Emerging Leaders..World Citizenship..Innovation..Entrepreneurialism Maryknoll International Student Program Creating 21st century learners, leaders, and citizens of character Your Gateway to an American University and a Successful Life Maryknoll High School Maryknoll High School is a premiere fully accredited college preparatory school located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Maryknoll High School is associated with Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, International Center for Leadership in Education (Rigor, Relevance Framework), Coalition of Essential Schools, and is locally rated as one of Hawaii s top schools. Challenged and College Ready Each year Maryknoll graduates 150 students into the very best colleges and universities. College counseling specialists support students with individual SAT testing, ESL, academic, career, and personal counseling. Maryknoll exclusively uses the *Naviance Program to develop trusted college profiles and to assist parents in their choice. Counseling resources include four counselors, one ESL teacher, two registrars, and an international programs director. *See Naviance.com. Clarence T.C. Alfred M.K Ching Gym nasium and. Wo n g C o urt. Host Family or Residential Life Maryknoll School offers both host families and school dormitory opportunities for high school international students. Extensive services are available for supporting foreign students and preparing them for the very best colleges and post college success. Maryknoll School, in Hawaii, is truly a gateway to a successful American university experience.

2 Requirements of Maryknoll High School Admissions (All documents must be translated into English.) 1. The student must reside with a qualified American host family or live in resident dormitory for two or more years. 2. The student must be able to obtain a valid F-1 visa. 3. As of September 30th of the enrollment year, the student must be between 12 and 18 years of age. 4. Student must be English proficient (test scores meet or approach preferred requirements, see p.4 Student Selection Preferences ). Admissions Director: Lori Carlos Official transcript and/or record of prior education from the student s home school and an English translation of the same documents, including the courses taken and the grades/credits earned. 6. A copy of his/her health immunization records, translated into English. 7. Evidence of health, accident, and liability insurance covering the student for the duration of his/her student visa. * isoa.org (Premiums $49-200/Mo.) * culturalinsurance.com (Premiums $49-300/Mo.) 8. Two teacher recommendations from professional staff members in the student s home school, translated into English. High School Principal: Darcie Kawamura A completed International Student Application and host family or dormitory agreement. Other Personal Requirements (Determined through interview process) Maturity of applicant. Exhibit appropriate behavior in a variety of situations showing social and cross-cultural sensitivity. The ability to cope personally with the challenges of living in a different country. This includes adjusting to different cultures, systems, lifestyles and living conditions. The ability to manage overseas study and maintain a high academic standard. Capacity to act as an ambassador of Maryknoll School. Willingness to abide by the rules and regulations of the International Student Program. Director of International Student Programs Jennifer Tseu Maryknoll School 1526 Alexander Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

3 Graduation Requirements (Transfer transcripts will be reviewed for relevancy.) Requirements include a combination of course completion, portfolios for student led conferences, and a dynamic student research project. Area Credits Foundation Courses English 4 World Literature I American Literature College Writing Social Studies 4 World History I US History Science 3 Physics Chemistry Biology Mathematics 4 Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Calculus AP Course Offerings AP Biology, Chemistry, Physics AP Calculus AP English Language and Composition AP English Literature and Composition AP US History AP Macroeconomics AP Microeconomics World Languages 2 Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Hawaiian Creative Arts 2 Exploratory Art/Performing Arts or Band Physical Education 2 PE I, II, III, Varsity Sport Participation English (Second Language) 4 SAT Prep, Naviance College Profile Character Education/Service Service Project, Character Education Studies Electives or Additional Credit 5 Aeronautics, Marine Science, Forensics, Non-fiction and College Composition, Economics of Personal Finance, Mythology and Fables, Art History, Drawing, Film Studies, etc. International Student Costs Application and Processing Fee: $250 (non-refundable) Tuition Books & Fees Laptop Boarding (Host Family, Campus Apartment, Off-campus Apartment) Meals To inquire about the fees for the above items, please contact your school coordinator. Recent Colleges Attended By Maryknoll Graduates and Alumni Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, University of Southern California, Duke, UCLA, Notre Dame, Princeton, George Washington University, Creighton, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Irvine, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Willamette University, University of the Pacific, University of Washington, Colorado State University, Oregon State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Oregon. *All fees are subject to change.

4 Extra Curricular Programs Theater College Mentoring Art Civil Air Patrol Music National Honor Society Band English as a Second Language Yearbook Aerospace Academic Challenge Choir Dance Environmental Club Broadcast Journalism Robotics Student Government Economics Challenge Strings Journalism Audio/Visual Club Tutoring Championship Athletics Service Abroad Additional Resources for International Students ESL Classes: Students will receive regular ESL classes. Research clearly shows ESL student support leads to greater educational opportunities, which leads to a successful college education and opportunities of a highly successful life. SAT Preparation: Students get a chance to understand their weaknesses and overcome any difficulties for application and admission into excellent United States colleges and universities. Academic/Personal Counseling: Advisors meet with students throughout their high school career to ensure that academic progress & personal growth will commensurate with their college and academic goals. Naviance: Advisors will meet with students to create a Naviance account. Naviance is an interactive college preparation program that reveals your students' unique intelligence strengths and challenges. It is ideal for personalized learning, boosting student performance, and contain strategies for students to leverage and strengthen every personal intelligence and skill for college admission. Visit: maryknollschool.org Student Selection Preferences: (Depending on grade level) 1. Academic & English Proficiency SAT 1800+, PSAT 180+, ACT 23+, SSAT 1800+, TOEFL 85+, TOEFL Junior Standard Students with exceptional talent (Arts, theater, music, athletics, writing, etc.) Hawaii: A Safe and Strategic Gateway Maryknoll s location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, our proximity to the East-West Center and our multicultural student body provide us with a natural comparative advantage in preparing students as world citizens and global leaders. Our diploma is designed for students from across the globe who wish to acquire an American high school education that specializes in researching and solving real-world problems while obtaining an array of skills that lead to a successful U.S. college education and leadership career. Our island location offers one of the safest places in the United States for foreign students to study and achieve. Visit: maryknollathletics.org Maryknoll High School Quick Facts *School Year-Mid August-Mid June *School Day- 7:50 AM-3:00 PM *Average class size- 20 Students *Student body-550 students *Faculty (41)- 37 Master Degree/4 PhD *College Placement Rate- 98% *SAT-High Range *Student Laptop Environment *Athletics-25 varsity sports offered *Moto-Noblesse Oblige *Mascot- Spartans *Colors-Maroon/Gold *Uniforms-Required for all students SAT Profile (33% go to top 200 US Colleges) 30% of students scored 1825 or better 17% of students scored % of students scored

5 Maryknoll School Academic Profile Student Demographics: Maryknoll School is a network of mission schools located around the world. Maryknoll School, Hawaii supports the mission by enrolling a very diverse group of students. Our students represent a wide diversity of socio-economically, academically, and social students and families. 40% of our senior students are the first generation college bound in their family. Serving an academically diverse group of students is challenging yet satisfying. Our academic profile shows Maryknoll School working closely with each student in helping them to achieve past what would be expected in most other schools. Whether achieving academic status that would place students in top 200 colleges or universities or second tier colleges, Maryknoll graduates are successful leaders, learners, and citizens of character. SAT Critical Reading Math Writing Composite Average Top 30% Top 10% US Avg Colleges and Universities (Percentages of Students Accepted to College Programs) Total: 100% 4 Year: 100% 2 Year: 0% Percent of International Students Accepted to College Programs Total: 100% 4 Year: 100% 2 Year: 0% Advanced Curriculum: Number of Advanced Courses Offered Honors: 2 AP Courses: 9 Dual Enrollment: 1 (Chaminade University) Avg. AP Score: 3.1 AP Pass Rate: 64% Other Unique Academic Programs: Civil Air Patrol, Aeronautics

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