Riverdale High School
International Admissions Process
Riverdale High School offers Portland metropolitan area families a smaller, challenging secondary school in a supportive community. Based on the principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools, the Riverdale community has created a high school that offers an effective blend of personal attention and individual academic challenge.
Riverdale High School is currently accepting International students for the 2010-2011 school year. Riverdale works with programs that are approved by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) http://www.csiet.org.
Riverdale’s initial application deadline is February 1 with those applicants receiving notification by late March. After February 15th, Riverdale admits students on a rolling admissions schedule as long as space is available.
The first step is to return the completed application. As part of the application process a recent TOFEL or SLEP test must be taken.
Minimum scores for the TOEFL and SLEP test are as follows:
ESL is available at an additional cost to the student. This cost is based on the number of International Students needing ESL in the program. You will find the costs on the International Application as well as the Tuition information.
2012 – 2013 Tuition and Fees
$12,600 (ESL classes NOT required as determined by proficiency testing TOEFL or the equivalent.
$18,100* (ESL classes ARE required as determined by proficiency testing (TOEFL or SLEP tests).
* The additional $5,500 for ESL services and cultural support is based on a minimum enrollment of three students in the ESL program. This amount will be less if more students enroll.
The Admissions Committee looks at each student in light of the unique qualities he/she would bring to our school, the profile of a Riverdale High School graduate and the School’s mission. An important part of the admissions process is for the student to visit the school and attend classes for a day, however, with International Students that may not be possible. A parent and student interview will be conducted to discuss academic promise, motivation, enthusiasm, creativity and any special talents. This interview may be conducted by phone or Skype.
Once the student is admitted and returned a contract for enrollment they will receive all the necessary visa paperwork (I-20) for an F1 VISA to attend school in the United States.