St. Paul's Lutheran School

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 three 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 and winter. 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 2 through 8. Maximum numbers for camp students are set each year by school administration, with a limit of 30 camp students per week.

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. 

Follow the prompts to begin your International Application and make sure you choose International in the Grade Level field. During the application process you will be asked to submit copies of:
     Student’s Passport
     Student’s Immunization Records
     Proof of Financial Worthiness
     Recent Photo of the Applicant
     Student's recent report cards
     English equivalency test scores
 
Payment of the $500 application fee can be made online by credit card only.
 
STEP # 2: When the application is complete a decision will be made regarding admission to St. Paul's Lutheran School. The decision is made based on the student application and a possible Skype interview, when necessary. The acceptance decision will be emailed, along with instructions on completing the enrollment. The enrollment packet will include filling out your tuition plan for the following year.
Once submitted, we will mail the I-20 to a US address, or you are welcome to pick up the initial I-20 from the school office.

 

STEP # 3: Three months to one week prior first day of school:

When the student arrives in the United States, please call St. Paul’s to schedule a screening appointment, if not scheduled ahead of time.  Screenings must be completed prior to the student’s first day of school. 
The following items must be received before the student can attend St. Paul’s (in addition to the forms required in the application):
 
  • Plan on 30 to 60 minutes for an Administrator to screen the student for English and Math abilities
  • Copy of Visa
  • Emergency Form Filled Out
  • Proof of medical & travel insurance
We will provide 2 school uniform shirts and 2 school uniform pants or shorts from our pre-owned uniform inventory for the student.     
Middle School Students, grades 6-8 are expected to have their own iPad, 2nd generation or higher, without cellular access capabilities.
 
Information/ Resources: 

Uniforms:

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 two pants, shorts or skirts, and a PE uniform if needed, from our pre-owned inventory.  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 2017-18 tuition for international students (I-20) is $12,700.  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, administrative, instruction, teaching, and marketing expenses.  Students are also provided English language instruction during school hours if need be, and after school English tutoring is available at an additional cost of $5,000. Tuition may be made as an annual payment, by semester or by quarter. Once paid, tuition is not refundable.

 

Admissions Process for Camp Programs:

We offer a short term social and academic program during the school year for students who are visiting the United States under a visitor’s visa.  We have programs during the fall and winter.  Camp students are not fully enrolled, but do participate in all of the activities in the classroom. Students participate in classroom work but no report cards are generated.  St. Paul’s accepts camp students for grades 2 through 8.  Maximum numbers for camp students are set each year by school administration, with a limit of 30 camp students per week.

For the 2017-18 academic year there is a non-refundable registration fee of $50 per student and a weekly tuition charge of $240 per student.  Camp programs are arranged for students who can stay for 4 to 8 weeks. Lunch can be purchased daily at a fee of $8.00 per day/ per student.

 

For each student attending St. Paul’s as a camp student we will need the following information:

     - Completed St. Paul’s International Student Application

     - Completed International Student Tuition Contract

     - Completed International Student Emergency Form

These forms can be found below.

 

The following items are required before the student can attend class:

- Provide a copy of the student’s Passport
- Proof of medical insurance
- Copy of the most recent immunization record, (must include tDap vaccine {Whooping Cough} if entering 7th or 8th grade)
- Middle School Students, grades 6-8 are expected to have their own iPad, 2nd generation or higher, without cellular access capabilities.

 

For summer camp programs, we have both activity (day care) and academic programs.  For the summer day care camp, please visit our web site in the Summer International Camp Section.

 

 

Deadlines for Camp Programs:

March 30, 2017 for Summer 2017 Academic Camp
April 1, 2017 for Summer 2017 Day Camp
July 31, 2017 for Fall Camps (September – December 2017)
November 1, 2017 for Winter Camps (January – March 2018)

 

No exceptions will be made to these deadlines.

 

Thank you for your interest in our International Student programs.  We look forward to a partnership with you.