International Students Program

Thank you for your interest in our International Students Program….

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

Mission Hills Christian School International Students Program seeks to provide a welcoming, safe environment in which international students can receive an excellent education, develop meaningful friendships, and grow in their knowledge of Christ and His plan for their lives.

CORE BELIEFS

There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to atone for our sins, rose from the dead and will return again.

The Holy Spirit works to convict unbelievers of their sin, to transform the believer into Christ-likeness, to indwell the Christian as a testimony to the promise of redemption, to empower the Christian for life and service through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and to give spiritual gifts to believers for the building up of the Church.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the revelation of Himself and of His redemptive purposes for all human persons. The Bible is the only authoritative standard for Christian belief and practice. It is truthful and reliable in all that it teaches and affirms.

Salvation is a free gift of God’s grace and is received through faith in Jesus Christ because of his death on the cross for our sins in order to reconcile us to God.

The Body of Christ is comprised of all Christians. The local church is a disciple-making community of believers that is gifted and empowered to fulfill the Great Commission.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Mission Hills Christian School welcomes international students whose families desire for them to receive an excellent academic education from a Christian worldview. We are accredited by both Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and our students score in the top 10% on national standardized testing. Our graduates make strong transitions to both private and public high schools and have gone on to graduate from such universities as UCLA, USC, Stanford, Westmont, Auburn, and Rice. Our program is designed to develop the whole child — academically, spiritually, and relationally.

Mission Hills Christian School offers an academically challenging curriculum along with enrichment opportunities such as music, physical education, computer science, foreign language, drama, art, and a full competitive sports program. Students also participate in spelling bee, speech meet, math olympics, and creative writing festival. At the heart of our mission is the desire to see every student thriving in their relationship with Christ. Weekly chapel, Bible study, prayer, and a balanced integration of faith into all aspects of learning are at the heart of our mission to see our students thrive in their knowledge of Christ and His love for them.

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Mission Hills Christian School
29582 Aventura
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Office: 949-589-4504
FAX: 949-589-7566
Program Coordinator: Stephanie Longcob (slongcob@missionhillscs.org)
Admissions Director: Lisa Espinoza (lespinoza@missionhillscs.org)

ADMISSION PROCESS

All steps in the admission process must be completed before a student will be considered for enrollment.

Step 1 – Submit application and application fee
Click here to apply – International Student Application. Choose the International Student application from the dropdown menu

Step 2 – Submit supplemental items.

You may submit these items in three ways:

  1. Upload items within the online application
  2. FAX (949.589.7566)
  3. Email (lespinoza@missionhillscs.org)
  • Test results demonstrating level of English proficiency
  • Copy of previous year’s transcript translated into English
  • Copy of current passport and copy of birth certificate/family census
  • Copy of current immunization record translated into English
  • Proof of medical insurance with U.S. address
  • Payment information – Letter from bank showing available funds in U.S. dollars. Please include all wire transfer information, including address, telephone, account, and routing numbers from our financial institution.

Step 3 – SKYPE interview
A Skype or in-person interview will be scheduled upon receipt of application and all supplemental items.

Step 4 – Enrollment
After prayerful consideration by our admissions committee, the family will be contacted regarding the student’s acceptance status. If the student is accepted, the family will receive an email with instructions on how to complete enrollment. Once the enrollment packet is submitted along with payment of all fees and tuition, MHCS will issue the I-20.

TUITION & FEES

Application Fee: $200
International Student Program Fee: $2,000
2017-2018 tuition: $15,000

All tuition and fees are non-refundable.

Additional Costs:
Class supplies – Approx. $75/year
School uniforms – Approx. $400/year
Class field trips – Cost varies by grade and year.

Optional Costs:
Childcare – Our Care & Recreation (C&R) program is available as early as 7 am and as late as 6 pm. for    $7/hour or unlimited use $315/month.
Athletic sports fees – Up to $150 per sport
Extra-curricular activities fees (e.g. clay class, participation in school musical, other after-school classes).
Daily lunch – Approximately $5/day

HOMESTAY
Mission Hills Christian School will assist in locating a home for a student but cannot be solely and ultimately responsible for securing a home for any international student for a given school year.