How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in International High School. If you have any questions about any of the steps listed below, please contact the Admissions Office at (415) 558-2084 or (415) 558-2093 or by email.

Step 1 - Create a Ravenna-Hub account

Create a Ravenna Hub account if you don't already have one.  You can register for admissions events through Ravenna.

Step 2 - Register for an Event (including the International Showcase!)

1. International Showcase at SF Jazz
We strongly recommend that you and your parents kick off your Admission season research by attending our charismatic International Showcase at SF Jazz. You can register for the 7pm show on October 1st here. This is a fun and informative way to understand the power of the IB Diploma program at International, and will serve as a high benchmark as you explore other schools on your list.

2. Sunday Open House
Next on your journey will be registering on Ravenna for a Sunday Open House on October 21 or November 18. There is no redundancy with the International Showcase. Our Sunday Open Houses provide an upbeat overview of the school's academic, athletic, performing arts, and global travel programs, and provide an opportunity to meet our faculty, current students, and families on the campus.

3. Parent/Principal Classroom Tour 
Parents/Guardians may also sign up on Ravenna-Hub for a lively informational session with our Principal that incorporates visiting multiple classrooms in action! We risk opening our doors in this intimate way because we are delighted by the parent response to the high levels of thinking and engagement generated by our talented teachers from all over the world. 

Step 3 - Schedule a Shadow Visit and Interview

The student shadow visit includes a campus tour with a member of the Admission Team and participation in two classes.  Please sign up for a visit through Ravenna.

An interview is required of all applicants. The interview schedule will be available in October through Ravenna-Hub.

Step 4 - Register for a Standardized Test

Our school code for the SSAT is 3274 and for the ISEE is 052943. We also accept the following tests: CTP 4, SAT 9, and CAASPP. PSAT results are required for all transfer applicants.

The IELTS or TOEFL (our code is 8841) is required for non-native English speakers who are applying to the international section. The following minimum scores are recommended for successful integration to a rigorous academic program in which English is the primary language of instruction.  IELTS: 6.0-6.5. TOEFL: 94 (internet-based test), 45 (paper-based test).

Step 5 - Request Recommendation Forms

Separate recommendation forms need to be completed by the following:

  • Your current Principal/Counselor
  • Your current English teacher 
  • Your current Math teacher

Through Ravenna-Hub you will delegate the forms to your specific teachers who will submit them electronically.

Step 6 - Submit Your Application

Submit your application through Ravenna-Hub. All application materials must by submitted by the deadline of January 10, 2019 at midnight.

Step 7 - Request Official Transcripts

Your parents/guardians must complete the Transcript Release Form and give it to your school counselor or registrar to request your seventh grade and eighth grade transcripts. The transcripts can be scanned and uploaded to Ravenna or mailed in a sealed envelope to International by the application deadline.
Key Dates
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan10 HS ADM: Application Deadline
  • March 2019
    • ThuMar21 HS ADM: Decision Mailing
    • MonMar25 HS ADM: Re-visit Week
    • TueMar26 HS ADM: Re-visit Week
    • WedMar27 HS ADM: Re-visit Week
    • ThuMar28 HS ADM: Re-visit Week
    • ThuMar28 HS ADM: Enrollment Contracts Due (French American and Financial Aid recipients) 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
    • FriMar29 HS ADM: Enrollment Contracts Due by NOON 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
  • April 2019
    • ThuApr18 ADM: HS Brevet or Not Brevet 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMMPR5 with Pizza and Hoodies
    • ThuApr18 ADM: HS Parent Toast and Brevet or Not Brevet 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMMPR5
  • May 2019
    • WedMay01 ADM HS New Family Welcome 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMArts Pavilion

International High School

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102-5912

Phone: 415.558.2000

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An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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