Admission for International Students

Peninsula Heritage School welcomes international students, as they bring their diversity and culture to our student body, while our children welcome and include new students to their classes. Within our school’s caring and nurturing environment, international students learn the English language and progress in all areas of academics.

Peninsula Heritage School is an approved entity within the United States Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), and as such can generate the I-20 Form necessary for the student to obtain the F-1 Visa to study in the US.

The Process

Parents of international students begin the admissions process by emailing Director of Admissions Debbie Schwartz at and stating their interest in applying to Peninsula Heritage School. This email should also be accompanied by as many of the following as possible:

• The completed Application Form, which is available at: Application Form
• The completed “Information Required for I-20 Form”: I 20 Form
• Indication that the Application Fee has been mailed to Debbie Schwartz, Director of Admissions, Peninsula Heritage School, 26944 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274, USA
• Student’s recent report cards
• Student’s recent test scores
• A teacher or Head of School written recommendation (in English)

The Admissions Committee will evaluate the information, and when possible, meet in person with the student.

When a decision of acceptance has been made by the Admissions Committee, the I-20 Form will be mailed to the address indicated on the previously submitted form. Parents then make an appointment with the US Consulate/Embassy to obtain the F-1 Visa.

When the student and parents arrive in the United States, we ask that they call the school (310-541-4795) and make arrangements to come and obtain all that is necessary to start the new school year.

If parents have questions regarding any phase of the visa process, please contact the Director of Advancement, Joan E. Behrens at