International Admissions

We embrace the cultural diversity that international students bring to our community. Students from other countries interested in attending Shoreline Christian for one or more school years are encouraged to apply and join our community. We can assist in finding English-speaking host families and tutors to help students be successful in our program. 

Christian Commitment: At least one parent in the student's family and/or host family must be a professing Christian. The student must agree to follow school policies and uphold a Christian atmosphere.

Language Requirements: Middle school and high school level students (grades 6-12) will be required to take a school-administered test designed to assess the student's reading comprehension and writing ability. For all grades, the student's English language skills must be sufficient to allow for learning in a regular classroom setting. During school hours, students are required to speak English.

Academic Requirements: Transcripts from other countries must be translated prior to review by our admissions committee and faculty. Students must be willing to work hard as our curriculum is academically challenging. Tutors are available during the school day at an additional cost. Students will be required to meet with a tutor four times per week. We will assist students and host families in finding tutoring and other resources. We do not offer special ESL classes.

Host Family Requirements: Students must live in a home with adult (over 30 years of age) supervision. English must be spoken in the host family's home. An in-person interview with the student and host family is required prior to admission. Host family changes must be preapproved by the school and include an interview with the student and prospective host family. SEVIS requires that all changes (address, phone numbers, or student status) must be submitted to our registrar within 10 days of the change.

Financial Arrangements and RequirementsInternational students pay tuition in a one time annual payment, semi-annual payments, or four quarterly payments. Tutoring, books, sports fees, and other applicable expenses are billed separately. Students who withdraw after a semester begins are required to pay full tuition for the full semester from which they withdraw.