International Student Admissions


Wake Christian Academy (WCA) is proud to offer a program for international students. Our mission is to welcome students from outside the United States in the hopes that we can influence their lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ while giving them an experience in American education and culture. 

Program Description

The WCA International student program is designed to work with students on an I-20 Visa throughout their high school years. Student families work with our international agent, Dr. Jacob Huang from Jacob International, on completing I-20 applications, applying for the school enrollment, and financial contracts. While WCA does not have an ESL class, we do offer an ESL support teacher who can assist the international students during their mandatory study hall. Students live with a host family while in the US and are given access to return home during extended school breaks. International students are welcome to join any club, athletic team, or fine arts or academic program they qualify for while studying at WCA.

Program Requirements

  • Application for enrollment
    WCA requires that online application standards be met including a copy of a translated transcript, current report card, and TOEFL or Duolingo testing. A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL test OR 90 on the Duolingo test is necessary in order to excel in our academic program. WCA also requires an academic English assessment based on a school-supplied prompt and a face-to-face interview (held in person or virtually) with our high school principal before acceptance. International student applications are due no later than February 15th in order for the necessary Visas and paperwork to be secured for the student to begin on the first day of the academic year. We do not allow students to begin school after the first week of school has passed.  
  • Financial obligation
    The International student fee is $3,000 per year plus the cost of tuition and is collected at the time of enrollment each year.  
  • Student Policy Agreement
    International students must adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth in our handbooks, including but not limited to Parent/Student Handbook, Athletic Handbook and Band Handbook. If a Student at any time is determined to not be abiding by these policies, they will be dismissed from our International Program.

2022-2023 WCA International Student Tuition/Fees:

$200 Application Fee

$3,000 International Student Fee

$10,425 High School Tuition (Please see Tuition and Fees schedule for more information)


All international students must contact the Admissions office to be directed to our international agent. They will assist with grade level assessment, applications for school & I-20, host home management, and translation for international students and families.


WCA Admissions Office

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