International Program

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. 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.

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. We also encourage our students to participate in extra-curricular activities such as drama, choir, athletics, academic clubs which help give the full American school experience so valuable to college admission officials.

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Type of School

A private university preparatory school; grades 9-12.


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).

Housing for Students

Evergreen Lutheran can arrange home-stay for students in grades 9-12.

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. 

Academic/University Guidance

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

Activities and Athletics

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

Academic Excellence

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


An Evergreen Lutheran High School education is an excellent value for international students in comparison to other schools with similar academic programs.

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.