International students are considered only as incoming freshmen or sophomores at the beginning of the school year.

The Catholic Schools Office with the Diocese of Fort Worth is restructuring the international program and policies regarding the acceptance of International Students with third party organizations.  Until then, Nolan Catholic is unable to accept students using a third party organization.


Students may apply with our online application which includes a $75 non-refundable application fee. Students are to submit academic records from their current school and student evaluations from their Headmaster and teachers in Math and English. These records must be translated to English. For help with translating these documents, contact Foreign Credentials (512-459-8428) and submit to Nolan Catholic High School. Also to be submitted with the application is a copy of the students passport. When the application is complete a family interview will be scheduled via SKYPE. Acceptance will be determined after the interview process. The student will be notified by email.



All students must live with a relative or with a host family already established. Nolan Catholic does not provide host families.


Current tuition for 9th – 11th grade for the 2020-2021 school year is $17,680, due on the first day of school. In addition, there is a $500 student fee and $400 enrollment fee. Both are non-refundable and due within 10 days of acceptance. International students are NOT eligible for payment plans or tuition assistance.



All international students must be proficient in English – reading, writing, and comprehension. Nolan Catholic does not offer ESL classes. We require international students to take the TOEFL Jr., SLEP, or IELTS exam.



If accepted to Nolan Catholic, the student may apply for the I-20 Visa. Nolan Catholic does not issue visas. The paperwork is handled through the Catholic Center, the offices for the Diocese of Fort Worth. The fee is $200.



All new students must have immunization records and a physical prior to the first day of school.

International Admissions

Donna O'Malley

Director of Admissions & Enrollment

Mary Longoria

Academic Operations Coordinator

4501 Bridge St.

Fort Worth, Texas 76103


Nolan Catholic High School is a College Preparatory High School (grades 9-12). NCHS was established in 1961 and is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCB ED)Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and AdvancED.

The purpose of TCCB ED is to assist Catholic schools in the state of Texas with 1) continuous school improvement initiatives, 2) accountability with best educational practices, 3) strengthening of mission and identity, and 4) improving academic performance.

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