International Students

  • Student athlete International Students, grades 7-11 who are prepared to mainstream into regular classes, are welcome to apply for admission to Valley Christian Schools. This opportunity allows students to study and acquire an American education taught through a Biblical Worldview. Valley Christian High School offers college preparatory academics, including AP courses and a well-rounded approach to education including sports, arts, and music. Valley Christian Schools issues I-20 status to students who meet all our general admissions requirements and who will be living with a Christian HomeStay family during their stay.

    We have had students attend Valley Christian Schools from South Korea, China, Taiwan, Egypt, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

    Application Process: 

    International Student applications will be processed starting January 8, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.

    1. Submit on-line application and pay the $500 Application Fee

    2. Complete the application before March 31, 2018

    3. An in-person or skype interview will be set up with the Admissions Team

    4. If accepted, an acceptance letter and admissions forms will be sent to you compete and return with full tuition before the I-20 is issued

    5. New International Students to VCS must attend VCS Summer Orientation beginning on July 30, 2018. The price of the program will be included in the tuition price.

    Application deadline is March 31, 2018. Any applications received after this date will be put on the waiting list.  

    What scores does Valley Christian require for English proficiency? Our program does NOT include an ESLInternational Students component so all international students are mainstreamed. International Students applying to VCS are required to submit scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or iTEP in addition to the other materials gathered in the admission process.  SLEP is no longer an accepted entrance exam.  We require a minimum 70 for TOEFL, 750 for TOEFL Jr., and 4.0 for iTEP, though these tests are only a partial indicator of a student's ability to excel as VCS.  Transcripts, personal essays, teacher recommendations and an in-person or skype interview are also a part of the application.

    VCS now offers to administer the iTEP SLATE exam.  Please call Angela Garris for an appointment.  For other testing locations check their website at 



    International Student Profile

    If you have questions please contact Angela Garris; International Student Program Coordinator

    at (562) 865-0281 x228 or

    For information about being a HomeStay family for Valley Christian Schools, contact Helen Yu, HomeStay Coordinator