Study in the States – International Students

Study in the States
Study in the States in beautiful Santa Monica, where the climate is never too hot nor too cold, where you can do your homework on the beach with waves lapping at your feet.

The Lighthouse Christian Academy (high school) is in many ways the optimal chance to study in the States: great academics, great English, great location.Where else can you find a city with Disneyland, Universal Studios and some of the most beautiful national parks nearby? Where else can you ski in the mountains in the morning and drive to surf that same afternoon at the beach?

If you want to study in the States, we are SEVP-certified and issue I-20 student visas. If your goal is to enroll in an American university, you’ll want to improve your English from high school level. We award high school diplomas (F-1) to our international students who graduate with us.

To study in the States, Lighthouse Christian Academy offers applicants:

  • Excellent English
  • Top college preparatory classes
  • Flexible academic schedule with diverse electives
  • Sports (competitive 8-man American football, soccer, volleyball and swimming)
  • Art electives
  • Drama opportunities
  • Music electives
  • Business Administration electives
  • Film electives
  • Internet marketing electives
  • Small, family school
  • Host family housing
  • Ideal location to sights of Los Angeles

Lighthouse Christian Academy has hosted students from China, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Korea, Spain, Thailand and Brazil. Founded 20 years ago, LCA is characterized by high academic standards, a welcoming student culture, and consistently positive parent and student feedback.  Lighthouse Christian Academy offers a traditional college preparatory curriculum and comprehensive co-curricular programs. In many ways, Santa Monica represents the best America has to offer: world-renowned restaurants and tourism, quality city services, convenience and fun. This Southern California city will allow you to visit Hollywood, Beverly Hills and all of Los Angeles within minutes.  Visit to learn more about the Santa Monica area. Applications for students entering grades 9 through 12 will be accepted through May 1 for the following school year.

Tuition and fees for foreign students are listed here. If you are interested in talking with us about attending LCA, please contact Josh Young, the international program director, at 310.829.2522 or send an email to

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