O’Gorman High School welcomes students who are interested in an outstanding American high school exchange experience to study with us. We love sharing our faith-based community with students from all over the world! We are excited that you are considering OGHS for your education and look forward to helping students who, like you, are considering continuing their education in the United States.
O’Gorman High School is SEVIS (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System) approved.
Our mission says it all… “to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence.”
OGHS is a four-year Catholic High School comprised of approximately 750 students. OGHS is proud to have been named a “National Blue Ribbon School” by the United States Department of Education three times – in 1985, 2005, and in 2014. OGHS has also been named a top 50 Catholic Education Honor Roll-School of Excellence for 8 consecutive years.
Our professional and dedicated staff and faculty, along with outstanding parental support, help our students reach their potential in a safe, positive, and faith-filled environment. OGHS has a comprehensive instructional program including many advanced placement/college courses, which serve as dual credit options for the vast majority of students who are college bound, as well as a developed foundations curriculum designed to broaden instruction to reach differentiated learners. Students can earn up to 57 college credits through our dual credit program. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates go on to post-secondary education.
Coming to a high school in a foreign country can be a daunting experience for any teenager. To ease the transition, OGHS provides programs designed especially for international students.
New students orientation in August. This program introduces the students to the school and its policies, enables them to see and make schedule adjustments meet teachers and other students, prior to the actual start of classes. Orientation also provides a time for international students to meet their peers, get acquainted with their new school, and ask questions of faculty and staff.
During the fall semester all international students will be enrolled in the course “US Language and Culture” designed to further acclimate international students to the culture and climate of OGHS. We also provide opportunities for international students to make a smoother transition to our high school through our International Club. This organization offers social opportunities outside of the classroom.
Studying in the United States: Click HERE for more helpful information!
Sioux Falls, South Dakota is located in the “Heart of America”, bordering Iowa and Minnesota. Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state of South Dakota. Sioux Falls is conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 90 and 29 on the banks of the Big Sioux River. It is 2 ½ hours from Omaha, Nebraska; 4 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; and 5 hours from Des Moines, Iowa.
Sioux Falls Cost of Living: Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Sioux Falls, SD is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Sioux Falls, SD is more expensive.
Overall, Sioux Falls, SD cost of living is 99.80.