Dayspring Christian Academy is eager to share a Principle Approach education with students from around the world. Dayspring is permitted to grant I-20 forms to International Students who want to enter the United States with an F-1 visa. The I-20 forms are issued by Dayspring and initially delivered to students through their student exchange agency.
Dayspring prefers to accept international students for an entire school year, though we also consider allowing students to attend Dayspring for less than one full year.
If a student requests to attend Dayspring Christian Academy for additional years, approval must be granted by the Headmaster. This approval is based upon the student’s academic performance, social adaptation, command of the English language, and evidence of mature character development.
International students shall pay all fees, including the enrollment fee, and the full year’s tuition before the first day of school.
International students for whom Dayspring Christian Academy has registered I-20 forms will pay an additional fee for this service. This fee is due before the first day of school.
International students withdrawing during the first thirty (30) days of school will be subject to the standard withdrawal policy and shall not receive a refund.
Dayspring Christian Academy education is enhanced by a variety of field studies. In high school, the cost of these events is included in the annual tuition, with the exception of the 12th grade field study to Israel. The field studies, by grade, are as follows:
|Grade||Field Study Destination|
|9th||Plymouth and Boston, MA (5 days)|
|10th||Washington, D.C. (2 days)|
|11th||New York, NY (2 days)|
|12th||Israel (12 days)|
All international students are eligible to participate in interscholastic sports through Dayspring. Each student athlete must complete transfer forms, as determined by the Commonwealth Christian Athletic Conference (CCAC) and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) sports.
Dayspring is pleased to offer English Language Learning (ELL) classes on-site. Dayspring’s ELL guidelines are as follows:
International students must use an official translator when they need assistance with translation while in class at Dayspring Christian Academy. No student will be permitted to use a phone or iPod for translation during school hours. Phones are not allowed during tests for notes or translation.
Language requirements are as follows:
First-year international students will be placed in the appropriate grade as determined by their age, previous academic performance, social levels, command of the English language, and Dayspring’s entrance testing. Returning international students will be placed in the appropriate grade levels based upon previous year’s performance. A returning student seeking graduation will be placed in 12th grade provided they have successfully completed one (1) full year at Dayspring Christian Academy and are academically qualified to do so. The recommended number of new foreign exchange/international students is three (3) students per year per high school grade. Consideration for accepting additional students may take place based on high school enrollment and dynamics of current student body. Approval will made by the Headmaster.
Private tours for you and your child are available. Additionally, middle and high school students are able to experience a day of school at Dayspring through our visitation program. Call Karol Hasting at 717-285-2000 or use the button below to register.Register Now