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As a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, KCS may enroll K-12 students with F-1 nonimmigrant status.  

Overseas applicants follow the same process as domestic applicants.  Students must demonstrate proficiency in English.  All documents must be translated into English, and documents not submitted in English will be considered invalid and delay the admissions process.

International Application Steps

Schedule and complete an initial parent meeting via Skype/Facetime/Zoom or in person.  Our administrators will share more about our educational philosophy and mission as a Christian school.  This meeting will be conducted in English, and if needed, you are responsible for providing your own translator.

Submit an online application with application fee ($200 USD) and family photo.  Applicants for 6th-9th grade should also complete the student questionnaire form.

Submit the following supporting documents. 
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Course grades
    • Previous year’s report card and first semester grades of the current school year.
  • Student Health Record (Form 14)
  • Copy of SSAT test results
    • Required for 7th-9th grade applicants only.
  • Teacher Reference Report
    • One teacher reference report required for Kindergarten grade applicants.
    • Two teacher reference reports required for 6th-8th grade applicants, preferably completed by an English and Math teacher.

Once all steps have been completed, qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a personal interview.  This 20-30 minute interview will be conducted through Skype/Facetime or in person.  This meeting will be conducted in English, and if needed, you are responsible for providing your own translator.

I-20 Issuance

Once a student has been accepted, KCS will provide the I-20 form.  Parent(s) will need to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee and make an appointment for an interview with the American Embassy in their country.  The Embassy will issue the F-1 visa.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the tuition rates and fees for international students?

The international student tuition rate for the 2024-25 school year is $22,400 - $23,400 (USD).  Comprehensive fees, which vary by grade level, will also be assessed.  Tuition must be paid in full at the time of student enrollment.  Tuition and fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

What are the homestay options for students?

Students and families are responsible for securing their own housing arrangements on Oahu.  KCS does not offer a homestay program.

Is insurance required?

International students must be covered under traveler’s insurance prior to starting school at KCS.  Insurance should be purchased independently.