Established in 1974, Sierra School is a fully accredited, coeducational, college preparatory school. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. We offer full high school curriculum with extra support for our English language learners.
International Studies program
To add to our student body’s rich makeup, Sierra offers an English language learner program designed for all levels. Important forms needed:
- ESL Summer School
- Tuition/Fees/Requirements to process an I-20
- Sierra International Student application
- I-20 (F-1) Student Visa Application
Special Characteristics of Our Program
The program will emphasize development of English communication skills for college and beyond as the students earn their high school credits for graduation.
Sierra School’s English language learners will be offered in-depth instruction in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening skills.
Students will first undergo an assessment to determine their knowledge of English and will then be placed into the appropriate level for them. They will continue to be tested throughout the year, with the goal of advancing into our more advanced High School English courses.
Students participate in special extracurricular school-wide programs, including Student Council, Buddy Days, Theme Days, School Dance, Winter Songfest, Spring Musical, and Monthly Award and Recognition Assemblies.
We accept students on the grade level to which they would ordinarily qualify in their home country. Therefore, there is no loss of credit upon transferring.
In order to issue the necessary documents, the following items are needed:
Transcript (Report Card) from current school (translated into English).
Proof of date of birth, either from the transcript or from the passport.
Bank statement, which shows equivalence of one year’s tuition or more (U.S. currency amount).
Applications must be filled out completely.
A registration/I-20 fee plus 10% of the tuition is required in the form of a cashier’s check.
Upon receipt of all of the above, the school will issue an I-20 form so that the student can apply for a visa to study at Sierra School.
In the event the student visa is denied, a full refund, less registration/I-20 fee, will be made upon presentation of the official government denial.
ESL Summer School forms:
Because my class size is small, the teacher can help me with what I don’t understand. The students here help me with my work too. One of my friends is American, and she appreciates me for my Asian culture and as a person.”
- Sierra Student