International Student Program
TCCA’s doors are now open to the world. In 2017, we received SEVIS certification to issue I-20/F-1 visas to high school students wishing to study in the United States. We are certified for grades 9-12 and hope to add grades 6-8 very soon.
The TCCA program seeks to provide international students with the opportunity to increase their English proficiency and receive an excellent education, all while being immersed in American culture. Our program seeks to address the whole person: intellectual and spiritual, social and personal.
International students study alongside TCCA students, enjoying the same opportunities to participate in athletics, projects, clubs, and leadership activities. Students also have the opportunity to live with an American host family during the school year.
The Christian commitment of the school is integrated into every facet of the curriculum. Students participate in daily morning prayer (chapel) and Bible classes. Students are taught to see the world through the lens of a biblical worldview. We believe that this provides a moral foundation that will benefit students from any religious background.
At TCCA, we have international students stay with families that have a close connection to our school. Host families have undergone a screening process, which includes an application, interview and background check. The homestay program has several benefits, including:
- Accelerated English acquisition in a total immersion environment.
- Ongoing cultural adaptation and understanding
- Personal attention from a family
- The homestay includes:
- A room
- Three meals a day
- Transportation to and from school
All applicants must submit a TOEFL Jr. or iTEP SLATE in order to demonstrate English proficiency. ELL tutoring will be provided on an as needed basis. We want you to succeed!
Tuition for international students for the 2018-19 academic year is $15,000 for grades 9-12. ($23,000 for the Homestay program) Tuition covers all academic coursework, English Language Learning classes, tutoring, International Student Program Coordinator, participation in arts and athletics, lunch (grades 9-12 only), TCCA’s required physical education uniform, and books. There is a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $350 for all applicants. Tri-City Christian Academy does not award scholarships or financial aid to international students. International students are responsible for paying housing, transportation, field trip fees, and any applicable fees to third party agents.
To download our application checklist, Please see the links at the bottom of the page
as well the generic application that all TCCA students must fill out, please see the link at the bottom of the page
To look at our international student and homestay family handbook, which includes several necessary medical releases, please click the link at the bottom of the page
To see about how to obtain your F-1 visa to study in the United States, please click the link at the bottom of the page
For more information, please contact our ISP Coordinator, Mr. Nolder: email@example.com