A Proud Tradition

Harrisburg Academy has a proud tradition of enrolling students from across the globe, many of whom graduate from the Academy to pursue a post-secondary education at a United States college or university.

On average, International students represent about 12% of our Upper School population and come from countries across Europe and Asia.
We focus on supporting our international students as they embrace learning in a new cultural, social, and academic environment.

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  • Application Process and Requirements

    International students who enroll at Harrisburg Academy do so through a CSIET-certified program. Together with our agency partners, we work to facilitate the admission process with clear, easy to understand steps:

    • Application: International families work together with their homestay program to complete our International student application.
    • TOEFL Score: Admitted students typically score in the 80-100 range for TOEFL
    • Certified transcripts for current year and prior two years
    • Confidential teacher recommendations
    • English writing sample
    • SKYPE Interview: After receipt of all other application materials, the Admission Office will arrange for a Skype interview.
    When the student’s file is complete, the Admission Committee will review and offer a decision within 7 days.
  • International Student Tuition

    Application Fee: There is a one-time application fee of $150 per student.

    Enrollment Deposit: First-year international students are required to pay a $4,000 registration fee along with the $1,000 enrollment deposit. The registration fee will decrease by $1,000 each year an international student returns to the Academy. This fee includes some ESL instruction, as well as homestay program oversight and social events, and a two-day orientation prior to the first day of school. Payment of the registration fee and enrollment deposit must be made before an I-20 is issued.
    International student tuition for the 2024-25 academic year is $28,235USD.

    Tuition Includes
    • Limited ESL instructional support up to 25 hours in the first year
    • Book rental and laboratory fees
    • College advisement and college essay assistance
    • Daily lunch options, including vegetarian for all grades
    • Tuition DOES NOT include medical insurance or homestay fee
  • Why Harrisburg Academy for International Students?

    • We are an IB World School -- the IB Diploma is recognized world-wide for its globally-minded and academically challenging program. Students learn to think critically and are well prepared to handle the challenges of university study in the United States and across the globe.
    • Harrisburg Academy students enroll at outstanding colleges and universities worldwide after graduation.
    • We offer a wide range of activities, clubs, and sports
      • Including: Model United Nations, Student Council, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Sustainability Club, Future Business Leaders Association, Fall Musical
      • Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming, Off-Campus Varsity Sports using cooperative agreements include track and field, wrestling, baseball, softball, golf
    • Our school is situated in a suburban community with access to parks, malls, movie theaters, local sports, arts and entertainment.