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International Students

Manlius Pebble Hill School has a long history of welcoming international students into our community.

Because we are a day school, our international students are placed with host families who are part of the MPH community.

The MPH experience 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.

Just like our local students, international students at MPH have ample opportunity to complement their academic experience by getting involved in the performing & fine arts, athletics, and other extracurricular activities.  Our powerful combination of small classes, intensive academics, rich extracurricular involvements, and cultural immersion make MPH students well-rounded, highly-desirable candidates for college admission.

International students also benefit from our comprehensive, personalized college counseling.  Click here to view the college matriculation list for the class of 2022. 

The Campus

Manlius Pebble Hill School is located in a quiet suburb of Syracuse in Central New York – near Syracuse University and LeMoyne College. Our 26-acre campus boasts a number of amenities:

  • 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
  • an outdoor classroom and nature trail
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) park

Behind the academic buildings lies our lower athletic field; tucked away in the historic Barn is the black box-style Coville Theater.

Our quaint, safe 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.

“I love coming to MPH every day because the atmosphere feels like home and the community feels like family.” Ronaldo, class of ’19, Varsity Soccer Team

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.

Tuition and Fees

International student tuition is inclusive of the academic program, housing, lunch, auxiliary fees, and any applicable agency fees.

International students should contact the Director of Admissions for more information on the current cost of attendance.

Visa Requirement

The Office of Admissions issues accepted international students a Form I-20 so that they may apply for an F-1 study visa from the U.S. Consulate in their home country.

Tell us You’re Interested! 

The first step is to let us know that you are interested in MPH. Please fill out an inquiry form; a member of our admissions team will promptly respond to answer your questions and offer guidance.

Begin an Application

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.

Once your application is received and processed, you will receive further instructions on setting up your applicant portal.

International Application Requirements: 

  • Official report card/transcript for current and previous academic year (must be in English)
  • For students whose first language is not English, we require official proof of English proficiency:
    • official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score
  • A current bank statement (must be in English) showing the family’s ability to pay for one year of educational expenses at MPH*
  • A copy of your passport (photo page only)
  • English and Math Teacher Recommendations
  • International Student Questionnaire
  • A Zoom interview with the admissions team and international student coordinator
  • Personal Recommendation (optional)

*Please email our team at for the current cost of attendance for international students. 

Admissions Eligibility:

As a day school that places international students with host families, MPH only enrolls international students in our upper school (years 9-12).

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