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A cultural experience like no other

Welcome! We are pleased that you are considering applying to Saint Raphael Academy. The Academy is a college-preparatory, co-educational, Catholic high school with a university-style campus located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This New England state is also known as “the Ocean State” due to its miles of coastline, and the city of Pawtucket is approximately one hour by train from Boston, Massachusetts, and three hours by train to New York City. Part of our mission is to provide a comprehensive secondary education to students from diverse backgrounds. We believe that international students are an integral part of our school community.  

The international program is designed for students who seek to enroll for at least one semester. We welcome students to apply on their own or through an educational agency. (Housing is not guaranteed if applying without an agency.) We accept students in 9th through 11th grade and welcome them to graduate from the Academy in 12th grade. Our international program has attracted students from Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine and Vietnam. International students live with host families, where students are immersed in American culture and increase their English language skills. You will be welcomed, challenged, and inspired at the Academy. 

Saint Raphael Academy works with educational agencies to assist international students with placement. Together, we provide unparalleled support to our international students, from admissions to post-arrival and beyond. For more information about hosting or applying to study abroad as an international student, please visit our preferred agency partners. If interested in applying without an agency, please email our international student coordinator at international@saintrays.org for more information.  

APEX International Education Partners, info@aiepusa.com, 203-922-2437

Cambridge Network, contactus@cambridgenetwork.com, 781-996-0400

Heritage Student Foundation, info@heritagestudent.org, 874-737-1414

Three W International, customerservice@threew.us, 424-354-5044

Saint Raphael Academy has a long tradition of meeting all students where they are academically and encouraging them to achieve their full potential. Students will feel supported in our safe environment with small class sizes.  

International students have the additional challenge of learning another language. Tutoring in English is available after school and an extra literacy course is available during the school day. Our international students have been successful here and are accepted to some of the top colleges and universities in the United States. 

Students are encouraged to join clubs, sports, and activities to have the full American high school experience. Our international student coordinator provides additional support for student needs during their time at the Academy.  

Saint Raphael Academy offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares all students for college. In addition, students who demonstrate superior academic achievement can participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) program. This program challenges and stimulates students, accelerates learning, and individualizes education. Students can earn college credit by taking the AP exam. Students also can enroll in one of more than 100 courses online. Courses are available in many subjects, including AP level classes. Students can take advantage of our tutoring program, as well as study hall.  

Tuition for International Students varies by agency. For questions regarding tuition, please contact international@saintrays.org.

Homestay fees are a separate cost and are paid directly to the homestay company.

Saint Raphael Academy welcomes students from across the globe to attend high school for as little as four weeks to four years. We invite them to experience learning in our school community and beyond. Host families are matched with students and should be warm, welcoming, and excited to introduce students to American culture. Homestay students will fully participate in Saint Raphael Academy academics and extracurricular activities.  

Contact us at international@saintrays.org.