Why Texas?


Contrary to the perception that Texas is only home to oil and cattle, the state is also the chosen home for many innovative technologists, medical practitioners, and businessmen. 10% of the Fortune 500 have their global headquarters in Texas. There are many major cities to choose from - Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW), Houston, Austin and San Antonio - one of which is sure to appeal to your senses.  


Known for it's Southern hospitality, moderate climate, and dynamic growth, more than 210 thousand Vietnamese have made Texas their home, second only to California (2010 US Census Bureau). With it's strong economy, Texas unemployment has been 2-3% better than the national average since the financial crisis and according to NerdWallet, 4 of the top 16 cities in the US with the highest incomes are in Texas. Texas not only offer great schools, it also a great environment to nurture talented Vietnamese. 


These are other facts about Texas that you may find surprising and amazing (Source: Wikipedia):

  • The name Texas, based on the Caddo word Tejas, means "friends" or "allies"
  • As of 2010, Texas had a gross state product of $1.207 trillion, the second highest in the U.S
  • Texas has the headquarters of Dell, Texas Instruments, Perot Systems, Rackspace and AT&T
  • The Texas Medical Center holds the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions, with 47 member institutions
  • Texas has 730 airports, second most of any state in the nation
  • Vietnamese is the second most popular non-English language in Texas
  • Texas cuisines are as rich as its people, with Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex being affording unforgettable dinning experiences to all 
  • State law requires the curriculum must teach "reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics and a study of good citizenship"


Obviously, Texas has a perfect environment to nurture talents during a students educational career and on through the rest of their life.  Work with USPASSS and help us extend the list of why Texas is the right place to be!!!


PS: Google and Youtube "Ms. Duy Loan, Texas Instruments," for a very inspirational Vietnamese-Texan.

List of high schools in Texas

Tuition is listed for reference only and may not be inclusive of all costs and any fees charged specifically to international students. International students may study at a public high school for only one academic year, after which they will have to transfer to a private institution.
USPASSS has a database of t
uition and housing costs, college acceptance rates, the enrollment process and much more on these schools and others. To find the school that is the right fit for you, see the How to Apply section or contact us: admissions (at) uspasss (dot) org.

 School Name
 Student
 Body
 Type  Housing  Enroll-
 ment
 Standard-
 ized Test
 Students
 of Color
 Admission
 Deadline
 Yearly 
 Tuition
 Religious
 Affiliation
 Antonian College Preparatory HS
 Co-ed  Private  Homestay  736  HSPT
 TOEFL
 66%  Jan.  $10,000 +
 Housing
 Roman
 Catholic
 Bishop Lynch HS
 Co-ed
 Private     Homestay  1109  ISEE
 TOEFL
 35%  Jan. 23
 $17,800 +
 Housing
 Roman
 Catholic
 Carnegie Vanguard HS
 USNews' No.17 in 2013
 Co-ed  Public  Homestay  458  TOEFL  56%  N/A  N/A  No
 Brook Hill School
 Co-ed  Boarding  Boarding  520  TOEFL
 8%  Rolling  $35,660  Christian
 Episcopal HS
 Co-ed  Private  Homestay  661  ISEE
 TOEFL
 17%  Jan. 7
 $24,000 +
 Housing
 Episcopal
 Episcopal School of  Texas
 Co-ed  Boarding  Boarding  465  SSAT/ISEE
 TOEFL
 48%  Rolling  $44,520  Episcopal
 Hockaday School  All-girls  Boarding  Boarding  1085  ISEE
 TOEFL
 38%  Jan. 18  $47,174  No
 Houston Christian HS
 Co-ed  Private  Homestay  509  ISEE
 TOEFL
 23%  Jan. 15
 $19,560 +
 Housing
 Christian
 Jesuit Dallas
 All-boys
 Private  Homestay  1039  ISEE
 TOEFL
 26%  Rolling  $15,000 +
 Housing
 Roman
 Catholic
 John Paul II HS
 Co-ed
 Private
 Homestay
 740
 ISEE
 TOEFL
 N/A
 Jan. 3
 Rolling
 $20,500 +
 Housing
 Roman
 Catholic
 North Central
 Texas Academy
 Co-ed  Boarding  Boarding  187  TOEFL  28%  Rolling  $36,000  Christian
 San Marcos Baptist  Academy
 Co-ed  Boarding
 Boarding  294  TOEFL  10%  Rolling  $35,000  Baptist
 St. Agnes Academy
 All-girls  Private  Homestay  861  ISEE
 TOEFL
 31%  Jan. 30
 $15,450 +
 Homestay
 Roman
 Catholic
 St. Anthony Catholic HS
 Co-ed  Private
 Boarding
 Homestay
 413  TOEFL  N/A  Jan.  $9,155 +
 Housing
 Roman
 Catholic
 St. Michael
 Catholic Academy
 Co-ed  Private  Homestay  387  TOEFL  33%  Rolling  N/A  Roman
 Catholic
 St. Stephen's
 Episcopal School
 Co-ed  Boarding  Boarding  681  SSAT/ISEE
 TOEFL
 26%  Feb.1  $44,000  Episcopal
 St. Thomas HS
 All-boys  Private  Homestay  740  HSPT
 TOEFL
 32%  Jan. 15
 Rolling
 $13,775  Roman
 Catholic
 School for the 
 Talented and Gifted 
 
USNews' No.1 in 2013

 Co-ed
 Public  Homestay  240  TOEFL  58%  N/A  N/A  No
 Ursuline Academy of  Dallas
 All-girls
 Private  Homestay  1874  ISEE
 TOEFL
 25%  Rolling  $19,000 +
 Housing
 Roman
 Catholic
 Village School
 Co-ed  Boarding  Boarding  1200  ISEE
 TOEFL
 23%  Rolling  $42,500  No