A YEAR IN A REAL AMERICAN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL for international students
Senior Class College Acceptances

See which US colleges have accepted Bow High graduates in recent years.

View the Harvard and Dartmouth websites

Link to the websites of two nearby Ivy League universities.

Principal Mr. John House-Myers

Leadership of the school is provided by its Principal of seven years, Mr. House-Myers.

Ms. Colleen DesRuisseaux, Director of Guidance

Ms. DesRuisseaux provides students with support in and out of school time.

Ms. Leslie Bean, School Nurse

Looking after the health of students during school time.

Student Homestay Contract

An agreement between student parent(s) and the School must be entered into to so that everyone understands what is expected and what is offered. A contract is to be signed by the applying student and their parent(s).  This contract is shown below and can be downloaded for signing from the following link.

International Student Homestay Contract (PDF:145kb)

Agreement Wording

Every International Student is required to board with a Bow High School approved family. This may also be his/her parents, aunt, uncle, or family friends. In every case the School must have these details, and the student will be monitored and supported by the School’s International Student Coordinator. Listed below are the commitments that parents must comply to:

  1. I guarantee the good behaviour of my child in the Unites States of America. I understand that unacceptable behaviour on the part of my child in the homestay may lead to the termination of my child’s enrolment at Bow High School.
  2. I undertake that my child will not leave the homestay to live at another address without the permission of the International Student Coordinator.
  3. I undertake to give written notice to Bow High School of at least two weeks when I wish my child to change from one homestay to another category of accommodation such as living with a parent or designated care.
  4. I understand the school’s policy on Withdrawals and Refund of Fees.
  5. I undertake to communicate in a timely and prompt manner about any matter which may affect the school’s ability to carry out its responsibilities effectively, including any changes of address or phone numbers for either ourselves or our child.
  6. I understand that, in the interests of the personal welfare of my child, the School and the homestay parents may communicate personal information relating to the history, safety and well-being of my child.
  7. I understand that my child may not make any national or international telephone calls from the homestay premises unless the charges are reversed. If any such calls are made, I guarantee to reimburse the homestay for any costs. All internet use will be by agreement with the homestay parents.
  8. I understand that the school will use its best endeavours to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the student while at his/her homestay, however, the school cannot be liable for any damage or harm caused to the student or the student’s property arising out of the student’s homestay.
  9. I understand that as an International Student, my child is not permitted to own or drive a car whilst attending Bow High School.
  10. The International Student Coordinator will be the mediator in any disagreement between my child and the homestay parents.
  11. Fees for the year’s homestay accommodation are paid in advance directly to Bow High School. In turn Bow High School guarantees to ensure payment to the homestay family.
  12. I accept that Bow High School is responsible for an international student at all times while he/she has a visa from our school.
  13. This agreement shall be construed and take effect in accordance with the domestic laws of the Unites States of America. In relation to any legal action or proceedings arising out of or in connection with this agreement, the Parents irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Hampshire, agree that proceedings may be brought before any court, and waive any objection to proceedings in any such court or forum on the grounds of venue or on the grounds that the proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum.
     

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