3W- Application Program

A home at St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s High School welcomes international students interested in a college-preparatory Catholic high school education. Our school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. We’re located in Lancaster, New York, less than 15 miles east of Buffalo.

St. Mary’s High School has offered an outstanding college-preparatory Catholic high school education since 1904. Our students’ achievement in college entrance exams has placed them in the top tier of all schools in New York State. The Class of 2017 earned over $12 million in academic scholarships for college. 100% of our graduates go on to college and they attend a wide variety of colleges and universities including:

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St. Mary’s High School provides college preparatory academics, computer, music and art classes. We offer international students an opportunity to further develop their English language skills while pursuing academic excellence in a loving environment while living with one of our host families.

Our international student graduates have been accepted to many universities including: Academy of Art University, Diablo Valley University, Lehigh University, Michigan State University, University of Houston, University of New Hampshire, and others.


Application Information

Are you interested in applying to become an International student at St. Mary's High School?

Click here for Application Instructions:    Instructions-China      Instructions-Brazil


Chinese Student International Coordinator

If you are a Chinese student looking to apply to St. Mary’s High School, please review the links below for more information.

About St. Mary’s High School

Contact Information

Ryan Tang is the International Coordinator at St. Mary's and is currently working on his PhD from the University at Buffalo. He assists Chinese students in the “English as a Second Language” classroom, offers individual tutoring sessions for science classes, helps students learn how to study, and celebrates traditional Chinese holidays with the students to help them feel more at home.


Are you interested in being a host family?

St. Mary’s welcomes students from around the world to join our educational community. If you’re interested in sharing your home and your family with an international student, please review the links below.

Host Family Brochure

Host Family Application

Host Family Agreement

Travel Permission Form