Thank you for your interest in Linfield Christian School! We are currently accepting applications from  international students who will be in Grades 6-10 in 2019-2020. At this time, we have approximately 80 international students. We have welcomed international students from China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Taiwan, Austria, Australia, Ukraine, Spain, Germany, and Vietnam.


The Vision of Linfield Christian School is to relentlessly pursue the standard of excellence in Christ-centered, college preparatory education.

Contact Information

Director of International Program – Gay Bennett
International Admissions – Nancy Caldwell
Homestay Program – Terry Schleiger 
International Academic Support Specialist – Sabrina Whisman

2019-2020 School Year – Important Dates

WAGlobal Network Summer English Institute Dates: July 12 – August 2, 2019
Fall 2019 New and Returning Student Arrival Date: August 4, 2019
New International Student High School Orientation: August 6-9, 2019 (Mandatory Event)
Classes Begin: August 20, 2019
Deadline to Apply for Spring 2020: November 15, 2019
Spring 2020 New and Returning Student Arrival Date: January 4, 2020
Classes Begin: January 6, 2020
Classes End: May 29, 2020
Graduation: May 30, 2020

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Learn more about Linfield’s International Program

Meet Chinese international student Quinn Wen and learn about the impact Linfield has had on his life.

Advanced Placement and Honors Weighted Courses

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP European History
  • AP Government
  • AP Physics
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. History
  • Honors Advanced Math

Advanced Coursework

Honors and Advanced Placement coursework is available to high school students who have completed the appropriate prerequisites and have the recommendation of the faculty. Enrollment in advanced courses is selective and is not available to all students.

English Language Development

The International Student Program at Linfield Christian High School provides students with quality instruction in English language acquisition, something that is imperative for success in our rigorous college preparatory program. The program is designed to help students improve their English proficiency in academic knowledge and skills in specific subject content areas. In conjunction with daily instruction in English reading, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary skills, the program emphasizes higher level academic language proficiency in critical thinking and analytical reading and writing skills. Small class sizes and individual tutoring foster progress in students’ individual language abilities. Courses include: English I Shelter & English II Shelter (CREDIT: UC approved courses; each counts as 1 year of English credit), Academic Seminar, and Language Lab.


Linfield Christian School is an independent college preparatory school that exists to develop and inspire students —

To know Jesus Christ as Lord
To love others as themselves
To grow in knowledge and skill

— in order that they may serve the Lord and the world through their character and leadership.

Membership & Accreditation

  • The school is governed by a Board of Trustees.
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in grades K-12
  • Member of Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), and the National Association for College Admission Counseling

Academic Program

Linfield offers students:

  • A rigorous academic college-preparatory program, meeting the University of California entrance requirements
  • English language development, emphasizing cognitive language proficiency in understanding literature, analytical writing, and critical thinking. (English Shelter 1 and 2, Academic Seminar and Language Lab)
  • Coursework in the areas of mathematics, social studies, sciences, foreign language and fine arts


International students from recent graduating classes were accepted to the colleges and universities listed below.

Amherst College, Arizona State University, Biola University, Boston College, Brandeis University, California Baptist University, Cal Poly Pomona, Colorado School of Mines, Cornell University, Emory University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Lehigh University, Loyola Marymount

New York University, Northeastern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania University, Pepperdine University, Pratt Institute, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, San Diego State University, St. John’s University, Stony Brook University, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, Temple University, Tulane University

UC Berkley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, University of Illinois, University of Southern California, University of Toronto, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University

Learn more about Linfield’s International Program

Meet the Ottman family (from Bavaria, Germany) and learn more about their experience as part of Linfield’s international community and why they decided to send their kids here!