Manlius Pebble Hill School has a long history of welcoming international students into our community. Our homestay-based program offers students full academic and cultural immersion while simultaneously broadening their global perspective. International students who attend MPH forge deep, long-lasting relationships with their faculty, host families, and fellow students. In addition, our caring, knowledgeable International Student Coordinator provides students with personalized support, enabling students to deeply engage themselves in the MPH experience.
MPH students regularly earn the highest SAT and ACT composite scores in the region and their accomplishments are routinely shared on local media . They have ample opportunity to complement their academic studies with involvements in the performing & fine arts, athletics, and other extracurricular organizations. Our powerful combination of intensive academics, rich extracurricular involvements, and cultural immersion make MPH students well-rounded, highly-desirable candidates for college admission. It’s why Niche.com recently named MPH the #1 private school in Central New York!
Manlius Pebble Hill School is located in a peaceful suburb of Syracuse in Central New York near Syracuse University and LeMoyne College. Our 26-acre campus boasts a new library and distance-learning classroom, a beautiful student center with a campus shop, a newly constructed athletics complex, modern visual art & design studios, a dance studio, and more! In 2018, we will unveil an outdoor classroom and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) park. Behind the academic buildings lies our lower athletic field and tucked away in the historic Barn is the black box-style Coville Theater. Our quaint campus is a beautiful place to study, enjoy a performance, attend a sporting event, and connect with friends. Scroll to the bottom of the page to take a virtual tour of the MPH campus.
The Host Family Experience
International students experience daily American home life and increase their cultural awareness by living with host families. In addition to providing a safe, secure environment, meals, and ensuring transportation to/from school, host families care for their student and consider them to be a part of the family. This arrangement ensures an authentic cultural experience for our international students and also enables them to expand their language proficiency outside of their academic program.
MPH is proud to partner with The Cambridge Network, a CSIET-listed organization, to arrange homestays for students from The People’s Republic of China. Manlius Pebble Hill School directly manages homestay placement for international students from countries other than China.
English Language Instruction
MPH helps international students advance their English Language skills through a reading and writing-intensive curriculum. Rather than offer a traditional ELL course, MPH offers a course titled World Literature for English Language Learners. Students read an assortment of poetry and prose, write in a variety of forms, and learn how to analyze and discuss literature, all at a pace appropriate for second-language learners. This course also focuses on essentials of English pronunciation and idioms as well as the difference between the cultural and academic worlds of international and American students.
Note: Students must demonstrate a specific level of English proficiency to be eligible for admission. We require a TOEFL score of 55 or higher (Grade 9), 65 or higher (Grade 10) and 75 or higher (Grade 11).
Tuition and Fees
International student tuition is inclusive of the academic program, housing, lunch, auxiliary fees, and any applicable agency fees. Students from The People’s Republic of China should contact Cambridge Network for more information.
Students from countries other than China should contact the Director of Admissions for current rates.
An F-1 study visa is required to attend MPH. The Office of Admissions issues students a Form I-20 upon receipt of all required enrollment materials so that they may apply for an F-1 study visa from the U.S. Consulate in their home country.
Begin an Application
Students from The People’s Republic of China: MPH partners with Cambridge Network to prepare students for life abroad and provide international students with ongoing support throughout the school year. Students from The People’s Republic of China must work with Cambridge Network to submit an application to MPH. To request more information, or to begin an application to our School, please complete The Cambridge Network online inquiry form.
Students from countries other than China: Apply directly to MPH using our online admissions portal . A member of our Admissions team will contact you to help ensure your application is completed and reviewed as quickly as possible.
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