About the JCS International Program
Joy Christian School is located in Glendale, a fast growing suburb of Phoenix, the capital of Arizona. Nearly 4.3 million people live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, with 225,000 of those people living in Glendale. The school's enrollment for 2016-2017 is approximately 700 for Grades PreK - 12. The thriving International Student Program included 41 students from various countries last year. It has included students from Brazil, Peru, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, China, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Finland and Sweden.
If you have questions about our International Program, please contact Grace.Anderson@joyonline.org.
- Print and complete the admissions application. Scan all of the required documents and email them to Grace.Anderson@joyonline.org.
You will receive an email stating that your application has been received. We will schedule a SKYPE interview for you with our International Program Director.
Once you have completed the SKYPE interview, you will be notified within 48 hours regarding your acceptance. Upon receipt of your acceptance letter, you must pay the $5,000 reservation deposit. Once we have received the reservation deposit, we will send out your I-20 via FedEx, as well as your welcome packet.
Upon receipt of your I-20, please go online to The Department of Homeland Security to complete your Form I-901 and pay your I-901 SEVIS fee and remember to print your receipt. This is required to schedule your appointment for your embassy interview. You will then schedule an appointment with the US Embassy in your home country to apply for your F-1 Visa. Once you have passed your visa interview, you will be required to pay the balance of the full year's tuition and you will be able to enter the U.S. to attend Joy Christian School.
Joy Christian School will then match you with a suitable host family who will welcome you to your new family and to America.
Remember, if you have any questions along the way, we are always here to assist you. Please contact Grace Keedy Anderson - International Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Blackstock - International Program Coordinator & Student Adviser, email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINES: June 1st - For Fall admissions; October 1st - For Spring admissions
Please submit all documents by the above dates. Failure to do so will delay processing. Mail completed application to:
Joy Christian School
Attn: Grace Anderson
21000 N 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
Students should arrive 1 week prior to the actual start of classes.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
- Application Fee of $500 (non-refundable)
- Proof of economic sufficiency
- Transcripts from previous school
- Completed International Student Enrollment Application (pages 2-3)
- Medical Information Form (page 4)
- Birth Certificate (with English translation) or copy of current passport
- Immunization Verification Form (page 5)
- International Student Rules (page 6)
- English Proficiency Test Results
Applicants who are selected for admission will be provided with the I-20 immigration document. Joy Christian School is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. When the student arrives, copies of the identification page of the student's passport, the student's copy of the I-20, and the I-94 arrival/departure card will be made for the student's file.