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International Admissions

International students, we know how hard it can be to feel at home in a new country. Our warm and welcoming community makes CVCS the ideal place to learn and grow. Students from all over the world come here for elite academics in a beautiful coastal community. 

All students who need a visa to attend school will automatically be enrolled as international students. In addition, students who are NOT United States citizens, who DO possess a green card, or who DO NOT possess native-like fluency in English will be asked to complete the international student application to determine status. The final determination will be made by the Admission Committee prior to offering admission. The status of the student upon enrollment will be the status for the entire duration of study. Based on English proficiency tests, a student may also be enrolled in SDAIE courses to assist with language development. Students are required to have intermediate English proficiency or higher to be admitted.

Filmed and edited by CVCS international student Changyu (James) Bao 

Thank you for your interest in CVCS. I hope you and your family will consider visiting our and our vibrant community to see the CVCS difference for yourself. Campus visits for prospective international students and their families are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. To schedule a campus tour, please email me at 

The opportunities for international students at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools is beyond what you have at other private schools. The continuous love and support at CVCS is similar to a family. As soon as I transferred into CVCS I felt right at home with all of the support from the students, staff, and faculty. Alex C, 9th Grade International Student From China

Heidi Zameni

Heidi Zameni

Director of International Students

Approximately 10% of our high school student body are from countries other than the US. Countries represented include:

Austria Ethiopia Italy South Korea
Brazil France Japan Spain
Cayman Islands Germany Nigeria Switzerland
China Hungary Senegal Vietnam

International students study in our junior high and high school. We are authorized to issue Form I-20 to students with an F-1 Visa.

International Tuition

Grade Annual Tuition
K–6th $28,650
7th–8th $30,150
9th–12th $33,550

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