International Students at Chapelgate
I love the students and the teachers here. My favorite part is that people are so nice here and make me feel like part of them. I love how we tell jokes, how we talk seriously about things and how we enjoy our friendship with each other.Recent graduate from China
One of the many beautiful things about Chapelgate Christian Academy is its diversity. We truly are a global community, having had hundreds of students from all over the world during the course of our existence. Some students start out with a quick week-long look at CCA, but then are enticed to stay for the duration of their middle and high school years and then, even more excitingly, enter an American university. Why do they come? English is useful in the international marketplace and our universities provide the best of the best.
A Heritage of Academic Excellence
Chapelgate accepted international students within just a few years of opening our doors. We have a long and successful experience with our foreign students. We are a rigorous college preparatory school with diverse and enriching programs in academics, arts, athletics and clubs. We now graduates from many countries, including Switzerland, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Japan and China.
Our most successful international students enjoy a home stay experience while at CCA. This can be the most powerful and beneficial aspect of their time here. Our American families incorporate these young people into every aspect of their family life, including, celebrating holidays and family events, church and experiencing every day life. At this point, there are decades-long relationships that have endured between CCA families and their international students.
Our international student became a member of the family. We were grateful for the chance to have this young man in our home and have enjoyed keeping in touch with him and his family.Host father of a Spanish student
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Forms & Handbooks
CCA International Studies Quick Look
Countries Represented by Graduates
CCA students each year are F-1
F-1 students return each year
F-1 Graduates attend U.S. colleges
We provide a rigorous and demanding college preparatory program for all our students. International students must demonstrate average or above average academic performance prior to attending CCA.
International students must be highly proficient in the English language, and we require applicants to submit official TOEFL or Pre-TOEFL test results as part of the admissions process. At the beginning of the school year CCA administers language and academic proficiency testing to determine which classes the student will take and whether or not the student will be required to participate in additional, intensive English tutoring at additional expense. Students whose English skills are not strong enough to enable them to be successful in our program may need to return home.
1. Submit Application Package
- Parents must complete and submit all required application forms and documents in English:
- All application forms fully completed
- Official * TOEFL test results (*Pre-TOEFL for younger students)
- Copy of student’s passport
- Proof of bank documents to verify ability to cover full cost of all tuition and living expenses for the school year
- Proof of health insurance coverage while their child is a student at CCA
- $500 registration fee (USD)
2. Interview with the Headmaster
Students and at least one parent will participate in an interview with the Headmaster via telephone or video conference.
- Students are expected to speak in English
- Parents may request the presence of an interpreter
3. Submit an essay for home stay placement (optional)
Students requesting placement with a CCA homestay family for the school year must submit an essay they have written in English describing:
- Interests inside and outside of school
- Personal character
- Personality traits
- Understanding of respect
- Expectations for interacting with their homestay family
4. Selection Process
CCA treats all applicants with consideration based on available space, completion of full application process, and priority:
- Returning students
- Siblings of returning students
- Children of CPC members
- Other local students
- New international students