International Students

We have many international students interested incoming to York Catholic.  We believe this is a perfect opportunity to exchange cultures and receive a quality YC education.  Our international students live with host families set up through their agencies and become part of the family as they learn about American culture.  Students are also immersed in the York Catholic family.  They attend classes, participate in extra-curricular activities, and expand their proficiency of the English language. These skills and experiences help them to pursue a higher education at an American university.  While at YC, students are able to learn about other cultures and forge friendships for a lifetime.

The York Catholic Difference

York Catholic is enriched by our international students.

Every student is provided with strong academic support and encouraged to take rigorous courses.

Upon graduation, students will be college and career ready.

Students work with an ESL Certified Teacher.

  • Testing services provided.
  • Provides one-to-one tutoring.
  • Academic and social progress is monitored.

First Year Student Opportunities

  • Welcome Orientation
  • Bridges
    A year-long course dedicated to the introduction to the Catholic faith and American culture while practicing English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • ESL English
    First year international students have the opportunity to be in our ESL English class that builds upon foundational English skills.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in one after school club, sport, or activity.
You Belong at York Catholic

Our students participate in extra-curricular activities and become leaders in our school.

The local media, York Daily Record, featured international students participating in high school sports.  Watch Matthew Allibone’s interview highlighting Seung’s tennis and soccer career at York Catholic.

Application Process
  • Click here for application
  • Qualifying Tests
    • TOFEL
      recommended score 9th grade 45
      recommended score 11h grade 65
    • ELTiS
      recommended score 5.5+
    • Qualifying test must be taken within 6 months of application.
  • Skype interview required
  • International Students interested in applying to York Catholic High School should be able to communicate using the English language
Tuition and Fees

International Student tuition is $12,000.00, which includes an I-20 processing fee.  Additional fees can be found on the Tuition page. Students who join York Catholic in the second semester will pay half the tuition for 2021-2022 and the fees listed above.

Your New City – York, Pennsylvania

York is nestled nicely between the United States capital of Washington, D.C. and other notable cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.

Colleges Entered by Recent International York Catholic Graduates

Albright University
Boston University*
California College of the Arts
Cornell University*
Digipen Institute of Technology University
Drexel University*
Fashion Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology*
Harrisburg Area Community College
Indiana University-Bloomington
Iona College
Kent State University
Maryland Institute College of Art
George Mason University*
Michigan State University*
New York University*
Northwestern University*
Ohio State University*
Pennsylvania State University*
Pennsylvania State University-Abington
Pennsylvania State University-York
Purdue University*
Saint Joseph’s University
School of Visual Arts
Shippensburg University
St. Francis University
Stony Brook University
Mount St. Mary’s University
Temple University
Texas A & M University*
Thomas University
University of Connecticut*
University of New Brunswick
University of Delaware*
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign*
University of Massachusetts-Amherst*
University of Minnesota*
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities*
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Wisconsin-Madison*
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Washington Jefferson College
York College

* denotes a top 100 institution


If you have questions about International Admissions or Enrollment, please contact:

Ms. Heather Hoffman
717-846-8871 x220