International Student Program Tuition and Fees

The annual tuition for Junípero Serra High School’s International Student Program is $58,470 for the 2019-2020 school year. The cost includes:

Registration fee: $5,000
  • I20 processing fee
  • Non-refundable deposit
Tuition fee: $31,720
  • Full college-prep course load
  • Honors and Advanced Placement classes
  • Academic college counseling
Program fee: $7,500
  • Monthly events
  • Medical insurance
  • 1:1 staff to student ratio
homestay fee: $14,250
  • Three meals per day
  • Bedroom with study space
  • Transportation
Total Fees $58,470*
*New students will pay an additional $750 for textbooks; returning students will purchase books through the online bookstore.


Tuition also includes:

  • The Home Stay Program placement with a Serra family for the 10-month school year
  • Medical insurance while enrolled in Serra’s international program
  • Full schedule of college preparatory classes, including honors and AP courses
  • Group and individual instruction in ESL
  • Variety of social and cultural events to help students assimilate into American culture
  • Annual yearbook, lock for locker, graduation fees
  • Designated counselor who will provide academic support, mentoring and advocacy for students
  • International Student Program team, who will provide ongoing support on campus and for Home Stay families
Students will be introduced to life as a Padre with a two-week summer orientation on campus. The orientation will include:
  • Intensive English immersion program
  • Campus tours
  • Acquisition of textbooks
  • Review of the school’s rules, policies, and traditions
  • Cultural exchange event with Serra students, staff members and host families
  • Local area excursions to San Francisco, Silicon Valley and other points of interest
  • Opportunity to meet with “big brothers” who will welcome the students to Serra and help them to acclimate to their new school