International Student Admissions


Thank you for your interest in King’s Schools! I am glad that you are considering King’s Schools as part of your academic journey in the United States.

Our international program seeks to walk alongside international students as they explore the American educational experience. We provide holistic support throughout their growth in academics, faith, activities/social life and homestays while they are a student here.

This, along with our small class sizes and engaging teachers, creates a community where you will be known as an individual and inspired to keep reaching for success as you learn. Our hope is that you will graduate from King’s Schools fully equipped to navigate American language and culture as well as your own.

We are delighted that our program is SEVIS–approved and authorized under American federal law to enroll students on the F-1 visa. We also accept students that hold dependent visas in other categories. This year, our 55 international students represent eight different countries on three different continents. We would love for you to be a part of this community.

Choosing the next school for your education is an important decision, and we are grateful that you are considering King’s Schools. Below you can find information on how to apply for grades 7 – 12. If you are interested in applying to our elementary school, that information can be found here. We will be accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year until February 2, 2018. I hope that you feel encouraged to apply, and I look forward to getting to know you!

Erica Largent
International Student Coordinator

 

Who counts as an international student at King’s Schools?

An applicant who will need an F-1 visa to study in the United States is considered an international student. We cannot enroll J visa students. Those who hold other visas should check with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their eligibility for enrolling in school in the United States. If you hold a green card or have permanent residency, you should apply as a domestic student.

Do I need to go through an agency to apply to King’s Schools?

We do not have a partnership with any agency and welcome applications from all students. When it comes to exploring your educational options in the US it may be helpful to have an agent; however, please note that we expect applications to be filled out by the student and his/her parents, not by an agency.

When should I apply for King’s Schools?

All application materials for applying to 7th-12th grades for the 2018-2019 school year must be completed and submitted by February 2, 2018.

What do I need to apply for King’s Junior High (Grades 7-8)?

All completed applications to 7th and 8th grades must have the following:

  • Online International Application submitted with $150 nonrefundable application fee.
    Any Domestic Student Application submitted in error will not be accepted. You will be required to resubmit an International Student Application and new application fee. Your original fee cannot be refunded or transferred. 
  • Academic transcripts from the past two school years.
  • Proof of an iTEP SLATE PLUS test score of 3.7 or better.
  • One teacher recommendation form.
  • One copy of your passport.
  • A copy of any American visa you have (F-1, B-1/B-2, etc.).

What do I need to apply for King’s High School (Grades 9-12)?

All completed applications for 9th-12th grades must have the following:

What if I have taken a different English proficiency exam or don’t have a qualifying score?

We will only accept the exams listed above as a proper test score component of your application. If your test score is below the requirement, please retake the exam to make the requirement before you apply.

How do I submit my application materials?

The application is completed and submitted online along with the $150 application fee. Your completed teacher recommendation form and academic transcripts can be sent by email to admissions@kingsschools.org or sent by mail to:

King’s Admissions
19303 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
USA

What happens after I submit my application?

All application files are reviewed after the February 2nd deadline. Some applicants will be selected and contacted to schedule an interview, which can take place at King’s Schools or over Skype. Applicants will complete a short writing assignment as part of their interview. All applicants will be notified by email with their acceptance decision, which is based on their application, their interview, and their fit within King’s Schools.

I’ve been accepted! What now?

Congratulations! Once you’ve been accepted, we will send your enrollment contract to the local guardian named on your application. Once your contract is signed and submitted with the non-refundable $225 registration fee, you are considered enrolled in King’s Schools! We suggest completing this within 14 days of acceptance to avoid having your spot given to the next applicant on the waiting list.

Once your enrollment is complete, we will notify your guardian when your Form I-20 is ready to be picked up or mailed to them. You will need this form when applying for your F-1 visa at your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate along with receipt of your I-901 SEVIS fee payment. (More information can be found on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website.)

What kind of English as a Learning Language (ELL) support does King’s Schools have?

King’s Schools does not offer any ELL courses or support. International students must begin at King’s Schools proficient in English for their grade level.

Does King’s Schools have dormitories?

No, King’s Schools does not have dormitories for students.

Does King’s Schools provide host families?

King’s Schools is thrilled to announce the launch of its new homestay program for international students in grades 7-12 in partnership with Intercultural Homestays and Services, Inc.  We are excited to partner with Intercultural Homestays and Services to find quality homestays that provide students with room and board and encourage them to improve their English and understanding of American culture. More information will be provided to students and families upon acceptance into King’s Schools.