Shoreline Christian’s International Program

Building a Global Community

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Welcome to Shoreline Christian School

SCS invites international students to join our rich, faith-based learning environment. We embrace the cultural diversity that international students bring to our community and want to partner with international families to provide an exceptional Christian education for your child. We encourage you to explore our website further to learn more about our history, academics, sports programs, and campus life to see if Shoreline Christian is a good fit for you. 

Transitioning to a new country and educational system can be both exciting and challenging. Please know we are here to help you through the process. If you are interested in attending Shoreline Christian, we encourage you to apply to join our community. We can assist prospective students in finding English-speaking host families and tutors to help you succeed throughout your educational journey. For more information, contact Daniele Ott, International Student Coordinator/Principal Designated School Official at

Admission Requirements
Admissions Process
Tuition & fees
Accident & Health Insurance
Payment Options

Admission Requirements

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.

Host Family

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 Zoom interview with the student, family, and host family is required prior to admission. Host family changes must be pre-approved 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.


Middle school and high school level students (grades 6-12) will be required to take a TOEFL test 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.


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. It is recommended that students meet weekly with a tutor during their first school year at SCS. We will assist students and host families in finding tutoring and other resources. We do not offer special ESL classes.

Financial Arrangements

International 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.

Admissions Process


The admissions process may take up to four weeks from the date the completed application and transcripts are received by the school. Prior to the interview, the following must be submitted:

  • Application for admission: When filling out the online application, please select “International-Elementary” for grades K-5 or “International-Middle and High” for grades 6-12 
  • Immunization Records
  • Academic records including standardized test scores from current school for the last two years
  • Teacher, Head of School, and Counselor recommendation form: You may choose two people to send this to. 
  • Copy of passport and visa
  • TOEFL test results (grades 6-12)
  • Provide proof of financial responsibility of parents by submitting a copy of parents’ current bank statement. This is a requirement of SEVIS.
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After Submission

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The admissions team will review your completed application and contact the host family and/or parent to schedule your Zoom interview. Students and family are notified of admission decisions and an I-20 is issued. An I-20 is issued only if the student is admitted.

Tuition and Fees

For the 2024 – 2025 School Year

International Tuition Rates

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GRADES 6 – 12


Fees for International Students

For the 2024 – 2025 School Year

GRADES: K – 12

APPLICATION FEE ∣ $750 per student

ENROLLMENT FEE ∣ $750 per student

GRADES: K – 12

RE-ENROLLMENT FEE ∣ $750 per student (On or before 2/14/24)

LATE RE-ENROLLMENT FEE ∣ $850 per student (After 2/14/24)

GRADES: K – 12

This fee is assessed annually on a per-family basis and is due before August 4, 2024.

The Capital Improvement Fee serves the capital needs of Shoreline Christian School. This fee is non-refundable.


$700 per family (On or before 8/4/2024)


$850 per family (After 8/4/2024)

Accident and Health Insurance

Student Insurance is required for ALL I-20 Students

The plan provides accident and health insurance to our students from August 1 through June 30. This fee is assessed annually on a per-student basis and is due on or before August 5, 2024. Students staying in the US during the summer may extend their dates of coverage.

If a student purchases their own insurance plan, proof will need to be submitted prior to August 1, 2024.

Fees are updated annually. Fee information for the 2023/2024 school year will be provided prior to the start of the school year.

Payment Options

Payments may be made monthly (on a 10 month plan), quarterly, annually or semi-annually. All payments are processed through FACTS. Payment options are selected in the FACTS system.

A 3% discount to tuition is offered for accounts that are paid in full via FACTS before 8/20/23. (The 3% discount does not apply to the Capital Improvement Fee, Application Fee or Enrollment Fee.)

Bank ACH or credit card automatic withdraw can be set up in FACTS. Processing fees apply when using a credit card. Payments by credit card will no longer be accepted in the school office.

Shoreline Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school administered programs. Shoreline Christian School reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with Shoreline Christian School’s administration and to abide by its policies.