International Students

We love having international students join us at Faith Christian School! FCS offers an excellent education to prepare international students for success at the university level. In addition to academic success, we desire for our international students to be fully integrated into our school community and their host families.

International students at Faith fully participate in our regular high school classes and subjects. For this reason, it is essential that incoming international students be fluent in reading, writing, listening, and speaking English. We do have an International Student Coordinator who is able to assist students and host families, but we don’t have classes specifically for international students.

Our desire is that the small number of international students we admit will have a transformational experience in our school community and with their host family. We pair international students with our carefully-screened host families so that students are integrated into the full family life and Christian faith of these families. Our goal is that international students graduate from FCS academically prepared for college and with a community and family network that will continue to support them in the future.

Admissions Information

  • International students must be fluent in English and show strong academic achievement.
  • International students and their families must acknowledge our Statement of Faith and Christian mission.
  • FCS only accepts 9th grade international students if the student will live in the Lafayette area with an immediate family member. FCS will accept qualified 10th grade and above international students and place them with host families.
Admissions Process
  • Submit an online application for the upcoming school year. FCS only accepts new international students for the start of the Fall Semester.
  • Submit the required supplemental documents for the application. These include transcripts, references, and a personal essay.
  • Our International Student Coordinator will schedule a virtual interview with the applicant.
  • If the student is accepted for admission, we will start processing the student visa and make arrangements for a host family.
  • Tuition for international students is $11,500 for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • The Home Stay Fee is $7,000 for the school year. If a student will live with an immediate family member, they are not required to pay the Home Stay Fee.
  • There is also a $50 Application Fee when the student applies, a $250 Enrollment Fee when the student enrolls, and a $400 I-20 Processing Fee.
  • The Tuition and Home Stay Fee are billed semi-annually, on August 1 and January 1. These must be paid before a student can attend class.
International Student Admissions

All prospective international students should submit an online application to begin the admissions process. Our school administration will then contact you to request transcripts, records, and schedule an interview.