International Exchange

Laconia Christian Academy is a place to belong.

As a SEVIS-approved school, LCA offers a home-stay program for students attending American schools under the F-1 Student Visa program. Our small class sizes, welcoming community, high academic standards, and history of placing graduates in four-year colleges make us a great choice for many international students.

International Student Admission Policy

Any international student desiring admission to LCA should demonstrate the following characteristics:


  • Proficiency in English.
  • An obvious measure of academic success in prior schooling, reflecting ability and motivation to learn.
  • Clear, evident, and expressed respect for his /her parents and other authorities in his/her life.
  • Wholesome attitude and behavior in and out of prior school.
  • A sincere desire to attend and participate in the academic, social, extracurricular, and Spirit-life programs at Laconia Christian Academy.

Grade Placement

Except in extenuating circumstances, LCA admits international students to 9thand 10th grade. International students expressing a desire to continue their schooling at an American university should plan to enroll prior to 11th grade. If English is one of the official languages of the country from which they come, students may enroll at the start of 11th grade.

Language Diversity

LCA carefully monitors the admission of multiple students who have a common first language.


The $25,000 cost of attending LCA includes tuition, room and board, and an allowance for books ($400), uniforms ($400), and health insurance. International students should be prepared to pay for their own school supplies, personal care items, and various activity expenses throughout the year.



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