Application Process

Chaminade offers both 5-day and 7-day boarding. Students come from throughout the United States and from around the world. Resident students reside in Canning Hall and Frische Hall with all rooms having air conditioning and wireless internet. Most students live in a room with another student in the same grade while seniors have their own room.

U.S. resident student applicants should follow the guidelines listed on the Middle School or High School Application Process pages. The application fee for U.S. students is $50 and must accompany the application. The fee may be paid by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. U.S. resident students are now being considered for the 2018-2019 school year.

International student applications are now being considered for the 2018-2019 school year (entry in August, 2018). Prospective students should apply as soon as possible:

  • Complete an Application for Admission by clicking here. You may also use the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Common Application or the Standard Application Online (SAO).
  • Submit copies of the student's academic transcripts for the current grading period, as well as the transcripts from the previous two academic years. The transcripts must be translated into English. A copy of the grading scale should be included with the transcripts. Please use the CCP Transcript Release 2017 if needed.
  • Students are required to submit an English language test score from one of the following: Duolingo English Test, TOEFL Junior, iTEP SLATE, or IELTS. Please have the results sent to Chaminade. For a tutorial of how to create a Duolingo account and take the Duolingo English Test, please click here.
  • Submit the non-refundable international application fee of $150. This is payable by check, MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
  • One additional letter of recommendation from a current teacher is encouraged but not required.
  • A copy of a bank statement indicating funds available for education must be submitted with the application.
  • An online interview with our Director of Resident Admissions is required.

If an international student is accepted, the student will receive an acceptance letter, enrollment contract, registration form, health insurance form and resident student physical form. A $4,200 tuition deposit should be submitted with the enrollment contract and registration form in order to hold a student's place in the class. Once this has been received, Chaminade's Admissions Office will mail the I-20 form along with numerous other forms.

First year international students are required to bring an OFFICIAL and FINAL copy of their transcripts with them to the United States. Failure to do so may delay the student starting our academic program.

The Esto Vir International Program is required of all new international students. The program begins in early August and is focused primarily on English assessment and instruction, but it also contains facets of orientation to our school such as English and Math placement testing, laptop orientation, House System introduction, academic and college counseling, health services, and other areas. The program provides time for students to settle into their new environment while still enhancing their English verbal and composition abilities.


For students who do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, Chaminade will issue the SEVIS Form I-20 upon receipt of the required deposit and signed Enrollment Contract. The SEVIS Form I-20 must be presented to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the student's country of residence. Upon completion of the family interview and review of materials, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will then issue the student visa with F-1 status for entry in the United States and attendance to Chaminade.