International FAQs

Lake Highland does accept international students. Our Admission Specialist and Primary Designated School Official (PDSO), Forrest White, is also available to speak with you regarding international admission. You can contact Forrest at fwhite@lhps.org or (407) 206-1900 ext. 3324.
International students must begin the school year in August, following their New Student Orientation. We are unable to accommodate mid-year starts for our international students.
At this point in time, international students are not eligible to receive need-based financial aid from the school.
LHPS does not offer boarding, nor do we allow our international students to participate in homestay programs. International students must reside with a parent or blood relative living in the Central Florida region while enrolled at the school.
Upper School applicants are required to complete an interview with the Admission Team as part of the admission process. We do our best to accommodate our international applicants by interviewing them on their tour date. However, for students that do not tour the school with their families or otherwise remain abroad, we are able to conduct interviews by phone. Please contact Upper School Admission Specialist Forrest White at fwhite@lhps.org or at (407) 206-1900 ext. 3324 for further questions or concerns.


All applicants to PreKindergarten through 4th Grades are required to take an “in-house” admission test at Lake Highland. Click here to view testing dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants to Grades 5-11 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). To register for an upcoming ISEE, visit the ISEE website, here. Additionally, international student applicants to Grades 9-11 are required to submit recent TOEFL (16+ years old) or TOEFL Junior (11-15 years old) test scores to demonstrate English proficiency.
Once accepted and enrolled, Lake Highland’s PDSO issues your student an I-20, which will allow you to formally request an F-level visa for your student. The information needed by the PDSO is required prior to an admission decision, allowing the process to move with relative ease once an acceptance has been made.
Once accepted and enrolled, Lake Highland’s PDSO will work with a school official from the student’s current school to transfer the I-20 to LHPS.
Lake Highland is able to accommodate international students in possession of a green card, dependent on a parent’s appropriate visa, or seeking to apply and obtain an F-level visa. We are unable to accommodate international students not in possession of a green card, not dependent on a parent’s appropriate visa, or who are planning to study in the U.S. while in possession of a B-, C-, D-, or I-level visa.

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