Full Time International Student Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran School is a ministry focused on reaching out with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Our vision states “We exist to educate children, nurture their faith, and equip them to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” When international students attend St. Paul’s it is our privilege to share with them message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
St. Paul’s is authorized through the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to issue I-20 forms and accept full-time international students. This school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. St. Paul’s accepts full-time international students in grades kindergarten through eight. International students are subject to the same rules and expectations as those students who live in the U.S. and attend St. Paul’s.
We also offer short term social and academic programs during the school year for students who are visiting the United States under a visitor’s visa. We have programs during the fall, winter, and spring. Camp students are not fully enrolled, but do participate in all of the activities in the classroom. St. Paul’s accepts camp students for grades TK through 8. Maximum numbers for camp students are set each year by school administration.
Admissions Process for Full-Time (I-20) Students:
St. Paul’s accepts applications for International Students at any time. We recommend you apply well in advance of the student’s arrival date, because the process to obtain a visa can be lengthy.
STEP # 1: Click here to begin your online application where you will create an account.
STEP # 3: Three months to one week prior first day of school:
- Plan on 30 to 60 minutes for an Administrator to screen the student for English and Math abilities
- Copy of Visa
- Proof of medical & travel insurance
St. Paul’s requires all students to wear school uniforms, including our camp and full-time international students. For grades 5-8, PE uniforms are required. For after-school sports, the uniform is provided as part of the cost of participation. International students are provided two uniform shirts and a PE uniform if needed. Additional uniforms may be purchased separately and are available from various vendors per our “Dress Code and Uniform Policy” handout.
Full Time Student Program Costs:
For the academic year 2020-2021 tuition for international students (I-20) is $13,000. A registration fee of $500 is required in order for St. Paul’s to process the I-20 application and hold placement. Tuition covers the following items: a Bible, two PE uniforms (if required), a recorder and recorder book (if required), an assignment journal (if required), administrative, instruction, teaching, and marketing expenses. Students are also provided English language instruction during school hours if need be. Tuition may be made as an annual payment, by semester or by quarter. Once paid, tuition is not refundable.