International Student Program Overview

A Tradition of Excellence

International Student Handbook

English Proficiency Standards

Established in 1949, Village Christian School is a private, non-denominational, Christian educational institution consisting of an elementary, middle and high school, on a shared beautiful, secluded 30-acre campus. VCS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is the first California school admitted to the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability. In 2003, VCS was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, acknowledging our student test scores in the top tier of national scores. Our high school students are accepted into prestigious colleges and uiniversities including Cornell, Stanford, Pepperdine, UCLA and USC, to name a few. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates attend college after high school.

Accreditation and Memberships

  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Council on Educational Standards and Accountability
  • National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • California Scholarship Federation
  • California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section (CIF)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • College Board

Advanced Placement and Honors

  • 15 AP Courses
  • 4 Honors Courses

Athletics

  • 29 teams open to all students
  • CIF and league championships in several sports
  • Professional athletic training and weight-room
  • Former professional athletes on coaching staff

Fine Arts

  • Kendall Pavilion for performing arts
  • Choir, orchestra, band and drumline programs
  • Theater arts department and video production
  • Visual arts: 2D and 3D arts including: ceramics, graphic arts, drawing

The following are specifc links for international students.

International Student Club

Village Christian School is dedicated to expanding the horizons of students in the community as well as the students from abroad. Our International Club is dedicated to promoting a greater sense of connection with people from other cultures. Activities of this club are designed to celebrate and promote an understanding and respect for the diverse cultures, languages, and heritages of the many students in our school, local communities, and beyond.

The International Student Club will give a forum for foreign students to openly discuss matters and topics with other foreign student’s and local students, these discussions will give a broad perception of all topics. The club will study the mannerisms of many countries for a better understanding of the many differences in cultures. This club will help prepare all students for a global tomorrow.

For further information, please contact: Dandan Basilious, International Student Club (dandanb@villagechristian.org).