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International Student Program

Trinity Christian School is a diverse community committed to providing our International Students with a Christ-centered education that is robust academically and utilizes the classical method. We are a college-preparatory school that provides the tools of learning to equip students for their college years and beyond. Also, we make it our goal to cultivate opportunities for discipleship and partnership with families.

“Our commitment at TCS is to partner with you as parents to see your child enter college or a profession as one who loves God and others, loves learning, thinks and communicates effectively, engages culture, delights in beauty and walks humbly before others.” -Erin Lutz, TCS Makai Campus Principal

Students must be proficient in English. The preferred entry level to apply for international students is 7th-9th grade.

We require students to have medical insurance to protect students in case of illness or injury.


Homestay Information

Our international students will have the opportunity to stay with a host Trinity family where they will learn about American culture and experience Hawaii life. Host families are responsible for a bed and a place to study, three meals a day, and a nurturing environment. 


Athletics Program

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Tuition and Fees

International Student Tuition for the 2024-2025 SY 

Application Fee - $125

Tuition - $30,000

Homestay (Room and Board) - $2,000 per month (10 Months)

Total: $50,125

Payment Method - TCS uses Flywire, an international money transfer service.


How To Apply


Click HERE to apply. 

Step 1: Apply and pay a $125 application fee


Step 2: English Proficiency Test 

  • TOEFL Assessment or Duolingo English Test 


Step 3: Submit admissions document below

  • Official transcripts or report cards from previous school year and current school year transcript. The official transcripts must have a signature/stamp from the foreign school and must be translated into English. 
  • Evaluations, an I.E.P. bad/or psychological reports, if applicable. 
  • A handwritten, one-page essay signed and dated, Topic: “Why I want to attend Trinity Christian School”
  • 3 Teacher Reference Reports submitted online with student applications (Math, English, and Administrator)


Step 4: Schedule Online Interviews (Principal Family Interview and Meet and Greet)

Step 5: Admissions Decision

Step 6: Complete Online Enrollment & FACTS (After Acceptance) 

Step 7: Apply for F-1 Student Visa (After Acceptance)

  • TCS will issue the student's I-20 form to be sent to the parents and/or guardian.
  • Pay I-901 SEVIS Fee online. 
  • Schedule U.S. embassy or consulate appointment. Be sure to bring the I-20 form and proof of I-901 fee payment to U.S. embassy or consulate appointment to obtain F1 Visa.