Lewiston-Porter International Program
Lewiston-Porter’s International Program is one of a kind and no other public school district has committed the personnel and resources to support an international program like the one Lewiston-Porter offers.
Our program is multi-faceted and in additional to the district being certified to issue F-1 visas to international students seeking to study in the United States, we also welcome J-1 visa exchange students and offer several reciprocal short-term exchanges with partner schools in China, Germany and Turkey, as well as offering a variety of international experiences abroad to our students.
Lewiston-Porter is SEVIS certified to issue F-1 visas to incoming international students from around the world. From the inception of the program in 2004, Lewiston-Porter’s international program has continued to grow. Each year our acceptance of international students increases and our students go on to continue their education at leading colleges and universities across the United States.
Lewiston-Porter High School has partnered with Niagara University, a highly ranked private, Catholic university located less than 10 miles from Lewiston-Porter’s campus. International students coming to the United States on an F-1 visa, who choose to study at Lewiston-Porter High School live in a student residence hall on Niagara University’s campus and have the opportunity to experience collegiate life first hand while attending Lewiston-Porter. Lewiston-Porter and Niagara University’s unique Residence Agreement provides students a once in a lifetime experience, where they learn and grow academically and socially in a safe and nurturing environment.
Lewiston-Porter has dedicated administration, faculty and staff who are committed to providing international students with rigorous and challenging curriculum, while providing the resources necessary for them to be successful.
Lewiston-Porter Central School District is comprised of four schools located on one sprawling campus. The home of the Lancers, the district lies immediately north of the city of Niagara Falls, in northern Niagara Country, on the shores of Lake Ontario and bordering on the Niagara River. Centralized in 1947, the district is contained in the towns of Lewiston and Porter.
Lewiston-Porter High School is recognized as one of the top performing high schools in New York State and the United States. We have state-of-the-art curriculum programming to prepare students for the 21st century. The High School is situated on a 56-acre campus which also includes a Primary Education Center, Intermediate Education Center, Middle School and Community Resource Center. The High School serves grades 9-12, enrolls 667 students and has a faculty of 70.
Lewiston-Porter is accredited by the New York State Education Department and Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Lewiston-Porter is the no. 8th ranked school system in Western New York as cited by Business First. It has a 96% graduation rate and 94% college acceptance rate.