Admissions

International Student Admission

We are so excited to have international students from all over the world attend Faith Lutheran.  We value the unique perspectives that the students bring and how it enriches our community here at our school and in Las Vegas.  It is our goal to provide our international students with a supportive and holistic learning environment that prepares them for whatever the future holds.  Faith Lutheran offers over 50 different Honors and Advanced Placement courses as well as opportunities in athletics, fine arts, and clubs and organizations.  With the support of our International Student Director, Mr. Alex Klenz, students are guided through the high school experience in a personal and caring way. Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Faith Family!  Our office is here to serve you and help you see if our school is the right fit for you.
Refer a friend or family member to the International Student Program, and receive a $500 discount on Program fees for the coming school year.  Max of 3 referral discounts per student. 

Faith Lutheran only accepts International Student applications for 6th-11th grade.  Since traditional ESL courses are not offered through our program, students must be proficient in English at the time of admission.  This is determined by reviewing student transcripts, recommendation forms, and English Proficiency test scores (see information below).  Faith Lutheran does not offer on-campus boarding services and does not accept Spring admissions for international students. For questions, please email Mr. Alex Klenz at alex.klenz@flhsemail.org or call 702-804-4400 x. 2128.  

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    Zhang 

"Every international student can find a sense of belonging here and have academic success in this place...it makes you become a critical thinker through daily lessons and curriculum and fully prepares you for entering college and life beyond."
Yuting Zhang '20, China 

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    Tran 

"If you’re an International student who’s looking for a safe and healthy environment where you can grow as a better person, Faith Lutheran is the best choice for you." 
Linh Tran '20, Vietnam

International Admissions Faculty

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    Alex Klenz 

Application Process

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  • 1. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

    Create an account with Crusader Connect by clicking here.  Complete the new student general application.  The $50 application fee is waived during the month of September and October.  After submitting your application, please log back into this account -- an Admissions Checklist will be available within 2 business days listing the remaining requirements of the application process.  Please check your Parent portal often.  Please note that this application is for the 2022/2023 school year only.  
  • 2. SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTS/TESTING

    Gather documents such as the birth certificate, immunization records, copy of most recent transcripts for the past three years, and test scores (all documents must be translated and notarized if applicable).  Send Faith provided recommendation forms to administrators and teachers from checklist.

    Admissions Testing will be required at the discretion of the Admissions Team. Typically a student with Ds or Fs on the transcript will be required to take an entrance exam. A Math Placement Exam is required and will be emailed to students out of the country.  The prospective family will be notified about required testing once a transcript is submitted.

    One of the following English Proficiency Testing must be submitted:

    1. TOEFL iBT- minimum score of 60 or higher 
    2. TOEFL Jr- minimum score of 700 for MS and 780 for HS
    3. TOEFL Essential Online- minimum score of 8-8.5
    4. Duolingo English Test- minimum of 55 for MS and 85 for HS
     
    High School students should be at the CEFR B2 level, approaching B1 or higher.  Middle School students should be approaching B2 in all categories, but especially in Reading.  Please contact Alex Klenz at alex.klenz@flhsemail.org in International Admissions if your student has a lower score.  
  • 3. INTERVIEW

    Once the application/supporting documents are submitted and testing is complete and graded, the admissions office will contact families to schedule an interview with the prospective student.

    An interview will not be extended unless all required documents and testing has been completed.

    Video interviews are scheduled for out of state/out of country applicants and can be done via Zoom, WeChat, Facetime, or Google Meets.
  • 4. ADMISSIONS DECISION

    An admissions decision will be posted on your Crusader Connect account Decision tab. Accepted applicants will electronically sign and submit the Enrollment Contract ($1000 registration and activity fee).

    Once the Contract and fees have been processed, an I-20 document will be issued to the student for the visa application.  

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    Yang 

"I still have contact with my American friends, teachers, and coaches. When I doubt my ability to achieve my goals, I know for a fact that one of my relationships from my time at Faith Lutheran will still be there to listen and encourage me." 
Le Yang '19, China 

Requirements, Tuition & Fees

Once an admissions decision has been made and the student has been enrolled the following will be required:
  1. Confirmation of housing arrangements
  2. Certificate of Bank Balance
  3. Applicable immigration documentation such as receipt of i-904 SEVIS fee
  4. Student attendance at mandatory International Student Orientation held in August
$50.00 Application Fee

$1,000 Registration and Activity Fee (due at enrollment, for detailed list of activity fee please see the Financial Policies link).

Tuition 2022-2023 School Year:
  1. Annual: $13,875
  2. Additional Fees (determined after acceptance, reassessed annually): 
    -International Student Program Fee: $1,500
    Required of all students with less than three consecutive years in the United States.
    -International Resource Fee: $1,500
    Required of all new students, returning students with limited English proficiency, or at the recommendation of Faculty.
    May be required for more than one year, dependent on English proficiency growth.
    -Visa Management Fee: $500
    Required for all new and returning students who have received an I-20 document for an F1 student visa.
Payments are due July-April according to the family’s chosen payment plan (annual, semester, or monthly).  Tuition and fees are subject to change each year.

Textbook and Uniform Fees: Families are responsible for purchasing textbooks each year. Book fees vary and are typically dependent on the student’s grade level and individual class selection.  Uniforms can be purchased through The Shield located on campus and The Faith Lutheran Thrift Store.