St. Mary's Ryken has welcomed students from all over the globe - including:

Why St. Mary's Ryken?

We specialize the educational experience for you!

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Josh Kim Computer Science

Student Stories

“I loved St. Mary’s Ryken for many reasons. The scenery here is beautiful. I was able to enjoy nature while I walked around the campus which is a rare opportunity compared to where I am from in South Korea. And, I also enjoyed the academic rigor and flexibility at SMR. I was enrolled in the STEM Scholars Program pathway but also took art classes, which is a freedom that most high schoolers won’t experience back at home.”

Josh Kim, ('19)

Josh currently attends Johns Hopkins University. While at SMR, he was the co-captain of the robotics team and enrolled in the STEM Scholars Program

More Student Stories

CLASS OF 2020 STATS

our graduates are compassionate, capable, respectful and honorable young adults!

Go forth to live the Xaverian values of Trust, Zeal, Humility, Compassion and Simplicity.

162

Graduates

Students earned scholarship offers totaling over

21

million

2

National Merit Commended Scholars

43% of students received
scholarships
totaling over

100,000

Students received acceptances from

238

colleges and universities in 39 states

19 graduates
signed letters of intent to continue to play

sports

in college

32

acceptances to Honors Programs

Graduates completed over

19500

service hours

27

AP Scholars

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS FAST FACTS

100

College acceptance success

100

Particpation in activites and sports

100

Homestay housing and support

 

Focused on each individual student's success, St. Mary's Ryken High School, through academics, athletics, and social activities prepares our International student population to be successful in higher education.  International students enjoy specialized services yet they are able to integrate into every aspect of high school student life. 

  • International student population is less than 3% of student body so students feel unique on campus and easily integrate
  • Full-time International Programs Director for international student support needs - Focused on international student success and integration
  • Specialized Introductory Theology class for first year students
  • Specialized Academic English course for Non-English speakers with emphasis on TOEFL skills needed for our full-immersion English environment
  • Special International Student Events and activities
  • Dedicated International Student office for every aspect of school life and support services
  • Tailored, One-on-One, College Advising for International Students
  • Cross-cultural support 
  • Leadership Development Opportunities and Mentoring
  • 100% acceptance rate for US colleges and universities 
  • Specialized New International Student Orientation week 

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

Are you ready to become a Knight? 

Application requirements:

*Strong academic record - Submit transcripts grades 6-all high school levels completed

*60+ TOEFL or equivalent for 9th grade admissions - increases with grade level

*Desire to enroll in college after graduation from SMR

*Desire to actively participate in SMR academics and extra-curricular activities

How to Apply

International students apply to St. Mary's Ryken through one of several international agencies. Choose the agency that works best for you and your family.  Please review the preferred partner agencies page.  (The St. Mary's Ryken online application is for domestic students only.)

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Interested in Becoming a Host Family?

Host families are an essential for a positive high school experience for our international students.  Host families give their student the opportunity to learn American culture and customs as well as provide a comfortable, safe, supportive environment. Enjoy getting to know one of our amazing international students and make a difference in their lives. SMR is looking for great families!  Get more information today.

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David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Director of College Advising, Senior Advisor, Certified Educational Planner
Cheryl Shevchuk

Cheryl Shevchuk

International Programs Director