Evergreen Lutheran High School

A Quality, Christ-Centered Education



Educating children for more than 40 years.

Quality Education

Our program for international students maintains high standards while offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for students who need this support. Our average class size is 20 with a 12:1 student to teacher ratio. These factors benefit students by allowing teachers more one-on-one teaching opportunities.

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Housing

International students can choose to find their own housing or can take advantage of our network of homes available through Evergreen Lutheran. We find that living with a family can have many advantages for international students as they benefit from the first hand language immersion and American culture experiences.

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Cross-Cultural Experience

International students at Evergreen Lutheran experience a broad interaction of cultures in daily life and through organized programming. Many students have the chance to live in the same home with a student from America or may be paired with a roommate from a different country or continent. 

Designed cultural experiences and a cross-cultural mentoring program enable international students to find success inside and outside of the classroom. International students also have opportunities to share their own cultural background by presenting to school groups and showing friends the unique and interesting aspects of life at home.


Student Life

Location

Located on 30 acres in Tacoma, Washington, Evergreen Lutheran High School offers a university preparatory education for grades 9-12 with a reputation for excellence in a friendly and safe environment.

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Tuition & Fees

Our Board of Directors strive to offer a competitive and afforadable tuition rate for our students. While providing a quality, Christ centered education.

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Admission Process

ELHS International Admissions is a simple 5 step process. 

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Academic Excellence


Evergreen Lutheran graduates attend top universities around the USA and the world. Evergreen Lutheran offers a variety of AP courses upon approval.

Academic/University Guidance

Special assistance is given for course planning and college planning and preparation

Type of School

A private university preparatory school; grades 9-12.

Accreditation

Evergreen Lutheran High School is recognized by the Washington State Department of Education and holds national accreditation through Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA). WELSSA works with the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

Student Support

An International Advisor supports all international students with day-to-day needs, communicates with parents, and assists with other concerns as they arise.

ESL Courses

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are offered and available for international students. 



Housing

Evergreen Lutheran can arrange home-stay for students in grades 9-12. International students can choose to find their own housing or can take advantage of our network of homes available through Evergreen Lutheran. We find that living with a family can have many advantages for international students as they benefit from the first hand language immersion and American culture experiences.

 

Activities and Athletics

Students are encouraged to participate in activities outside the classroom whether leadership, service, drama, music, and athletics.

Cross-Cultural Experience

International students at Evergreen Lutheran experience a broad interaction of cultures in daily life and through organized programming. Many students have the chance to live in the same home with a student from America or may be paired with a roommate from a different country or continent. 

Designed cultural experiences and a cross-cultural mentoring program enable international students to find success inside and outside of the classroom. International students also have opportunities to share their own cultural background by presenting to school groups and showing friends the unique and interesting aspects of life at home.

Evergreen Lutheran High School 

Located on 30 acres in Tacoma, Washington, offers a university preparatory education for grades 9-12 with a reputation for excellence in a friendly and safe environment. Our program for international students maintains high standards while offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for students who need this support. Our average class size is 20 with a 12:1 student to teacher ratio. These factors benefit students by allowing teachers more one-on-one teaching opportunities.

FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2018-2019

International student expenses without ELHS housing
Tuition Fee:               $17,000.00
Registration Fee:       +1,225.00
TOTAL FEES:           $18,225.00 [all students]
Admission Fee:             $100.00 [one time fee for new admissions]


International student expenses with housing
Tuition Fee:                $17,000.00
Registration Fee:           1,225.00
                                      +9,750.00   [home-stay]
TOTAL FEES:          $27,975.00 [all students]

Admission Fee:                 $100.00 [one time fee for new admissions]


Medical Insurance: $580.00 [rate approximate; paid directly to Worldwide Medical Insurance Plan unless proof of other insurance is met]

Evergreen uses a tuition management company TADS.com. Steps to enrollment can be found here.

Admission Fee: The non-refundable Admission Fee ($100) must be included with the admission application form. This fee holds the student’s place in the application process at ELHS.

Enrollment Fee: If the student is accepted for admission to ELHS, an Enrollment Fee  ($600), [which is the non-refundable portion of the Registration Fee ($1225)] must be paid to ELHS before ELHS will issue the student an I-20. 

Tuition and Registration Fees:

  • 20% deposit on tuition ($3400) must be paid to ELHS before ELHS will issue the student an I-20. Upon receipt of the $3400, ELHS will issue the I-20 and put the student on a list for housing, if desired.
    • The remainder of the Registration Fee ($625) and the Tuition Fee ($13,600) must be paid at the start of school.
    • All payments are to be made through the TADS system at http://mytads.com/a/evergreenlutheran .
    • $625 of the registration fee & $3400 of the tuition will be refunded if proof of Visa denial is given.
  • Payment in full: Tuition paid in full by August 15 receives a $150.00 discount.
  • Students who enter Evergreen Lutheran High School are required to attend school for the entire academic year. Students who withdraw, transfer, or are asked to withdraw before this time will not be granted any refund of tuition or fees and are obligated for all expenses incurred for the entire year


International Student Application Procedure and Timetable

Evergreen Lutheran High School (ELHS) requests your application by May 1. It is recommended that application be made early to guarantee a place in the enrollment.

  

Step 1 - Application
Submit all documents and fees online at http://mytads.com/a/evergreenlutheran:

  1. Application Form

§  Pages 1 – 4 to be completed by the student and family

§  “Student’s Life” to be completed by the student

§  “Counselor Recommendation” to be completed by the school principal or counselor

§  “Teacher Recommendation” to be completed by the student’s teacher, advisor or class master

  1. Financial statement to supply proof of financial support
  2. School Transcripts

§  The student will send official school transcripts with the application form from any schools attended during the last three years. These transcripts must be translated to English.

  1. Submit a current medical immunization/vaccination record.
  2. Remit the $100 US application fee.
  3. Request the release of your school records.

 

Step 2 - Enrollment
Within two weeks, ELHS will notify the student of acceptance or denial of the application. When the student is notified of acceptance to ELHS, the student must remit a non-refundable $600 partial payment of the $1225 registration fee and the 20% deposit of tuition ($3400) payment before proceeding to Step 3.  Refunds will only be issued if evidence of the visa denial is provided.

 

Step 3 - I-20 Issued
After ELHS receives the non-refundable $600 partial payment registration fee and 20% deposit of tuition, the following will be sent within two weeks to the mailing address listed in the online application:

§  The Acceptance Letter

§  The I-20 form from Evergreen Lutheran High School

§  The Next Steps for Enrollment form

 

Step 4 - F-1 visa
To obtain the F-1 visa, the documents needed at the embassy are:

§  The passport valid for at least six months after the proposed date of entry into the U.S.

§  The acceptance letter

§  A 2” x 2” photograph

§  Completed application FORM DS-156, together with Form DS-158 (see http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/forms/visa/index.htm or http://evisaforms.state.gov/)

§  The I-20 form from Evergreen Lutheran High School

§  The receipts for any payments made

§  Proof of payment of US$200 SEVIS I-901 fee

§  Proof of the family financial support

§  Proof of connections to home country after schooling is finished

 

      Please note: When the visa is granted or denied, please inform Evergreen Lutheran High School immediately. Also, inform Evergreen of flight and arrival arrangements once they are made.
 

Step 5- Tuition Agreement
The tuition agreement notification will be sent via email and must be completed on TADS with final payment arrangements scheduled prior to the student arriving.

      All new international students are required to arrive at Evergreen by August 18 for orientation.

 

      Students who enroll in Evergreen Lutheran High School are required to attend school for the entire academic year. Students who withdraw, transfer, or are asked to withdraw before this time will not be granted any refund of tuition or fees and are obligated for expenses for the entire year.
 

Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com
 

Questions?

Contact our International Program Director



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