Amhs International Admissions

Our mission statement highlights diversity as an institutional goal at Archbishop Murphy High School. With that goal in mind, AMHS welcomes international students who are hoping to study in the US with an F1 visa only. The international program is designed for students seeking to enroll full time with the intention of graduating from AMHS.

AMHS is a fun and exciting community to join, even if it is a short amount of time. Exchange students are also welcome to apply to AMHS.

AMHS welcomes students who apply individually or through educational agencies. We currently have spaces available in our 9th-11th grades. 12th grade acceptance is on a case by case basis. Our goal is for students to graduate prior to their 20th birthday.

Interested in applying? Click below to learn how.

How to Apply

Please complete the online application, pay the $250 application fee.

You will be required to submit the following within 2 weeks of a completed application to be considered for admission:

  • Most recent language proficiency scores. We accept, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, SLEP, TOEFL Jr. If you have taken a different test please contact us.
  • Official transcripts for any schoolwork done in 9th-11th grade. For students applying into 9th grade, please provide transcripts for schoolwork done in 7th and 8th grade. Please also provide an unofficial translation of these transcripts.
  • A copy of your passport.
  • A copy of a bank statement to show sufficient funds.
  • A writing sample for the following prompt (250-500 words):
    • There are the 4 things we want every student to live by when they come to Archbishop Murphy, we call it the Murphy Way. It is, Do Good, Give Respect, Show Excellence, and Live Faith. How do you plan to live this motto if you come to our school?
  • Minimum two academic recommendation letters. Teachers may write a letter of recommendation or use the AMHS Confidential Teacher Evaluation Form.

Once all materials have been received, you will be contacted to set up a Zoom interview. Admissions decisions are usually made within 5 business days from the interview.

What makes our program unique?

The AMHS International Program has a long standing tradition of promoting cross-cultural dialogue and inclusion in a small and safe environment. Students will feel supported with weekly check-ins, study halls, and social gatherings. We also have monthly enrichment opportunities, these include; college tours, seasonal activities and excursions to local NW favorites. Furthermore, students are encouraged to join clubs and activities to have the full American high school experience. Academic and emotional-social support are paramount to our program’s success and the participation in the offerings listed above has led to acceptance into top colleges and universities.

Why join the Wildcat community?

Over the last thirty years, AMHS has provided a faith-based college preparatory education that has afforded our graduates the opportunity to attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. We guide our students to become strong leaders who are focused on serving their community and world.

Archbishop Murphy High School offers extensive course options, spirited athletics, and diverse opportunities for clubs and other co-curricular activities. Our students pride themselves on success. The value of an education is not only measured by the end result, but by what is learned each step of the way. It is a journey and at AMHS we support our students unconditionally throughout that journey.


Classes at AMHS are designed to appropriately challenge students to develop critical thinking skills and prepare students to become life-long learners. In a small class environment, students learn the skills and habits needed to be successful as they transition to become adult learners and self advocates in their post high school transition.

AMHS offers numerous AP and college credit classes in science, history, world language, math, social science, and English -all taught by exemplary educators. Over 70% of our faculty have advanced degrees including five teachers who have doctorates.

AMHS provides academic and language support classes for International students. These provide a space for students to ease into the American educational system while also gaining confidence in and out of the classroom. This includes SAT prep courses.

Students can take advantage of our 1-1 peer tutoring program, Math and English writing labs, as well as daily study halls.


AMHS does not organize or provide Homestays for International students. We recommend going through GPHomestay or Student Home Stay if you do not have a family member in the area. Proof of health insurance and verified homestay/local guardian is required for all AMHS students. The health, well-being and safety of our students is of the utmost importance.

How to Visit

We gladly welcome you for a tour of AMHS! Tours and admissions visits are by appointment only. To set up a visit, or for any other questions regarding the international program, please contact

View our virtual tour:

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

Tuition for International Students varies by agency. For questions regarding tuition, please contact Steve Schmutz, Please note that we do not have a homestay. Homestay fees would be separate and paid direct to the homestay company.

International Student Merit Scholarship

The International Student Merit Scholarship promotes cross cultural exchange between our international students and the greater Archbishop Murphy community. New admitted or returning students are invited to apply for this scholarship. Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic rigor, engagement on campus, and a commitment to sharing their culture with our school for the betterment of AMHS. Recipients of this award will be recognized with a $3,000 scholarship applied to tuition for the following academic year.

If you are interested in applying for the Merit Scholarship, contact us as soon as you have submitted your application.

Priority deadline to be considered for the International Student Merit Award is May 15th.

International Student Merit Scholarship

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