International Program

College Prep, and More

Northridge welcomes students from all over the world who seek an education that prepares them for college. We are aware of the unique needs that come with studying in a foreign country. Thus, we have designed our program to provide the individual support and attention the student needs to enjoy a wholesome experience in America. Please take a moment to learn the ins and outs of the International program at Northridge. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Very Own Families

Here, the word “Homestay” goes far beyond “room and board.” Our very own current families host international students during their time with us -- treating them as one of their own. In order to match your son with the right host family, we make it a priority to fully understand the student and his background.


Mastering the English Language

Over the years, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program has proven to be a crucial part of a full english immersion experience at Northridge. In class, our ESL instructors provide personalized attention to each student’s linguistic needs. Students are placed in the ESL class that best matches their skill level.



We set aside two Saturdays a month for excursions in the Chicagoland area and its vicinity. From admiring cultural masterpieces at the Art Institute of Chicago, to visiting the city’s towering buildings, to enjoying the sights and sounds of the historic Wrigley Field, these full-day excursions cater to all interests and offer a rich cultural experience to our students.

Exploring America Trips

Besides Chicago, Northridge provides international students with the opportunity to explore other great American cities through two out-of-state trips. A group of 5-7 students is invited on a trip of a lifetime that consists of visits to: prestigious universities, historical sights, museums, and more. The Exploring America trips are intended for older students and are carefully planned around long weekends.

International Program Staff

Jack Cleveland

Jack Cleveland

Director of International Program, PDSO


Mr. Croix Urcina

Assistant Manager & Admissions Coordinator

“My experience here in Chicago with my host family was amazing. My host family was so attentive with me, they were very good people and always asking me if I needed or wanted something. Thanks to them I learned a lot of things like how to play baseball and hockey. Host families are like a real family.“  

                                     Pelayo Perez

Getting Started

Admissions Process

  1. Submit a Full Application
    1. Application Form
    2. Academic Records
    3. Personal Statements
    4. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Candidate Interview
  3. Northridge Decision
  4. Discovery Conversation
  5. Tuition Deposit
  6. School mails Form I-20 (for visa purposes) to candidate
  7. Math Placement Test
  8. Begin your Northridge Journey!
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2024-25 Tuition & Fees

  • High School Tuition: $26,275   
  • Middle School Tuition: $21,020
  • ESL Fee: $5,000
  • Homestay Fee: $13,200

Ancillary Programs

  • Field Trip Package: $2,100
  • Gym Membership: $500

All students pay an additional comprehensive fee of $1,250 which covers participation in athletics and extracurricular activities, textbook rental, and technology usage. This $1,250 fee is not reflected in the tuition amounts above.

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