International Students

Study abroad for high school

We celebrate the diversity of our community by extending a welcoming hand to international students. International and foreign exchange students have arrived at St. Pius X High School from over 20 different countries in the last 10 years.

These students bring their unique talents to our community. Their contributions as top honor roll students, accomplished musicians and artists, and star athletes make our school a richer place.

International Students

International students this year hail from:



International Student Checklist

1) Transcript

Transcript (if applying for 10th or 11th grade) forwarded to St. Pius X High School (MUST BE OFFICIAL AND VERFIED BY CURRENT SCHOOL):

  1. Classes/credits translated into English
  2. Number of hours each class meets per week and number of weeks per year (120 class hours equal one American credit)
  3. Course description of each class.

2) Application Submitted

Application filled out – apply and pay $50 fee on-line –

This must include the complete foreign address and name/address/contact information of Guardian in the U.S. with whom the student will be living.

3) Recommendation Forms

Principal/English Teacher/Math Teacher Recommendation forms forwarded to St. Pius X High School (found on Admissions web page).

4) Placement Test

Placement Test administered for 9th and 10th grades in native country by English speaking teacher – teacher must contact Ms. Jeff Guedry by email at to make arrangements for testing.

5) Skype or Facetime Interview

English teacher in home country sets up time for student to contact Mr. Jeff Guedry: Register for classes by phone – $300.00.

6) Bank Statement/Affidavit of Support (I-134)

Bank Statement/Affidavit of Support (I-134) of person responsible for tuition and fees demonstrating at least $17,000 American dollars (required for I-20).

7) Acceptance Letter and I-20

St. Pius X High School issues Acceptance Letter and I-20 – $300 (may be picked up by guardian at the school; there will be a $70 charge if St. Pius X sends the documents by FedEx.).

8) SEVIS I-901

Student applies for SEVIS I-901 through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website; may be paid on-line at This document is required before going to the U.S. Consulate for interview.

9) Apply for F-1 visa

Student makes appointment with U.S. Consulate in home country for interview and to apply for F-1 Visa.

11) Tuition for 2017-2018 school year

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $15,200; there is an additional $2,000 International Student fee.

12) Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance: St. Pius X requires that international students have health insurance – must provide SPX proof of insurance.

13) Guardianship

Guardian for the international student in Houston must provide legal documentation for Guardianship.