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International Students

At Lexington Christian Academy, we embrace students from all countries and cultures because the body of Christ includes individuals “from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 7:9). 

The goal of the International Student Program is to enhance the educational experience of all students by broadening and developing an understanding of culture and diversity and provide opportunities for all students to thrive in a dynamic and rapidly changing world.

Lexington Christian Academy is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.  We are SEVIS approved school and licensed by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20 Forms, which allows international students to obtain an F1 student Visa.  We have accepted students from a variety of countries, including Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Ghana, Italy, Republic of Congo, and South Korea. 

To learn more about the application process, homestays, and host families, please email

Additional Information

An international student is defined as a non-United States citizen who requires a visa to attend school within the United States.  Admission of international students to grades K-8 will be handled on a case by case basis in consultation with the Head of School.

International students shall make up no more than 5% of the total population of the high school.  The goal for international students shall be cultural integration and English-language learning opportunities.

If the international student is not staying with a family member in the Lexington area, then the student’s family must work with a placement agency approved by LCA.

All international students shall live with a host family approved by LCA or a family member that lives in the Lexington area.  Both parents of a host family must be professing Christians willing to sign LCA’s statement of faith, be willing to act as spiritual mentors for the student, and provide opportunities for worship and spiritual growth for the student.  If the international student lives with a family member in the Lexington area, at least one adult member of the family must be a professing Christian willing to sign LCA’s statement of faith.  At least one member of the family with whom the student lives must be proficient in English, including reading, writing, and speaking. 

Tuition and fees for international students shall be set by the LCA Board each year.  International students shall not be eligible for tuition assistance. All tuition and fees shall be paid in full prior to enrollment in U.S. currency. 

An international student must be enrolled for their junior and senior year to be eligible to receive a diploma from LCA.  If the international student does not attend LCA for four years, the student shall provide acceptable transcripts documenting that all other graduation requirements have been met before a diploma will be awarded.

International students are permitted to use translators and word-for-word dictionaries for normal course work (unless expressly permitted by the instructor).  The cost of the translators and dictionaries will be covered by the student.  No device that allows Internet browsing/access shall be permitted to be used as translators at school.  Translators and word-for-word dictionaries may not be used for tests or quizzes.