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International Students

Welcome To Regis catholic schools

At Regis Catholic Schools, we realize the importance and value that international students bring to our school community! Regis Catholic Schools has been considered home to many international students throughout the years.

Our students have come from many countries, including China, Korea, Mexico, Austria, Thailand, Tanzania and Spain, to name a few. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing school community where our motivated students flourish in preparation for college and life.

With the leadership of skilled and dedicated staff, Regis Catholic Schools offers a highly personal educational experience with strong relationships between students and faculty. By emphasizing leadership, academic excellence and service to others, our students are prepared for great success.

Regis Catholic Schools is recognized by the Student Exchange and Visitor program (SEVP) as a SEVIS approved school. We have the authorization to issue the I-20 forms to our international students so that they may obtain their F-1 student visa.


Step 1: Complete the application. To apply successfully each potential student must complete the following:

  • Parent Statement
  • Student Statement
  • Request for Grades form
  • Confidential Financial Statement
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Provide score from either the iBT TOEFL or SLEP English proficiency exam

Step 2: Schedule a Skype interview with the Admissions team.

Upon acceptance into Regis Catholic Schools, the student will receive an Enrollment Contract which the student will need to complete and return along with the registration fee. Once this has been received the I-20 process can begin so that the international student may obtain his/her F-1 student visa.


Exceptional Teachers and Staff

Regis Catholic Schools employs dedicated teachers and staff members who are enthusiastic, accomplished educators. They have the know-how to engage students in reaching new heights, even exceeding the student’s own expectations. Our teachers are committed to helping and supporting your child in the learning process with individual attention and group exploration.

International Student Coordinator

Our International Student Coordinator is dedicated to overseeing your child’s academic, social and personal growth while attending Regis Catholic Schools. She provides support and coordinates guidance to ensure that each student is on the right path to achieve all of their goals and to become a full, participating member of the school community. Weekly meetings are initially scheduled to make sure that each international student is adapting to the new culture in a positive and productive manner. She regularly contacts each host family to confirm that each student has the best support system available to him/her and that everything is going smoothly and efficiently for both the student and host family.

Our Students

The students at Regis Catholic Schools acknowledge the diversity of others and their beliefs. Our student body is open to students of all faiths and backgrounds; they willingly and warmly accept international students to participate in the many activities at Regis Catholic Schools. They are challenged at all grade levels to have a strong level of discipline and academic excellence. Our students are recognized at all levels for academic accomplishments, awards in co-curricular activities and service to our community.


Regis Catholic Schools offers a complete comprehensive program for all age levels with a wide range of course selections. We offer a demanding and interactive program where students of all abilities are challenged to fulfill their unique potential and given opportunities to pursue their own specific interests. Our academic teams and clubs are continually recognized with highest honors at the local and state levels.  By emphasizing leadership, academic excellence and service to others, our students are prepared for great success in college and in life. Currently, in addition to the regular high school courses, we offer three Honors Classes (Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry and Honors Calculus) and various AP Classes. These classes offer the opportunity to earn college credit while attending high school.

Community Life

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Numerous opportunities are available to our students to explore their interests and showcase their talents. Often these opportunities develop into life long careers or hobbies. Band, Choir, Drama, Forensics, Technology Club, Foreign Language Clubs, Academic Challenge, National Honor Society, Environmental Club and Art Club are just some of the opportunities available to our students. Athletic opportunities include soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, volleyball, etc. All of these activities provide the opportunity to bring students, families and the community together to celebrate Regis Catholic Schools.

College Exams and Scholarships

Our students consistently score higher than other schools at the local, state and national levels on the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams. Many of them receive thousands of dollars in scholarships to attend the country’s most prestigious universities.

Local University

Regis Catholic Schools is located in the same city as the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC). UWEC currently has more than 150 international students enrolled this year. The local proximity to the university offers numerous cultural and educational opportunities. According to the U.S. News, UWEC is ranked in the top 25 of Midwest Regional Universities. Please see www.uwec.edu for more information on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Social Events

In addition to the school-sponsored activities, all international students and host families are encouraged to meet once or twice a month to share ideas and to facilitate establishing bonds between all students and host families. These social events allow greater interaction between all host families and international students along with building a greater community support group for everyone. These opportunities outside of class time are also used to monitor the students’ progress as they adjust to the new language, school and culture. Varying locations and different group activities allows international students the opportunity to truly experience many facets of the American culture.


Global Outreach welcomes students from six east-central European countries (Czechia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine) to study in Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Minnesota Catholic high schools for one year. It's mission is the formation of young, dynamic Catholic servant leaders for the 21st century.

By opening your heart and home, you will give an exceptional young person an experience of a lifetime – to live with an American family and experience the language, customs, culture, and faith life of our country.

To learn more about this amazing 'host family' opportunity, please contact Barbara Tota-Boryczka at (920) 540-3085 or barbara.tota-boryczka@globaloutreachprogram.com or Fr. Larry Seidl at (920) 412-0320 or ljseidl1949@gmail.com.

It is with extreme diligence that host families are selected for our international students. These families have volunteered to open their home and share their lives with our international students and they receive compensation to help offset the living expenses associated with being a host family. International students are welcomed into these homes so that these students may realize their dreams and goals of an education in the United States.

In addition to providing food and shelter for our international students, our host families provide a safe and secure environment in a home that these students can call their own. Oftentimes, our host families already have their own children attending our schools and are already very active in the school community. This connection to the school allows our international students a promising, fulfilling and supportive experience at Regis Catholic Schools!

These families live in the local Eau Claire community and transportation to and from school will be provided or arranged for by each family.

Student Orientation

The International Student Coordinator coordinates with each student and family their arrival into the Eau Claire area. Students are encouraged to fly into the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, located in Eau Claire. That person will be there to welcome you, transport you to your host family and to make sure you have everything you need at that time.

Regis Catholic Schools will have some informational and fun-filled activities planned for the week prior to school starting. These activities may include the following:

  • Setting up a bank account
  • Shopping for school supplies
  • Informational meetings on school policies and procedures
  • Tour of the school
  • Tour of the city
  • Meet and greet with current faculty and staff
  • Fun-filled outings which will allow international students the opportunity to interact with both local and other international students
  • During the year, a trip to the St. Paul/Minneapolis area will be scheduled
  • Opportunity to meet the host family

Tuition and Fees

Please contact Regis High School at (715) 830-2271 for tuition and fees.


Kendall Alexander, Class of 2022
"Catholic Schools is a huge part of my life. I have been at Regis Catholic Schools since preschool, and I couldn't imagine receiving my education anywhere else. Teachers are able to incorporate the moral truths of the church into their everyday curriculum, whether it's a religion class or not. We are able to pray at school before every class and with teams before sporting events. I am so appreciative for the opportunity and for my parents' decision to send me to a place where school is more than an education."
- Kendall Alexander, Class of 2022
Holden Caporusso, Class of 2025
"I really love that my Catholic school emphasizes the importance of faith, education, and core values that will guide me to success. The emphasis on religion makes me a better, more aware person of what I must do to accomplish God's will."
- Holden Caporusso, Class of 2025
Maya Ridenour, Class of 2026
“I enjoy going to Regis Catholic Schools because everyone is supportive of each other. You also get to know everyone and become friends with them. Regis has made a very good impact on my life.”
- Maya Ridenour, Class of 2026
Colleen Callaghan, Class of 2024
"Regis Catholic Schools has made an impact on my life by teaching me how to be a well-rounded and hardworking person. What I love most about Regis is the community. I love hanging out with my friends and playing sports with them!"
- Colleen Callaghan, Class of 2024
Chase Kostka, Class of 2024

"Attending Regis has helped me in a lot of ways! I love that our school is small, giving me the ability to get involved in playing sports. I also enjoy being able to get to know everybody, even all of the teachers. My school is full of good kids and supportive people!"

- Chase Kostka, Class of 2024
Shaughnessy Murphy, Class of 2002
"The Regis motto, "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow", couldn't be more true. The foundation for my successes today were first forged in the classroom and athletic programs at Regis."
- Shaughnessy Murphy, Class of 2002
Anna Allen, Class of 2021
"Going to a Catholic school has made me a better Catholic by enabling me to learn and grow my faith in an accepting and caring atmosphere. Through Regis, I have learned so many values and morals that I use everyday. The motto “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” describes Regis perfectly. They teach us how to be a leader in the community and classroom."
- Anna Allen, Class of 2021
Marianne Callaghan, Regis Parent
"It is so well worth it for us to sacrifice financially for our kids to come here because honestly, we don't feel like it is a sacrifice. We feel like it is an investment in their future."
- Marianne Callaghan, Regis Parent
Erika Galewski, Teacher
"Teaching is my vocation and I feel God calling me to teach. Having the strong faith-based education that we provide is something I think is very important for students to have at all age levels and all grade levels."
- Erika Galewski, Teacher
Grace Kristo, Class of 2020
"I feel like the focus on service and helping others helped me grow as an individual and the class sizes gave me an opportunity to learn more than I could at a public school."
- Grace Kristo, Class of 2020
John Mulligan, Class of 1983
"The values I learned at Regis carry over for your entire life; values like treating people respectfully and working hard to achieve your goals. These are values that lead to success in life."
- John Mulligan, Class of 1983

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Regis Catholic Schools is dedicated to educating students of all faiths in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment. We are united by Our Core Values of Living Faith, Accepting Responsibility, Promoting Teamwork, Achieving Excellence, and Inspiring Leadership.