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Greater Atlanta Christian School is a faith-infused academic community ranked at the top of the state for academics, arts, and athletics. 

We welcome international students to inquire and apply for admission in 8th-12th grades. For students who require housing, we offer a homestay experience with an American host family. 

The mission of Greater Atlanta Christian School is to help each child grow as Jesus did, in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Therefore, we provide a distinctively Christian Worldview in an academically rich, well-rounded, and supportive environment.

 Please note: A student is considered an international student if an I-20 is required for residency. Students are expected to be proficient in English.

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Application Steps

  • Step 1: Register and create a profile for each of your students in Ravenna. Sign up for admissions events, including Open Houses. One application per student. If a student requires an I-20, you must complete the international student application.
  • Step 2: Complete the GAC application form in Ravenna which includes a non-refundable $90 application fee. 
  • Step 3: Request records from current school using the Transcript Request form available in Ravenna. GAC requires 3 years of records including grades, discipline and standardized testing. Please print, complete and give it to your child’s current school. Transcripts must be translated to English and converted to Carnegie units if students have received high school credit.
  • Step 4: Request teacher references electronically through RavennaGAC requires references from a principal or counselor and two academic teachers, at least one of which must be an English or Math teacher.
  • Step 5: Schedule testing. GAC requires SSAT, SAT, PSAT, or ISEE test scores AND an English Proficiency Test such as TOEFL or Duolingo (TOEFL preferred).

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Tuition and Fees

International Students

I-20 Issuance

Due to the importance of completing the entire student admission package, I-20s will not be issued until ALL of the application paperwork is complete. This includes the following:

  1. All required paperwork has been submitted. (i.e. passport, guardianship, immunization)
  2. A live interview has been completed.
  3. Enrollment paperwork complete and deposit has been received.
  4. An approved residential placement has been arranged and US address confirmed.

Why Atlanta?

  • Convenient access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, the world’s busiest and most efficient airport.

  • Moderate climate with four very distinct seasons

  • Gwinnett County, a suburb of Atlanta where GAC is located, is the most ethnically diverse county in the Southeastern United States. 

  • Expansive outdoor recreation offerings including The Atlanta Beltline, Stone Mountain Park, Piedmont Park, the Chattahoochee River, plus many trails and greenways for hiking and biking.

  • 21st century city with vast research and STEM opportunities. 

  • Home to innovative organizations like Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, CDC, The Coca-Cola Company, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mailchimp, Pinewood Studios (Avengers filming location), and more.


Derek Wilson
International Program Coordinator

Donna Pate
International Student Counselor and College Counselor