An independent JrK-12 college preparatory school located in Concord, North Carolina
International Student Program
Cannon School typically enrolls ten international students in the Upper School each year. These students come to Cannon from a variety of countries and spend a year living with Cannon School families – getting a first-hand look at the American experience!
Families interested in hosting an international student for a semester or a year should contact the admission office at 704-721-7199 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Cannon School is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. Cannon School does not enroll international students who are not registered with an approved international student placement agency.
Contact William Diskin, Director of Admission, at email@example.com for additional information. Some frequently asked questions for host families are listed at right. To view the answer, simply click on the question.
No. Visiting students are responsible for paying all school-related expenses, including: tuition, lunch costs, bus transportation costs, book fees, testing fees, athletic fees, field trip costs, etc. Host families are expected to provide breakfast, dinner, and a comfortable space to sleep.
No. Visiting students can ride the Cannon School bus. We recommend that your visiting student travel to and from school the same way your own children do. The goal is to have the visiting student fully immersed in the experience of being part of your family and part of the Cannon School community.
International students at Cannon come with the full support of an approved international student placement agency. The local representative of the agency will work closely with each host family to monitor the experience and to address any problems or concerns. If a situation became uncomfortable or unbearable for either the family or the visiting student, we would find alternative arrangements for the visiting student.