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International Students

Grace Academy welcomes students from other parts of the world! We are a small, private Christian school that offers challenging classes and a faith-based community.

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About The Program

Grace Academy has been hosting International students for over 20 years. The program features quality-learning opportunities with English competency as an integral aspect of each interaction.

Grace Academy accepts international students within a range of English-speaking proficiencies. Acceptance is based on a variety of issues including availability, academic history, recommendations, maturity, and parental support.

To learn more about attending Grace Academy or to begin an application, click below.

Student Life

International students’ living accommodations are filled with a host family program comprised of a diverse group of Christian families.

International students at Grace Academy are initially provided with supportive courses to help them integrate English as a second language for learning. Students are transitioned from these courses into mainstream courses.

International students will be exposed to Christian curriculum within the school’s program and are expected to comply with the International Student Guidebook as well as Grace Academy’s Student-Parent Handbook. Students should have a desire to learn and grow through new experiences.

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International students will be placed in classes based upon their previous academic performance and current assessments in English, Reading, and Math. Support for learning English and in core classes is offered as necessary. Students who qualify are able to graduate with an American high school diploma accepted by American colleges and universities for admissions purposes.

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College Credit Courses

Some Grace Academy High School courses are eligible for college credit at a reasonable additional cost.


Host Families

Each international student may live with a host family or family member.   International students who are not living with daily members are placed with Christian host families who are screened and approved by Grace Academy. Adults in the host family household have had a criminal background check for the student’s safety. Students are expected to participate in the family activities and attend church regularly. The monthly compensation to the host family covers food, lodging, and transportation to and from school.
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Extra-Curricular Activities

Students also have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities. Students may engage in drama and on athletic teams such as boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, track, and golf. Participation in extra-curricular sports is contingent upon VISA status, physical ability, and academic qualifications. The athletic director will determine athletic eligibility.

Parent Testimonial

“Our family has been profoundly blessed by the nurturing and faith-driven environment at Grace Academy! As an alumnus, I am deeply grateful to see my son now thriving in the same enriching setting, where dedicated teachers instill not only academic excellence but also a strong foundation of faith in Jesus. This school truly is a beacon of Christian education, guiding our children towards a path of lifelong learning and spiritual growth.”

Chris Coerber
Current Parent and Alumni

“Grace Academy provides a unique and valuable educational experience for students, emphasizing a personalized and rigorous curriculum, a strong sense of community and a focus on character development. The commitment and dedication of the tenured teachers and staff to their students creates a learning environment that fosters growth, achievement and academic success”

Melissa George
Current Parent

“Grace Academy has been a HUGE blessing for our family!! The quality of academic education coupled with a full complement of extracurricular activities has given us an incredible experience. While these 2 things have contributed to the success of our kids, what has been the most impactful is the relationship they have developed with Jesus and how the teachers genuinely love and care for each student. Grace Academy’s motto is ‘Educating for Life / Impacting for Eternity’ and as a family that has been here for 13 years – we have seen this, felt this, and most importantly, lived this. We could not imagine our kids anywhere else and thank God every day for allowing us to be a part of the Grace Academy family!!”

Duaine Birkhofer
Current Parent

“Our son’s life is forever changed. God has used the team at Grace Academy to shelter our son from the storms of life raging all around. Combining highest levels of academic excellence, Godly instruction, and a family atmosphere, we are forever grateful for Grace Academy. We highly recommend, and we are beyond blessed to know our second son will be starting Kindergarten in the fall!”

Rev. Shawn and Elizabeth Roberts
Current Parent

“I appreciate Grace's high academic standards while seeing my child as a whole and meeting him where he is academically and socially. The care and intent the staff gives to help every student reach their potential is impressive. I am truly grateful that we have found our way to the Grace family.”

Jamie Jefferson
Current Parent

"Grace Academy has blessed our family with the strength and courage to hold true to our family values. Grace Academy instills the importance of both faith and education while creating healthy relationships with peers and God."

JNicole Abroguena

"Grace Academy has been a great place for my kids to grow both academically and spiritually this year! It has been a special joy for me to see my kids’ appetite for God’s Word grow; I know this is in part from their engagement in classes and chapels at Grace. Thank you to the administrators and teachers at Grace Academy for being intentional in sharing God’s truth in all aspects of their education!"

Andrea Dauber