Welcome! We are pleased that you are considering applying to Saint Raphael Academy. You will be welcomed, challenged and inspired at the Academy, through smaller classes, extracurricular activities and sports. Our international program has attracted students from China, Spain, South Korea, Laos and Switzerland, who live in local home-stay situations, which has been shown to improve their English language skills and help them become immersed in American culture.
Saint Raphael Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory co-educational high school with a university-style campus located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The city was an important historic site during the American Industrial Revolution, and is approximately 1 hour by train from Boston, Massachusetts, and 3 hours by train from New York City. The Academy has approximately 500 students and offers small classes and individualized attention for all students.
How to Apply
Saint Raphael Academy works with independent companies that assist international students with placement in private high schools.
Saint Raphael Academy partners with Three W International® to provide comprehensive international student enrollment management to students from China. Together, we are able to provide unparalleled support and service to our international students, from general admissions to post-arrival and beyond. If you are an international student interested in applying to Saint Raphael Academy, please use the contact information on this link.
The Academy also partners with The Cambridge Network and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) for admission of students from China, Korea and Vietnam. Interested students should fill out a contact form.
International Student Support at Saint Raphael Academy
Saint Raphael Academy meets all students where they are academically and helps them achieve their full potential. International students have the additional challenge of learning another language, so the Academy offers English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes to those who will benefit from extra instruction in the English language. Tutoring in English and math is also available to students after school. Our faculty encourages any students who may be struggling to discuss additional help with them.
Saint Raphael Academy offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares our students for the university. Our students have been accepted to prestigious universities like Brown, Yale, Colby, Hamilton, Tufts, Vassar, and others. Students can earn college credit while they are high school students by taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes offered at Saint Raphael Academy:
Language & Composition
Literature & Composition
United States History
French (through virtual classes)
Spanish (through virtual classes)
Students can also earn university credits through the Early Enrollment Program (EEP) courses through Rhode Island College:
International Student Coordinator
Ms. Linda Michalczyk, International Student Coordinator
Saint Raphael Academy
123 Walcott Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
phone: 401-723-8100 x118
Ms. Michalczyk oversees the international student program at Saint Raphael Academy, ensuring that students adjust well in their classes and with their host families. Ms. Michalczyk was an English teacher at the Academy for 35 years, and has been coordinator of the International Program for the last five years.