The Importance of our International Program.
Our mission as an educational institution is to provide excellent college preparation by having each of our students reach their highest potential in all dimensions as learners and individuals. Moral and spiritual formation is the pillar that supports our everyday activities and ultimately nurtures all our goals as a school. With this in mind, Northridge Preparatory School has created the International Student Program which aims to share our philosophy with students from around the globe who are interested in enhancing their education both academically and linguistically within our academic community.
Once admitted to Northridge, the international student becomes one of our own and is immediately granted all the rights and responsibilities of our Knights, Northridge’s students. Our admissions department will determine the class for your son in accordance with his age, transcripts, and command of the English language. He then will be introduced to our administrators, faculty, student body and staff who will, from day one, address him as a full-time student at Northridge.
In addition to the total immersion into our mainstream classroom setting, Northridge offers an after-school English as a Second Language program designed to enrich the linguistic experience of the international student while in the United States. The goal of our ESL program is to develop English language proficiency in your son so that he can function more independently both in our academic environment and in social settings.
With the vision of cultural immersion, the Northridge International Program has also developed an activity package in order to provide cultural enrichment and immersion. The Field Trip Package offers visits to important places and landmarks in Chicagoland.
All in all, our commitment to the International Student Program is to help your son become more proficient in the English Language, reach a higher level of maturity and independence, interact with the members of an international community, appreciate a different cultural perspective, strengthen his character, and enhance his vision of education as a lifelong experience.