South Christian High School values the addition of international students who bring a diverse global and cultural perspective. At the same time, the international students receive a strong academic education from a Christ-centered school. We have welcomed students from China, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Japan, and Vietnam. International students from 9th through 11th grades can enroll in our school following the SCHS guidelines. Please look over the SCHS International Student policy.

International Student Coordinator
Interested international students should contact Connie Muller, SCHS International Student Coordinator through her email at or by SCHS office phone number at 616-455-3210.


International Agencies
International students considered for admission to South Christian High School must come through a US-based agency.  Please contact one of the agencies listed below.  The only exception of going through an agency is if the student plans to live with a family member located near our school.*

  • Partners In Learning
    Rod DeJager, Partner/Operations
    4800 Broadmoor Avenue
    Kentwood, MI 49512


  • PSE – Private & Public School F-1 Exchange
    Kellen Rhodes, Program Manager
    1029 SW Washington Street​
    Portland, Oregon 97205


  • Additional Agencies we partner with:
    Faces & Our Cultures, Ana Gabriela Padilla (Guatemala)
    Pannonia, Lois Cravin (Hungary)


* For international students staying with a family, please review our Non-agency International Student policy.


Application Process

Step 1: Application

  • Apply to SCHS through an approved agency
  • Health appraisal
  • Immunization records
    (must meet with the Michigan’s immunization requirements
  • ELTiS (222) or iTEP State Plus (4.0 or above)
  • Official school transcripts in English
  • Photocopy of Passport and Visa

Step 2: Acceptance

  • Application will be reviewed by the international student coordinator
  • Acceptance will be granted or denied

Step 3: Tuition payment

  • The cost for 2021-2022 school year is $13,725
    (50% due on August 1; 50% balance due on January 1)
  • Please contact Maelia Post at

Step 4: I-20 issued

Step 5: Host family match

Step 6: Visa and passport from student’s home country

Step 7: Arrival and Class Scheduling

  • New international students should arrive one week before the school year begins to set up their school schedule and attend an orientation.