Crespi Carmelite High School began accepting international students in 2009. The program is small but growing quickly. Upon admission into Crespi, an I-20 can be issued through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The I-20 is a multi-purpose document issued by a government approved, U.S. educational institution certifying that you have been admitted to a full-time study program and that you have demonstrated sufficient financial resources to stay in the U.S.

International Student Program

List of 3 items.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Below you will find a breakdown of the fees for the international program.

    Application fee (one-time)$125
    Registration fee$750
    Tuition + International fee$33,300

    Registration fee includes registration into the school as well as the application fee for an I-20. The International fee includes school fees, technology fee, uniform, and books.
    Fees do not include the following:
    • Housing/boarding program
    • Athletic fees, busing, extracurricular activities, entertainment or meals with friends
    • Medical bills/insurance
    • Cell phones/calling cards
    • Clothing, personal expenses, etc.
    • Personal tutoring fees
    • Testing fees
  • Housing

    Students will be placed in a loving, caring and safe environment. Housing is arranged between home families and host families. Crespi is not responsible for housing. All host families must undergo a comprehensive screening process, receive a cultural awareness orientation, and pass a criminal background check. Students will be placed in home-stays with:
    • An English speaking family
    • A private room
    • A comfortable bed (including linen, duvet, blanket and pillows) 
    • A night table, lamp, desk, closet or dresser, and mirror 
    • Two meals during weekdays and three meals during the weekend (self-packed breakfast and lunch) 
    • A shared bathroom 
    • Internet access
    • School transportation arrangements by host family 
  • Application Process

    Application Requirements: (prior to processing I-20)
    1. A completed Application form with $125 application fee
    2. 3 letters of recommendation from previous school (English teacher, math teacher, principal or counselor)
    3. Transcripts (translated to English)
    4. Interview
    Documents required for I-20 processing:
    1. LA Archdiocese I-20 Application
    2. I-20 $750 processing fee (non-refundable) or $300 transfer fee from another U.S. school (made out to “Department of Catholic Schools”)
    3. Copy of passport
    4. A letter of financial responsibility or financial statement from your bank (with a minimum of $25,000 USD)
    5. Notarized Temporary Guardianship Authorization (La Archdiocese form)
    6. Transcript (translated to English)
    Student must bring:
    1. Passport
    2. I-20 stamped from US Immigration
    3. ID of U.S. Guardian
    4. Evidence of a current physical exam
    5. Immunization record
    6. Transcript of grades in a sealed envelope marked “Official Transcript”
    7. Proof of Medical Insurance