International Admissions

Applications are now closed for 2020-21 school year.

Applications for the 2021-22 school year will open on September 1st 

PAM BIASOTTI, International Admissions Coordinator | 408.513.2507

VCS is nationally recognized as a premier school offering an outstanding elementary and college preparatory program in the humanities, sciences, and technology. VCS offers sixth through 11th grade placements for international students. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. International students applying for 6th and 7th grades are required to live with their parents. Students applying for the 8th-11th grades and not living with parents may reside with a legal guardian or sponsoring family. Students are not allowed to enter Valley Christian Schools for the 12th grade only.

Who are International Students?

Students who need an I-20 form to apply for an F-1 visa must apply as an international student.

3-Step Admissions Process

The program is selective, admission standards are high, and only fully qualified students are accepted. The International Admissions online follows the following steps:

Completion of the application and submission of all the required documents (See Required Application Materials for instructions)
Personal interview (Given to select qualified students only)
Admissions decision by VCS Admissions Committee


Required Application Materials

The application will not be processed until all the following materials are received by VCS.

1. Online application

2. Non-refundable application fee of $100

3. Student Questionnaire

Form provided; this must be HANDWRITTEN and turned in by email

4. Two essays both HANDWRITTEN by the student

Essay questions are available on the Student Questionnaire.

5. Official transcripts

  • Must include grades from the last two years of school and grades of the current school year
  • Must be translated to English and mailed to VCS in a sealed envelope

6. Two Educators Recommendations

  • Form provided
  • One completed by the current English teacher
  • One completed by any of the following teachers: history, science, or religion
  • Must be mailed by the teachers to Valley Christian Schools in a sealed envelope or emailed directly by the teachers from their school emails

7. Math Teacher Recommendation

  • Form provided
  • Must be completed by the current math teacher
  • Must be mailed by the teachers to Valley Christian Schools in a sealed envelope or emailed directly by the teachers from their school emails

8. Parent Statement or Clergy Recommendation

  • Must demonstrate that the parents are supportive of the student receiving a Christian education.
  • Note: Applicants do not need to be Christians to be admitted to Valley Christian Schools, but should be spiritually open to learn more about the Christian faith shown through the Bible and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

9. English Proficiency Test Result (one of the followings)

  • TOEFL iBT    75
  • TOEFL Jr.    865
  • iTEP SLATE  5.0
  • IELTS            6.0

10. Financial Disclosure Form

11. Immunization Records

Must be translated into English

12. Copy of Student Passport

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