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Welcome to Calvin Christian School in Escondido where students are educated — body, mind, and spirit — from a Biblical perspective. We serve families with children in Early Education (age 2-5) through High School.

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Please note that Calvin Christian School requires proof of immunizations per the California Department of Public Health. Click HERE for more information.

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Admission Requirements

  • Calvin Christian School serves Christian families. One parent should profess to be a Christian and attend church regularly.
  • Kindergartners must be the age of 5 before September 1st of the school year they are enrolling for.
  • Application Process
    • Fill out an Admission application and submit application fee.
    • Provide a reference from a teacher or administrator from the school your student currently attends.
    • Provide copy of previous and current year report card / transcripts.
    • Provide a copy of the current immunization record (or a signed Medical Exemption from an actively practicing California-licensed MD or DO).
    • Academic Assessment

* Early Childhood Education Admission – Please schedule a tour with our Early Childhood Education team before applying for admission. You can contact the Early Childhood Education office at 760-520-8431 or [email protected] 

After you’ve talked with the Director of Community Life and/or visited the campus, we welcome you to begin the admission process. Click below to begin an admission application. After clicking the link, you’ll be prompted to create a user ID and password.

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Admission Process

  • Visit Us – Come and see the campus! We recommend that all new families take a tour of the campus before applying for admission.
  • Application – Submit a completed application, one per student, which includes admissions application, church reference (download a PDF below), copy of immunization record, latest report card or copy of academic transcript, teacher recommendation (1st grade and up), and a $100 application fee.
  • Interview – After the admission application, church reference and application fee has been received, an interview will be scheduled. Each new family will be interviewed by a school administrator, a teacher and a school board member. We also recommend reviewing the school handbook, available on this page, ahead of the interview.


After you’ve talked with the Director of Community Life and/or visited the campus, we welcome you to begin the admission process. Click below to begin an admission application. After clicking the link, you’ll be prompted to create a user ID and password.

International Student Program


Do you live outside of the United States but desire to go to school in the U.S.? Whether your goal is to improve your English skills or to graduate from a U.S. high school and attend a U.S. university, the International Student Exchange Program at Calvin Christian School may be the right U.S. education opportunity for you.

Located just 30 miles north of beautiful San Diego, California, Calvin Christian School of Escondido has offered a high-quality, college-preparatory education for its students for over 50 years. Through our International Student Program, students from Christian homes located in countries around the globe receive this same excellent education with a Christian worldview, while experiencing family life in a Christian home here in the United States.

Admission Process

The admissions process includes an interview after the application documents are received. The interview for international families is usually done over the phone or via Skype. An interpreter will be provided if required.

Step 1:


  • Schedule Interview


  • After Calvin Christian School receives the Enrollment Deposit, the school will process I-20 and send additional forms to student.


Calvin Christian is committed to providing an excellent education at an affordable price. If you have a specific question about tuition for international students, please contact the Admissions Office.
International Student Tuition & Fee Policy


Calvin Christian School will provide a caring home for each of our International students. The applicant should fill out the Homestay form to the right.
Homestay Form

English Proficiency Requirement

Our expectation is that students will already have acquired adequate English language skills in reading, writing, and speaking. There are many English proficiency tests that help identify a student’s English language skills. Please review the list of English proficiency tests most commonly accepted by Calvin Christian. There are no specific English Language Development (ELD) classes offered, however, all international students new to Calvin Christian are required to have at least one hour a week of ELD tutoring and a one semester writing class.
English Proficiency Requirement

Visa Information

Since an F-1 visa must be obtained through the U.S. Embassy, families should plan on the process taking 1-2 months to be completed. Therefore, applications for the fall semester will receive priority consideration if received by May 1, but should be received no later than June 30.
An interview at the U.S. Embassy is required to apply for an F-1 student visa. Families should check with the nearest U.S. Embassy for scheduling this interview. The F-1 visa allows a student to attend Calvin Christian School for as many years as necessary to graduate from the high school. After a student is interviewed by Calvin Christian and accepted, an I-20 document will be sent by regular mail to the international family. This document cannot be sent by email, only by regular mail, and usually takes 3 – 7 days to arrive. Once a family has received the I-20 it must be taken to the U.S. Embassy to apply for an F-1 student visa. The visa will allow a student to enter the U.S. 30 days prior to the start of school.
IMPORTANT: All non-immigrant international students enrolled at Calvin Christian School must be on an F-1 student visa. Never enter the United States on a tourist visa if you intend to attend school. If you enter on a B-1/B-2 visa to look at schools, make sure it says “Prospective Student” on the visa page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information, we would love to speak with you. Listed below are ways to get in contact with us.

[email protected]
Phone: 1-760-520-8435
Fax: 1-760-489-7055

Director of Community Life
Admissions & Enrollment
Calvin Christian School
2000 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026 USA

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