Admissions

Welcome to Life Christian School! Thank you for considering our program for your family. It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our admission process.

We invite our families, faculty and staff to come together and work toward a common set of goals set upon by God himself in a supportive community. Life has a strong sense of belonging and joy in its classrooms and among its families.

We understand that you might be beginning a journey that will consume most of your time in the next few months. We are here to help you through the process. For your convenience, please look through our website, especially the admission process to help you move through the process smoothly. If you would like to know more in depth about our school, do not hesitate to tour our school.

We are always here to answer any questions that you may have. Contact the Admissions Office by phone (503) 259-1329 or fill out the form below. We are always willing to help in any way so that you can make the best decision for your child’s education.

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APPLYING TO LCS

 

STEP 1: 

Please review our website. Once the website and our Mission & Values have been reviewed, please connect with our Office Manager, Lindsay Mathews through the form below She will respond to your inquiry and answer any questions you may have.

STEP 2 (TOUR):

You may contact the school at 503.259.1329 if you are interested in scheduling a school tour. Please continue to step 3.

STEP 3 (APPLICATION):

For new families, please click this link:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Application Fee and Tuition Information

For current registration and tuition information, select from the following tuition pages: 2016-2017 Student Tuition Pre-K – 12th Grade2017-2018 International Student Tuition

Teacher Reference

The Teacher Reference form (provided in the Student Application) should be filled out by the appropriate source (current or past teacher) and returned to the school by the Teacher. Grades excluded from this requirement would be Preschool and Kindergarten (unless necessary for placement.) Completed teacher reference forms should be sent to: Life Christian School, 5585 SW 209th Ave., Aloha, OR 97007, Attn: Registrar.

Student Interview Questions: 

New 7th – 12th graders, as well as returning 6th grade students, must complete the Student Interview Questions independently and present them to the Dean of Students or School Principal at the time of his/her evaluation interview.

All Other Necessary Forms to be Submitted 

If applying for preschool or kindergarten, the Preschool Information Handbook with Evaluation Form or Kindergarten Evaluation Form must be submitted to the school office with the student application.

Report Cards/Achievement Tests

Please provide the most recent report cards and achievement test results. Transcripts should be provided for any high school student. Once the school office has received this information, you will be contacted for an evaluation interview.

Evaluation Interview

Once all the paperwork has been submitted and evaluated, an interview will be conducted with the parents & student.

International Students

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Thank you for considering Life Christian School as an option! Our school is located in Aloha, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, and is within 2 hours of the majestic Cascade Mountains to the east and the spectacular Pacific Coast to the west.
Life Christian School has a vision to serve students from all over the world by providing a supportive setting where they can grow in academics, and experience the love of Christ through their participation in the activities of Life Christian. We are fully accredited and offer a rigorous college-prep curriculum. Our teachers are caring and provide a challenging education from Biblically based worldview, and our small class sizes enable students to receive individual attention. International students are welcome to participate in our sports programs and other extra-curricular activities.

Life Christian School requires all international students to possess a TOEFL score of 75 or higher to enroll. We may suggest students send us a video or participate in a Skype or FaceTime conversation if hovering around 75. Furthermore, all students must carry a full course load and perform at the comparable grade level of an American student fulfilling all academic requirements.
As an international student at Life Christian you may live with your family or relatives or you will be placed with a qualified host family who can provide additional support for you during your intercultural journey at Life Christian School.
For details regarding the application process or other questions about Life Christian School please contact Lindsay Mathews at lindsay.mathews@lcslions.org or call at 503-259-1329.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1) Complete the LCS Application and send with required documents (academic letter of recommendation, recent academic report cards, TOEFL score, essay written by the student stating why they wish to attend Life Christian and description of their personal faith) and $100 application fee to Life Christian School. Processing the application may take two to three weeks.
2) If you are accepted, we will send you a form I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility” and a letter of acceptance which you will take to the embassy.
3) Go online and pay the I-901 fee of $200 (https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/). This payment is made directly to the U.S. government. After you make the payment, print out a receipt to take to the embassy.
4) Make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy for a student visa interview. You will need to take the following documents:
• Passport
• I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility”
• I-901 payment receipt
• Letter of acceptance from Life Christian School

5) When you receive a visa, notify the Life Christian office as soon as possible either by phone (503)259-1329 or by e-mail at lindsay.mathews@lcslions.org.
6) Send a copy of your airline itinerary and other travel plans to Life Christian School

Tuition & Financial Aid

TUITION

Application Fee, Tuition, Science Lab Fee, and Technology Fee are due before the first day of class. Students cannot attend classes until payment is received. Once a student begins class, fees for that semester are not refundable.

TUITION PAYMENTS

Life Christian School has partnered with Gradelink for processing tuition payments. Balances and payment information can be managed by logging into your Gradelink account.  Check your account balances, outstanding invoices, update banking and contact information and payment options.

    • We offer two payment options: Paid in Full or a 10 – month payment plan.

 

    • A 2% discount is offered to those paying in full by July 1st. Cash or check only.

 

    • Paid in Full payments can be made at the school office.

 

    • Open Enrollment begins on February 1st for returning students and March 1st for new students.

 

    • The annual Re-Enrollment Fee for all grade levels is $200 per student with a maximum of $500 per family.

 

  • New and Returning Family Fees Enrolling from March – May are $225 per student, $525 maximum per family. After June 1st Enrollment Fees increase to $250 per student, $550 maximum per family. There is a $25 application fee for all new students. Enrollment fees are non-refundable.

DONATIONS

Life Christian School is a non-profit organization and any donations made are tax deductible as applicable by law.  We have several opportunities should you desire to donate to our programs.  Here are few areas where you can donate:

  • Scholarship Fund

 

  • After School Program

 

  • Athletics

 

  • Missions Trips

 

  •  Science Program

 

  • Technology

 

  • Teacher Supplies

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid is avaiable on a case by case basis. Please contact the school office for information on how to apply for aid.

REFERRAL DISCOUNT

If you love our school, refer your friends and family and receive 10% off one of your student’s tuition fees per referred student. Referral Discounts are not transferrable and the referred family must reference your name on their initial application.