International Student Program
Our International students are valued members in our Morris Catholic family, and have the opportunity
to immerse themselves in American culture at one of the premiere Catholic high schools
in the state of New Jersey. Students are challenged academically in order to prepare
for acceptances into elite colleges and universities.
The ESL Program at Morris Catholic bridges the English and World Languages Departments. Students who are non-English or limited-English speakers are provided with a transitional language program. On average, students spend two to three years in the ESL program, progressing through beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The ESL program has courses in English language development and academic preparation as well as courses in the mainstream, which have been modified to meet the needs of the ESL students.
Students who will be successful in our ESL Program are identified through the admissions process. Morris Catholic will assist international students in the student visa application process. Prospective ESL students wishing to enroll at MCHS are required to take an assessment test that centers on reading, writing, and speaking. A student’s previous school system, his/her past school records, and teachers’ comments, if available, will also be part of the criteria for admissions. There is an additional annual fee for ESL students.
Information for all international students seeking to start the admission process to Morris Catholic please contact Mrs. Kathy Smith at [email protected]
Our host families are responsible for providing a safe and welcoming homes for our international students. Host families do not have to have children at Morris Catholic, but they will quickly become part of the Morris Catholic family through their involvement in this program. All host families receive a monthly stipend to help them provide a home for the student. Prospective host families undergo an application process and preparation meetings to help them feel ready to welcome their new family member.
Become a host family for an international student.
If your family or a family you know are interested in becoming a host family, contact Program Coordinator Mrs. Sandy Holder from Cambridge at: [email protected]
Kathleen C. Smith
Director of International Studies/ Dean of Students
Morris Catholic High School
200 Morris Avenue
Denville, NJ 07834