International Students

Application Process

Hilton Head Preparatory School welcomes students from around the world to our beautiful campus, which is ideally situated on a renowned resort island off the coast of South Carolina, just minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean. At Hilton Head Prep, we offer an award-winning team of educators, a rigorous college-prep curriculum, and an extensive array of athletic teams, performing and visual arts, community service opportunities and co-curricular activities.

Hilton Head Prep is registered with SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System and is authorized to issue I-20s to international students so that they may acquire an F-1 Visa. In addition to the regular online application for admission, international students must submit a SLEP or TOEFL score, conduct a Skype interview with one of our admissions staff, and submit copies of a passport and bank-verified financial statement.

Our community is comprised of students from all over the world. If you are interested in applying to Hilton Head Prep, please download the International Student Handbook, which provides step-by-step instructions for submitting an application.

Intensive English Program

One of the goals at Prep is to give students the opportunity to proceed through the Intensive English Program at the appropriate pace, transition from level to level smoothly, and experience American Culture. At Prep we take great care in placing our students in the proper level of our Intensive English Program. Upon arrival all new students are tested using the Secondary Level Assessment Test of English (SLATE). Based on the student’s SLATE score they will be placed in Level I, II, or III. Level I is for the student with minimal English skills, Level II is for the intermediate student, and Level III is for the student who has advanced skills and is almost ready to be in mainstream English classes. Prep provides many opportunities for students to practice and improve their English language skills through our activities, teams, clubs, fine arts programs, weekend trips etc. We provide the opportunity and strongly encourage students to read in English, watch movies in English, and speak in English.Hilton Head Prep offers ESL support during the school day for international students.


Student Housing

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  • The Myrtle

    This beautiful home has three kitchens, three living rooms, and nine bedrooms, eight with a private bath. This is a coed residential home. The screened porch overlooks a grilling and recreation area. A short walk takes you to the pristine South Forest Beach. This house is located within .6 miles of the Hilton Head Preparatory School Campus and is a short distance away from shopping and dining amenities.