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International Students - Enrollment Process

Thank you for your interest in Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California.  We are honored you are looking at our high school to complete your educational journey.  Let's walk you through the enrollment steps as an international student.


STEP 1:   Complete the Online application.

Application Fee: $100

Tuition Fee: $18,000

Registration Fee: $1,000

Michelle '19


STEP 2:   Submit Transcripts & Evaluations: 

        • Incoming 9th Grader (Freshmen): Official copy of the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade transcripts.  Please contact your current school for an official copy of your transcripts.  Please mail to JSHS, or deliver in a sealed envelope to JSHS.
        • Incoming 10th or 11th Grader (Sophomores & Juniors): Official copy of transcripts for the previous & current high school grades.  Please mail to JSHS, or deliver in a sealed envelope to JSHS.  
        • Evaluations (2):  One from the English Teacher and one from the Math Teacher. Instruct the current school to complete confidential forms and mail or email to JSHS.  There is also a link available to complete the evaluation in the application portal.
        • Note:  All transcripts & evaluations must be translated into English.
        • Copy of Passport 
        • Copy of Birth Certificate
        • Copy of standardized test scores - TOEFL or another English proficiency exam
          • To schedule a TOEFL exam - visit 
STEP 4Schedule Student Interview
        • After you have submitted all of your documents.  Let's schedule the interview. Send an email to [email protected] with "Student Interview" in the subject line.  We will send you available dates & times for a student interview during the week of this month.  Currently, all interviews are conducted via zoom.
STEP 5Enrollment Decision Process
        • All documentation & the results from the student interview will be reviewed by the Admissions Team and a decision will be made on acceptance into Junipero Serra High School.  At that point, we will contact the family with the next steps.
FINAL STEP:   Submitting Documents for I-20 Processing
        • After all 5 steps above have been completed - Raquel Armenta, Admissions Coordinator will contact you to walk you through the final step - submitting documents for I-20 Processing.
Email or Mail all required enrollment documents to

Raquel Armenta

Admissions Coordinator 

Junipero Serra High School

14830 S. VanNess Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249

Email to: [email protected]

(310) 436-8313


The Serra Admissions Team is here to help you!  We are excited to be on this next journey with you in your child's educational goals.  Please reach out if you have any questions. 
Raquel Armenta, Admissions Coordinator
(310) 436-8313
Diane Knowles, Director of Marketing & Admissions                   
(310) 436-8315