international student program

GCS is an approved SEVIS school, authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

GCS defines an International Student as a 9th-12th grade student that desires to attend school in the United States, but will be living here without their own parents and who require an I-20 to obtain an F-1 Visa. (Students younger than 9th grade may be considered on a case-by-case basis.) 

International students are typically accepted only through a placement agency, as the placement agency is available to act as liaison for the school and the student’s parents to assist with any communication barriers during the enrollment process. 
Seldom are students enrolled directly with GCS.  

About the Program
  • The purpose of the Grandview Christian School (GCS) International Student Program (ISP) is to equip International students to successfully attend the College or University of their choice while also giving them the greatest opportunity to have a life long relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Our academic preparation program has several aspects to ensure the International Student has the highest opportunity to be successful in their pursuit of higher education. The aspects of our academic program are as follows:

    • They attend all appropriate grade level classes as required to graduate from GCS.

    • At the discretion of GCS Administration, the student will attend an Enhanced Preparatory English class. This class is designed to work with the individual student to improve their English writing skills. The teacher works at the grade level of English fundamentals to bring each student to their appropriate high school writing level. They work within all of the academic disciplines to ensure writing competency in all disciplines needed at the collegiate level.

    • At the sole discretion of GCS Administration, the student may be required to attend a summer school English class. The primary focus of this class is to develop strong inter-disciplinary writing skills. The teacher works with the students as a group and individually to build fundamental grammar competency and to use proper grammar in a variety of writing environments.

    • At the discretion of GCS Administration the student may be assigned to work one on one with a tutor. The tutor may work with the student in a specific discipline or in multiple disciplines based upon the specific needs of the student.

  • This program will equip international students for high levels of success at major U.S. colleges and universities. Having reviewed our program we have a number of private colleges that will accept our international students based on our diploma and a letter from GCS Administration, regardless of the outcome of SAT or ACT test scores.

Enrollment Checklist
  • Once you are ready to enroll, we can begin the process of issuing an I-20 so that you may obtain the appropriate Visa to attend our school. In order to do so, we will need the following:

  • After I-20 has been issued, please provide:​

  • By the first day of school, please provide:​

    • Payment of Annual Tuition/Fees​

    • Copy of Visa

    • Original I-20 form

  • Contact your placement organization or the school office for more information regarding tuition and fees​​

Becoming A Host Family
  • International Students are matched with a host family during their time at GCS. This is a rewarding and unique experience for both the host family and the student(s).

  • Host families do receive a living expense stipend for having an international student in their home

  • Interested in becoming a host family?

*Must be completed every school year you are hosting