Great California ShakeOut

Today at 9:48 AM Crespi Carmelite is participating in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill.  All student and school employees will be going over their designated roles and procedures to recreate an actual emergency situation. 
You are only receiving an email regarding this drill at this time, due to the current vetting of emergency notification systems.  When we have selected one in the very near future, you will begin receiving phone blasts from the school.  Until that time, please keep checking emails as well as the school website and as always Crespi Connect and our new Crespi App. 
Thank you. 
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