International Students

Steps to Apply for Admission

*Many of these requirements can be fulfilled by a qualifying exchange student agency


Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School is interested in International Students who plan on staying in the country for a full school term, namely September through June. At the Principal's discretion, an International Student may enter the school system for a minimum of three months per school year. Priority will be given to International students who register for a complete school term and then those who register for longer periods of time than the minimum three months. 

Number of Students per Class Policy 

Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School strives for a high standard of education guided by Christian Faith. To achieve this, International Students are not to exceed a maximum of 2 students per class. The class limit for International Students may be increased at the Principal's discretion if space permits and after careful review supported by the School Board. 

Parent/Guardianship Policy

It is the desire of the Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School Board that a parent, or close relative, lives in the United States with the student during his/her attendance at Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School. Students must have a legal guardian in the United States if they are not staying with their parents. Guardianship forms must be "Notarized" by a lawyer or public notary to make the forms legal. A copy of the guardianship forms must be kept in the student's file. Exceptions apply if a student is registered through an approved agency.

Registration Policy 

International students not already in the Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School system should register for the following school year by June 30th. At that time, the non-refundable registration and Form I/20 fees will be collected. The non-refundable registration and Form I/20 fees are collected each time a student registers for a school year (minimum of 3 months). 

Tuition Policy 

Tuition for our 2024-2025 international student program is $11,500 per year. The tuition must be paid in full and will not be prorated. There are no discounts given in tuition for siblings or for any other reason. The tuition will be determined and reviewed annually by the School Board.

Refund Policy 

The registration and Form I/20 fees are non-refundable. The application for Student Authorization must be completed within 3 weeks of the date the Letter of Acceptance is issued. No refund in tuition will be given to a student who voluntarily withdraws from the school before the end of the student's school term, or if their residency status changes within the school year. Should the student decide after the payment of fees that he/she will not be attending Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School, in addition to a forfeit of all tuition and fees paid, a letter stating that the student will not be attending Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School will be required and in turn, invalidate the student's visa.

Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School is accredited by the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Agency, Cognia, and registered with the Oregon Department of Education. 

*Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School admits students of any race, color, sex, or national/ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, and national/ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and other school programs.