International Student Admissions

Enrollment for the International Student Program for the 2015-2016 academic year is now open.

If you would like to make an initial inquiry and request additional information, scroll to the middle of this page and click the “Inquiry” button. If you are ready to apply, scroll to the middle of this page and click on links under “Apply Now”

Maranatha High School has a global vision
to bring Christ to the world
and does accept international students

Maranatha High School welcomes international students from around the world. Currently, Maranatha has students from China, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand. We issue a limited number of I-20’s to college preparatory diploma-seeking students. Green card students are also admitted under the supervision and support of our international student program.

Applicant Qualifications:

 Maranatha is looking for the following kind of students:

  •    Representative of a variety of countries
  •    Academically motivated and successful
  •    Ready Prepared for full immersion classes taught in English*
  •    Desirous of living with American host families
  •    Emotionally and socially mature
  •    Willing to get involved in curricular and co-curricular activities
  •    Respectful of world cultures and values
  •    Open to studying and participating in a Christian environment

*Maranatha High School does not offer an ESL Program, but provides an English Language Development Course as optional support to our immersion program.

One of the unique features of Maranatha’s International Student Program is our HomeStay program.  Instead of a dorm setting, we believe international students living with American families provides a much better environment conducive for learning and a more focused social and emotional support for thriving as a student at Maranatha High School.  Host families are chosen after background and reference checks, and personal interviews. Orientation and ongoing support is provided to host families as well. Maranatha works in partnership with My American School, an independent organization to place International Students in loving Christian homes.


Apply Now: If you meet the above qualifications and would like to apply, please visit these links

•    I-20 and Green Card Admissions Checklist
•    ISEE Test Information (only required for students currently studying in Grade 8 in the United States)
•    Apply Online

Tuition and Fees:

  • Application Fee: $200.00
  • International Student Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $29,000.*
  • Homestay Fee for the ten-month school year (August 2014 - May 2015) is $14,500.
  • Summer Institute may be required for students entering Grade 9 (at an additional cost.)

*2015-2016 International Student Tuition will be determined by the Board of Trustees in December, 2014.




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International Student Admissions

Melissa Wunderly

    (626) 817-4086
International Student Director    



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