North Cobb Christian School partners with families from around the world to host and educate students through our International Student Program. Since launching the program in 2006, our school has welcomed students from China, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, Germany, Panama and more. In fact, eleven percent of our most recent graduating class was comprised of international students! These students are given a top-notch education as they experience true American life alongside one of our amazing homestay families. In turn, they impart a beautiful, diverse element to our school family.

The NCCS International Program is open to students in grades 7 through 12. We request that students apply either through an agency or a family member in the state of Georgia. If using an agency, NCCS will accept the agency application forms or the NCCS online application.


Complete the online application.

Create an account through the NCCS admissions portal. 

Follow the instructions to submit the online application.

Submit documents.

  • Copy of transcripts from the previous three years.
  • An English proficiency test score.
    • iTEP Slate (preferred)
    • TOEFL and TOEFL Jr.
    • IELTS
  • Letters of recommendation.
    When the applicant fills in all references’ email addresses on the online application, references will be automatically emailed. Or, if preferred, the applicant can collect and submit letters personally.
    • One academic reference from an English teacher
    • One academic reference from a Math teacher
    • One personal reference from someone in the community
  • Copy of bank certificate.

Participate in a Skype interview.

Once North Cobb Christian School has reviewed the application and received all admissions documents, a Skype interview will be scheduled to get to know the student. The interview will take 20 to 30 minutes, and video capabilities are required to allow the student to have face-to-face communication with the interviewer.

Receive I-20 and interview for a student visa.

NCCS is a SEVIS-approved school, licensed by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20 forms, which allows international students to obtain an F1 student visa.

Arrive and attend orientation.

Arrive in the U.S. for International Student Orientation, which is held at the end of July or beginning of August.


Our international students experience an academically challenging and unique curriculum, resulting in an enriching educational experience. We offer classes especially designed for international students, mainstreaming students into our regular program in order to prepare them for their studies at the best universities. Our students have a 100 percent acceptance rate into post-secondary institutions. NCCS is a SEVIS-approved school, licensed by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20 forms, which allows international students to obtain an F1 student visa.

North Cobb Christian School also offers:

  • Support and instruction personalized for the English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) student.
  • On-campus SAT preparation courses.
  • An International Student Advisor and College Counselor who work closely with each student in the areas of academic advancement, college planning, and college applications.
  • A diverse international student population from countries all over the world. Approximately 10 percent of our most recent graduating classes have been comprised of international students.


North Cobb Christian School partners with international student agencies to find a great fit between homestay families and students. Our families are very kind and loving, sharing culture here in the U.S. while learning about a culture different from their own.

Many of our host families have children who already attend NCCS and are very invested in our school community. They invite international students to really become part of their family.


The first day an international student arrives at NCCS, he or she is part of a family. Our international students get involved in every aspect of our curricular and cocurricular activities. They participate in class discussions, take part in fine arts projects and performances, perform on our athletic fields, interact with local and international communities through our program, and so much more. 

We’re happy to help you navigate
the exciting international
student opportunity at NCCS.

Evan McDonald
Director of International Students


Beth Wright
Director of Admissions



We are always struck by the authenticity of the faculty, staff, families and students at NCCS. It’s more than a school. It’s a family.
— NCCS Parent

After coming to NCCS, I felt myself become a different kid. I was able to stay more focused in the classroom because everyone here wants the best for you.
— NCCS Student

Our children aren’t just taught — they’re loved. NCCS teachers pour themselves into the students, molding who they become.
— NCCS Parent

At NCCS, we focus on glorifying God on and off the field. Becoming an athlete at North Cobb Christian changed who I am as an athlete and as a believer.
— NCCS Student

The Arts at NCCS lets me tap into gifts I never knew I had. I’ve found joy, purpose, and lifelong friends who share my passions.
— NCCS Student

I found the best spiritual leaders at NCCS. The teachers and staff ensure that our spiritual education is just as important as our academic success.
— NCCS Alumni

I am forever grateful to NCCS for making me the person I am today. I want to give back to provide the same opportunities for future generations.
— NCCS Alumni

It’s hard to explain, but the minute we walked in the doors, it felt like home. Our whole family has thrived within this precious school’s tight-knit community.
— NCCS Parent