South Hills Academy Welcomes International Students

South Hills Academy has three comprehensive international programs that allow students to immerse fully into American culture and English language usage, enjoy daily interactions with American students, and give them the opportunity to reside in Southern California – home to beautiful beaches, majestic mountain ranges, world-famous attractions, and great weather.

The staff and students here at South Hills Academy welcome you. We work hard to make our campus feel like a home for you and to help you become part of our family and part of all the exciting happenings at SHA.

South Hills Academy has been admitting international students for over 20 years. We are proud to showcase our challenging college preparatory academic program and various extracurricular activities to students seeking a positive American educational and cultural experience - Emmanuel Lacoste, Head of Schools

Short-Term Immersion

Students attend classes alongside SHA students for two-to-four-week stays. This is a great way to experience school in the United States, boost English language skills, and meet American friends.

Summer Program

We offer a variety of summer programs for international students, including the English Bridge program which helps students improve their English skills in preparation for studying at SHA during the school year.

Full-Time Enrollment

For middle and high school students only. All instruction is in English. Students live in our boarding facility, the Eagle’s Nest and experience the advantages of a fully accredited American education.

International Admissions

Visit our Admissions page to learn more about what it takes to apply to South Hills Academy. We welcome all international student applications and hope to see you on campus soon!

Transitioning to U.S. Universities

We offer a pathways program to university enrollment, including a partnership with the University of California at Riverside, that ensures students meet all the requirements for admission to a university in the United States and that helps students prepare for college studies and college applications, giving our students the best possible opportunity for successfully gaining admission to outstanding universities.


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