Welcome

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy realizes that international students bring diversity to our student body. Our students have come from China, Korea, Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Vietnam, Peru, Singapore, Greenland, and many other countries. 

St. Michael’s provides a safe and nurturing atmosphere that allows these students to flourish. We cultivate a strong relationship between our students, faculty, and staff—giving our students the tools they need to succeed in a new school in a new country. We also develop their academic and spiritual growth. We offer support services for our foreign students through our international program and its coordinator, Carlon Haas.

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is a Student Exchange and Visitor program (SEVP) approved school. We are authorized to issue the I-20 forms to our international students so that they may obtain their F-1 student visa.

How to Apply

List of 3 items.

  • Step 1: Complete the application.


    On-line admission applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be available October 1, 2015.

    If you are unable to apply online, contact Mr. Carlon Haas, the International Student Coordinator, at 512-569-5282 or e-mail chaas@smca.com.
  • Step 2: Send the appropriate documents.

    In addition to the application, each potential student must send the following documents to Carlon Haas or fax them to 1-512-328-2327 ATTN: International Admissions.

    • Translated transcripts from previous school
    • Copy of first page of passport
    • Proof of local address and guardianship agreement (a written guardianship agreement is required for students not residing with their parents)
    • Proof of English proficiency (score from either the iBT TOEFL, iBT Junior TOEFL (if 15 or under), SLEP, or other English proficiency exam)
    • English/Language arts teacher recommendation
    • Math/Science Teacher recommendation 
    • Student questionnaire (must be handwritten in ink by the student) 
    • Required immunization records 
  • Step 3: Schedule a Skype interview.

    Schedule a Skype interview with the Admissions team.

    After we receive your application and documents, we will contact you for a Skype interview.

    Admission Decision
    Once the interview is complete, the St. Michael’s Admissions team will decide on admission. If accepted, then you will be informed of your admission and given a letter of acceptance and any necessary visa paperwork. 

    Tuition and Fees
    For questions about tuition or payments, contact our International Coordinator at chaas@smca.com or 512-328-2323 ext. 221.

    International students are not eligible for financial aid.

Admissions Forms

International Student Support

St. Michael’s offers a safe environment and nurturing program to help our international students succeed. We understand that students will experience some adjustments, because they are far from their homes and, in many cases, communicating in a less familiar language. We designed our program to help our international students adjust to living in a new country, succeed academically, and make the most out of the experience.

Please contact Carlon Haas with any International Admissions questions.

Some features of our international program are: 

Mentoring
All international students meet once a week with our International Coordinator, Carlon Haas. Mr. Haas monitors their progress both socially and academically. Even though some students may have lived in the US for some time, it is important for us to keep track of each of our students, because the adjustment process is different for everyone. For those having trouble adjusting, our International Coordinator helps our students find opportunities for socializing and adjusting to life in Austin and at St. Michael’s.