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Private Day & Parochial Schools

CIEE works with select private schools in the U.S., some of which offer day programs. Our partner schools have proven quality academic programs with Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses as well as impressive college placements for graduating students. Private day schools are often located close to urban areas which makes traveling more convenient for our students and their families. These schools offer small class sizes where students enjoy personal attention from their teachers. They offer a variety of extracurricular activities and athletic choices to students. Another option for students is a parochial school, which offers faith-based education to students. While these schools offer all of the same benefits of a traditional private school, students have the opportunity to participate in religious practices in addition to the academic curriculum.

It is not a requirement for admission that the student be a practicing member of the particular faith, but it is essential to be open and respectful of the beliefs and religions of the other students. Students who choose a day program will be placed in a homestay with a local family who is familiar with the school and the CIEE High School Plus program. Local and national CIEE representatives are available for supervision and support throughout the duration of the program.

If a student chooses a private day program CIEE will assist the school in finding a host family in the community for the duration of the program. Students in homestays will have 24 hour support and monthly supervision by our local and national support staff.

Partner schools