The International Student Program began with a vision 17 years ago with two students and has evolved into an innovative program that partners with  agencies as well as independent families to bring quality and excellence to global education. Grace Christian school offers a fully dually accredited education where we have strong college-preparatory academics in conjunction with excellence in fine arts and athletics.  

It is our goal that international students have the opportunity to experience the culture of our community and for our community to be given a glimpse into a unique global perspective.

  • What we look for in a host family:

    • A warm and welcoming attitude and an eagerness to share American culture with an international student.
    • An interest in other cultures and a willingness to accept an international student as a member of the family.
    • Ability to provide a private bathroom for the student, three nutritious meals per day with groceries available for student, wireless internet, and transportation between school and home.
  • What Host Families Can Expect:

    • Agencies to screen students through local representatives and to match based on interests ensuring a high-quality match.
    • Orientation and on-going support for students and host families.  
    • Students to be able to speak/understand English well enough for everyday communication.
    • A dedicated local coordinator to assist with monthly check-ins.

Next Steps:

If you are interested in becoming a host family or Grace student  please click below for more information.

Host Family
International Student
Prior academic performance and behavior
Standardized Test Scores (TOFEL/SLEP)International dinner (2)
Student Recommendation Forms
Skype Interview with School Administration
  1. GCS will provide Letter of Acceptance and Enrollment Contract — must be signed and returned
  2. Proof of Health Insurance (HCC or other approved) — HCC Health Insurance
  3. GCS will mail you the “Official I-20” — unless you are with an agency
  4. GCS Coordinator will finalize your Homestay Application
  5. Fulfill payment obligations based on deadlines in your enrollment contract
  6. Agency/student must submit US equivalency transcript for any courses taken outside of the USA. Two recommended services are: — Josef Silny — or — Worldwide Education Services
  7. GCS International students pay for tuition and additional International Student fees. Host family fees are paid separate from tuition and other GCS fees.
  8. Prior Academic Performance & Behavior
  9. Standardized Test Scores (TOFEL/SLEP)
  10. Skype Interview with School Administration

German student, Julian Steinfeld

Turkey student Derinsu Aksut

 

Prior academic performance and behavior
Standardized Test Scores (TOFEL/SLEP)International dinner (2)
Student Recommendation Forms
Skype Interview with School Administration

  1. GCS International Student Application — Application Fee must be paid
  2. TOFEL or SLEP Scores
  3. Middle or High School Transcript (last 3 years) – translated into English
  4. Teacher References from your last school (2 required)
  5. Immunization Record – translated into English
  6. Submit Homestay Application if you are requesting
  7. Homestay in the USA
  8. Skype Interview with student/International parents
  1. GCS will provide Letter of Acceptance and Enrollment Contract — must be signed and returned
  2. Proof of Health Insurance (HCC or other approved) — HCC Health Insurance
  3. GCS will mail you the “Official I-20” — unless you are with an agency
  4. GCS Coordinator will finalize your Homestay Application
  5. Fulfill payment obligations based on deadlines in your enrollment contract
  6. Agency/student must submit US equivalency transcript for any courses taken outside of the USA. Two recommended services are: — Josef Silny — or — Worldwide Education Services
  7. GCS International students pay for tuition and additional International Student fees. Host family fees are paid separate from tuition and other GCS fees.