International Students

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    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, Thailand, Japan, Cambodia, Taiwan, Egypt, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

    Application Process: 

    International Student applications will be processed starting January 7, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.

    1. Submit on-line application and pay the $500 Application Fee
    2. Complete the application by May 24, 2019 - EXTENDED DATE
    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. All new International Students to VCS must attend VCS Summer Orientation beginning on July 29, 2019. The price of the program is included in the tuition price. 

    Application deadline has been extended to May 24, 2019
    . Any applications received after this date will be put on a waiting list.  

    What scores does Valley Christian require for English proficiency? Our program does NOT include an ESL 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.


    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 at +1 (562) 865-0281 x270 or  

    VCS now offers to administer the iTEP SLATE exam.  Please call Angela Garris for an appointment.  

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