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:
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.
Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, St. Mary's is pleased to partner with the Cambridge Network to bring countries and cultures together in the classroom through our International Students Program.
If you are interested in applying to attend St. Mary's High School, please go the the Cambridge Network's website to fill out the application.
You can also learn more about Cambridge and the International Student Program through their blog.
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.
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.
Interested in Becoming a Host Family?
Would you like to host one of International Students while they join us as part of the St. Mary's family?
Please visit the Cambridge Network's website for host families to learn more about the experience and how to sign up.