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Orangewood Christian School welcomes qualified students from around the world to join our Orangewood community.  We welcome students in grades 7-12 who are studying on an F-1 visa to join our campus.  

International students live with American families in a homestay setting, which allows for enhanced cultural integration, accelerated English learning, and personalized care.  These families apply to host students and are trained and supported throughout the year by OCS.

At Orangewood, international students attend classes with their American peers in an immersive English environment. Our unique program fosters a community where international and American students grow together both intellectually and spiritually.


Orangewood is located in the Orlando, Florida area with Guangzhou, China-like weather and home to the world-famous Disney World. Orangewood has strong academics, 1 to 1 technology and extensive Performing Arts, Academic Clubs and Athletic Programs available.  Orangewood has extensive experience with international students, including ELL and tutoring, and an ISP Student Life calendar with monthly activities and weekly dinner. Graduates attend excellent universities throughout the USA and world.

Services offered to International Students:

Academics
First-year students take a course focusing on language, culture, and study skills.  All students have access to academic assistance, tutoring, and weekly academic meetings. 

Social
Students are encouraged and aided in joining co-curricular activities.  We offer monthly activities for international students to experience Orlando and the surrounding area.

Host Family Boarding
All of our international students live with host families that are recruited, trained, and supported directly by the school.  We do not use an outside company for our host families. 

Wellness Care
Orangewood secures health insurance for international students to ensure students have needed immunizations, physical wellness exams, and emotional care throughout the school year.

International Student FAQ'S

August 8, 2019; January 6, 2020

Total students: 654
High School /Middle School students: 329

Orangewood International students have host families

All International students live with Christian host families.

  • Debate
  • Book
  • Chess
  • National Honor Society
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
  • Latin Honor Society
  • Baking
  • Bowling
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Global Ambassador's Club
  • Band
  • Advanced Band
  • Instrumental Choir
  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Musical Theatre
  • Playwriting
  • Directing
  • Drama

Yes, we offer 21 Varsity sports available if requirements are met.


For any questions, please contact:
Jody Boughton
International Program Director by email here
 
Additional contact information:
Phone - +1 407-339-0223
WhatsAp - Orangewood School
WeChat - Orangewoodschool 
Top Ranked Universities Attended Last 5 Years:
  • University of Chicago (#3)
  • Vanderbilt University (#14)
  • Emory University (#21)
  • Carnegie Mellon (#25)
  • New York University (#30)

              - Rankings from US News

College Prep Classes
  • AP Classes: 14
  • Dual Credit Classes: Several
  • ELL Support: Yes
  • ACT/SAT Support: Yes
  • Average ACT/SAT: 27.5/1157

               Top 10%:    31/1455