Covenant Christian School began its acceptance of international students in the 2006-2007 school year, and we have continued to receive international students each year since then. The students attended CCS on a short-stay basis, usually for a period of six to eight weeks which coincided with the ‘winter break’ from school in their home country. Due to the significant success of our program, and word-of-mouth sharing of their experience at CCS, we have averaged twelve international students per year since its inception. They came for the experience and for the acquisition of English skills. A number of the students returned for additional short-stay periods for the next year or two following their initial stay. During their time with CCS, these students were fully immersed in the classroom curriculum, gained a better understanding of English, learned about Jesus through daily Bible lessons and weekly chapel attendance, made good friends, and had a great time.
Covenant is now authorized through the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to issue I-20 forms and accept full-time international students. We will accept full-time international students in fourth through eighth grade. We are committed to providing an environment in which each student can thrive academically, socially and spiritually. While international students will be treated with care and concern, they will be subject to the same school rules and expectations as all students who attend CCS. They will be subject to the same disciplinary process for violation of school rules and policies. We are confident that through their daily interactions with students, teachers and staff members, they will grow socially and gain a better understanding of and ability to use the English language.
The forms needed to apply for admission to Covenant Christian School as a full-time International Student are provided here on our Website. Click on the documents listed below for information and application forms. Please note that there is an additional cost associated with attending Covenant as a full-time I-20 international student. For more information, contact Trish Smith, Office Manager and Director of Admissions for International Students via phone at 714/998-4852 x115, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.