Orangewood International Student Program

Orangewood Christian School welcomes qualified international students from around the world to join our homestay boarding program. 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.

Our program will:
  • Ensure students’ success both at the high school and university level.
  • Offer Academic Support~ We provide college preparatory classes as well as ELL academic enrichment program for students who desire a stronger foundation in the English language.
  • College Planning~ We will work with each student individually to guide him or her through the university application process
  • Provide wellness care
  • Create family Partnership
Orangewood looks for students who are:
  • Respectful of the Christian values of OCS
  • Emotionally and socially mature
  • Academically motivated and successful
  • Willing to participate in clubs and activities

We understand not all international students applying to OCS come from Christian backgrounds, and our policy is to treat all students’ beliefs with equal respect and dignity. However, please be aware that students accepted to OCS will be placed only with Christian families. Additionally, international students will be required to take courses in Christianity and other world religions to satisfy Orangewood’s general graduation requirements.

To apply, please provide the following:
  • Completed online application.
  • Official transcripts for the last two years of school in both English and the native language.
  • One of the following standardized test scores: TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., or iTEP
  • A scanned copy of the passport
  • Skype address for an interview.
  • For more information, please email

Important FAQ's

  • International students are defined as those who are studying on an F-1 visa.
  • OCS accepts international students in grades 8-12.
  • 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.
  • International tuition includes tuition, books, homestay, transportation, school lunches, health insurance, class and extra-curricular fees, and monthly social activities.

Orangewood Christian School is excited to partner with NDU (Nwc Dunamis USA). As our partner, NDU recruits students for the Orangewood Christian School’s International Student Program. NDU is a Christ-centered entity, and NDU has been working with international students since 2002 with a clear vision towards building leaders of character for God's Kingdom. More information about NDU is found on their website at


Our OCS international students performed a dragon dance after they talked to lower school students about their Chinese New Year!