Admissions

Why Pacifica Christian High School?

Pacifica Christian High School is a liberal arts high school devoted to teaching young men and women to think critically and wisely, instilling heartfelt joy and interest in learning, while encouraging lives of faith, character, and service to the glory of God.
 
We are located in the heart of Santa Monica, less than 20 blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica offers more than its beach and year round warm, sunny weather. Its proximity to the greater Los Angeles areas, like Malibu, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills, makes Santa Monica the perfect base for international students to explore Southern California.
 
International students at Pacifica Christian High School will be challenged and cared for by their teachers, counselors, and coaches in an environment that teaches you to think and live well.

How to Apply

If students require a host family, they can apply directly through Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) or Cambridge Institute of International Education (CIIE).

If students do not require a host family, they may apply through MyPacifica, our online application system. Please be sure to select the International I-20 Application when beginning the process.

International Application Process

  • Apply online
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Official transcripts
  • English proficiency exam results
    • TOEFL or TOEFL Jr. 
    • SLEP
  • SKYPE interview

Interested in Hosting an International Student?

Want to learn about a different culture and broaden your horizons without leaving your home? Become a host today and welcome a new member to your family!
 
Pacifica has partnered with The Cambridge Institute of International Education to ensure the best possible international program. The Cambridge Institute’s international student program prepares students for life abroad prior to arriving at Pacifica and continues to provide international students with on-going support throughout the school year.
 
You are welcome to host a student for one or two semesters, but there is also the possibility of choosing to host again the following year. The students typically study in the United States with the intention of graduating from an American high school. Host families receive a monthly stipend to cover any costs that arise with having an extra person in their home. Host families also have access to ongoing support from a local Residential Coordinator.
 
Interested in becoming a host? Looking for more information? Visit www.gphomestay.com, or fill out a Host Inquiry Form at www.gphomestay.com/Application.html.
 
Contact GPHomestay directly (781) 996-0429 or at info@gphomestay.com.

Housing at Pacifica

International students must either live with a parent or adult guardian over the age of 26 who can communicate in English to the school regarding issues such as academic questions, attendance, and school policies. 

If students do not have an adult guardian or parent to live with, they can contact Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) or Cambridge Institute of International Education (CIIE) for host family living arrangements. Pacifica Christian High School has partnered with these organizations and several other international organizations to ensure the best possible international program. The international student program prepares students for life abroad prior to arriving at Pacifica and continues to provide international students with on-going support throughout the school year.

If students require a host family, they can apply directly through Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) or Cambridge Institute of International Education (CIIE).

Our International Partners

Pacifica Christian High School

A college-preparatory, Christian, liberal arts high school in the heart of Santa Monica.