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Applications will be processed only upon receipt of all required documents, including:
- Application form (completed with parent and student signatures)
- Current academic records. (Note: academic transcripts in languages other than English must be translated by a certified translator before submission.)
- Supplemental information such as English Language (or ESL) test scores, that may help in determining grade level and academic course placement.
Print Application Form (PDF)
Learn more about audition requirements.
Application Fee: $100 nonrefundable (Please make checks payable to San Francisco High School of the Arts.)
Application materials may be submitted to the Admissions Office via mail, email, or fax.
San Francisco High School of the Arts
1970 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Fax: (415) 276-9041
Once your application package has been received in full, our admissions team will contact you to schedule a family interview over the phone.
Admissions decisions for 2019 Fall applicants will be delivered by March 22nd, via email and mail.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition* for international students:
Middle School (Grades 6-8): $28,800 / year (8:00am – 4:00pm)
High School (Grades 9-12): $33,800 / year (8:00am – 4:00pm)
*Tuition includes the cost of instruction, books and educational materials, and laboratory costs.
Fee for art supplies or costumes/props:
$500 per year
School Breakfast Program: $450 per year, which usually includes eggs, rice porridge (congee), steamed rolls, bread, waffles, milk, cereal and salted vegetables.
School Lunch Program: $1,350 per year, which is typically a healthy home-cooked Chinese buffet including soup, rice, fresh vegetables, meats, milk and fruit. On Fridays, homemade organic pizza, fresh fruit, milk and juice is served. (Learn more about The Kitchen)
After School Programs: $1,400 per year, which covers participation in supervised after-school clubs between 4:00pm – 6:00pm daily. (Learn more about Clubs – link to Clubs page – row 307)
During the application process, the applicant must indicate if he/she requires an F-1 VISA to legally study in the US.
Once the applicant has been accepted by High School of the Arts, an I-20 will be issued, and the student must visit the U.S. consulate in his or her country so the consulate can confirm through SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) that the I-20 the student is carrying is a valid document.
If everything is in order, the consulate will issue a student visa. A USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) officer at the airport will confirm through SEVIS that the student’s enrollment in San Francisco High School of the Arts is valid, and will issue the student an I-94 form. While in the U.S., it is very important to keep records of the visa and other documents, and pay close attention to the expiration dates.
International students who are studying away from home have the option of staying with homestay families who provide them with safe and affordable housing. This program gives students the opportunity to experience the American lifestyle and culture up close. It also provides the perfect environment for English language learners to boost their everyday conversational skills. Homestay families provide each guest with:
– A private or shared bedroom, which will include a bed with linens, a desk and lamp, and space to keep items of clothing.
– A private or shared bathroom with towels included
– Regular cleaning of linens and towels.
– Breakfast and dinner on a daily basis, at an additional charge, (lunches and snacks are typically not included); or kitchen privileges for meal preparations.