The following mission statement for Main Street Schoolhouse, Inc. describes our beliefs as a non-profit, Christian private school that exists to serve our community, both near and far:
To be a powerful, life-changing multicultural school that responds to the uniqueness and educational needs of each individual, helping the students achieve their future dreams and goals through personalized education in a loving and nurturing environment.
Only international high school (or junior high school) students
What's on this page:
When you apply from your country of origin
Steps in the process of applying for the first F-1 visa.
Please collect the following documents:
- Your school records—transcript of grades
- A copy of your passport—the photo page
- A Financial Statement (from bank, translated into English) from your sponsor showing you will have enough funds to pay tuition and living costs for the time you plan to study in this institution
- A notarized letter from your parents giving authorization for you to live with a designated person, like in a homestay.
|Fill out the Main Street Schoolhouse on-line initial application and attach the scanned documents in the above list.|
|Make payment for government Form I-20 –$200
*Optional method: Your Student recruiter makes this payment.
|Make payment for Main Street Schoolhouse fee–$100|
|Make Fed Ex payment to send your I-20 and Acceptance Letter||Make Payment|
|Make your appointment at the Embassy to present your documents||Read|
|If you get your F-1 visa, remember to check your I-20 start date.|
|7||Make an appointment for your Orientation– to register your I-20, pay first month’s tuition ($400), get your class schedule, buy your textbooks, and get your Student ID card.|
When you have VISA F1 and apply from another school in USA
Instructions to transfer to Main Street Schoolhouse private school, grades 7-12 you will need the following documents:
- A copy of your high school records
- A financial statement to verify you have or will have funds to be a student in this institution for the time you plan to be a student
- A copy of your passport (the photo page)
- A copy of your visa
You can scan and attach these documents to our MSS inc transfer-in application Form (step 1).
|Fill out the application form online|
|You will receive an Acceptance Letter and Transfer Form|
|Pay school fee $100 (Transfer and registration)|
|You will receive an e-mail when your new I20 is ready|
|Make payment for your first month tuition $400||Make Payment|
|Make appointment to pick up your I-20 or we can also send it to you.|
|7||Register for classes and orientation|
*Books will be bought according your needs.
Change of Status
from B-2 Tourist to F-1 Student
Steps in the process of applying for the Change of Status:
Collect the following documents:
- Current high school record/transcript
- Passport– photo and all stamped pages
- Visa photo
- 6 scanned photos to show about your visit and activities with tourist visa. Identify each picture with place, people, and date.
- Birth Certificate, translated into English
- Financial documents from Supporter to show you have or will have enough funds to live in the US and pay tuition at this school. (Form I-134 Affidavit of Support, and bank statements from last 3 months, or notarized letter from foreign bank)
- Proof of address from the place you plan to live in the US (from bank or important bills)
- Notarized letter from parent giving authorization for student to live with another person
- Answer this question: Why is it important for this person to attend high school in the US? What are your goals and what do you hope will happen after high school in the US?
|Fill out the Change of Status Application for High School Students and attach the documents|
|Make payment for the government form I-539 change of status application–$370|
|Make payment for the government form I-20, F-1 Visa application–$200|
|Make payment for Main Street Schoolhouse processing fee–$100||Make Payment|
|Make appointment with the international advisor at MSS at least 2 weeks before the B-2 expiration date, to complete the government applications and sign them.|
|First letter from immigration: to confirm receiving your application and payment, about 2 weeks after mailing everything. Save this letter for your records.|
|7||Possible second letter, on blue paper, asking for more information. This might be from 2-4 months after your application. Call our school’s international advisor if you receive that blue letter, to get help in completing it.|
|8||Final approval letter, to state your status has changed from B-2 to F-1. This is approximately 2 weeks after sending in the blue letter. You might get this final letter after the first letter, if you are lucky, but you still have to wait for 2 to 4 months. This approval letter is Form I-787. Please SAVE it; it is your only proof that you are legally F-1, and you will also need to show it to get a driver’s license.|
|9||Make an appointment immediately with our school’s international advisors to get your personal copy of your new I-20 student document, register with SEVIS, pay your first month’s tuition, get your class schedule, textbooks, and school ID.|
*Optional step: While waiting for F-1 approval for high school, you can register for a Progressive English class for $100 per month.