International Students

Lutheran High School North partners with Kitebridge to offer international students a comprehensive educational and boarding program. The Kitebridge boarding program is designed and led by career educators to prepare international students to enter America’s most competitive colleges and universities. This program includes academic support, college prep and counseling, TOEFL classes, and cultural and recreational activities that immerse students in the American educational experience.

Kitebridge students live near the Lutheran High School North campus in a comfortable dormitory setting with a structured schedule designed to cultivate their academic, social, and physical well-being. In addition to teaching staff who specialize in English language instruction and former admissions officers from top-tier American universities who offer insight into the admissions process, Kitebridge has fulltime resident counselors who supervise students and guide their academics and activities, while maintaining regular contact with the school and with parents to report their progress.

Parents and students are encouraged to learn more about Kitebridge by visiting the program’s website:Kitebridge.

Students who wish to apply to the program may do so by downloading and completing the Lutheran High School North application for international students:  LHSNInternationalApplication


Annie NguyenHi! My name is Annie Nguyen. I come from Vietnam. I’m a senior at Lutheran High School North. Studying abroad at LHSN has been my greatest experience. When I was in Vietnam, I really worried and thought life would be hard in America, but when I came here, everything made me surprised. Everybody was very welcoming! The teachers were very nice, they spent time with me and are always ready to explain what students don’t understand.

On my first day of school, I only heard and understood 50% of what my teachers said. But now my English has been improved and I think I understand all the lessons. I also made friends with a lot of people. Rachel Tucker and Brittany Hammond helped me a lot with my homework and projects. Also my best friends Sara Jolly and Madison Waller are the two who I can talk and share everything. I really love this school and I am glad that I am back this year. If you are worried about understanding things and adapting into school environment, I would say that’s ok, don’t worry because I used to have your feelings and I felt good here. Thanks Mr. Hipenbecker for accepting me as a student of this amazing school!

Tae LeeHi! I am so glad to write things about myself and the experience in Lutheran North High School. My name is Tae Lee, I am 18 years old, and I am a senior at Lutheran North. My nationality is South Korean. I came to the U.S. two years ago and actually I am having so much fun here.

My experience at Lutheran High School North is that first of all, I was very impressed about how they welcomed me when I first came to Lutheran North. I did not know anybody from here and it was all strange to me, however, as I was walking through the front door, I had most of the students’ attention, and they all came up to me and helped me to find classes and many other things. Second, Lutheran North has a lot of outstanding and awesome teachers who are passionate to teach with their best ability and to make the classes joyful and happy. Third, Lutheran North has diverse sports that you can play. I played soccer and golf, and I enjoyed playing so much. I highly recommend Lutheran North to you.

FenghziHi! My name is Fenghzi and my English name is Linda. I’m an international student from China who attended Lutheran High School North. I stayed with the Meyer Family who has one child who goes to Lutheran North. I had a great time here with the schoolmates and my family. It’s a pleasure to share my experience here at Lutheran North with you. I absolutely recommend this school as your first choice to come to American high schools to study. The teachers here in this school would always offer great helps on your study and daily life. Students are very warm-hearted, as long as you are open to them, I promise you can make tons of friends like I did. Living in a host family has been my greatest experience here, there are many benefits to county, you will be able to speak fluent English, you will be taken good care of. They will treat you like your family in another country! All in all, choose Lutheran North, I know you will enjoy your life here everyday!