International Students

Thank you for considering Life Christian School! Our school is located in Aloha, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, and is within 2 hours of the majestic Cascade Mountains to the east and the spectacular Pacific Ocean coast to the west.

Life Christian School has a vision to serve students from all over the world by providing a supportive setting where they can grow in academics, and experience the love of Christ through their participation in the activities of Life Christian. We are fully accredited and offer a rigorous college-prep curriculum. Our teachers are caring and provide a challenging education from a Biblically-based worldview, and our small class sizes enable students to receive individual attention. International students are welcome to participate in our sports programs and other extra-curricular activities.

Life Christian School requires all international students to possess a TOEFL score of 75 or higher to enroll. We may suggest students send us a video or participate in a Skype or FaceTime conversation if hovering around 75. Furthermore, all students must carry a full course load and perform at the comparable grade level of an American student fulfilling all academic requirements.

As an international student at Life Christian you may live with your family or relatives, or you will be placed with a qualified host family who can provide additional support for you during your intercultural journey.

For questions regarding the application process or about Life Christian School please contact Lindsay Mathews at or call at 503-259-1329.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the International Student Application Packet and send with required documents (academic letter of recommendation, recent academic report cards, TOEFL score, essay written by the student stating why they wish to attend Life Christian and description of their personal faith) and $100 application fee to Life Christian School. Processing the application may take two to three weeks.

  2. If you are accepted, we will send you a form I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility” and a letter of acceptance which you will take to the Embassy.

  3. Go online and pay the I-901 fee of $200 ( This payment is made directly to the U.S. government. After you make the payment, print out a receipt to take to the Embassy.

  4. Make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy for a Student Visa interview. You will need to take the following documents:

    • Passport

    • I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility”

    • I-901 payment receipt

    • Letter of acceptance from Life Christian School

  5. When you receive a visa, notify the Life Christian office as soon as possible either by phone 503-259-1329 or by e-mail at

  6. Send a copy of your airline itinerary and other travel plans to Life Christian School.

International Student Tuition and Fees for 2021 - 2022

Note: Credit card transactions are subject to a 2.5% processing fee.

Enrollment Fee:

$325 per student

Application Fee:

$125 per new student; paid separately


Accounts for returning students must be paid in full prior to re-enrolling