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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.

Admissions Checklist

  •  Online Application and $90 application fee

  • Transcripts translated into English from current school using our Records Request Form. (minimum 3 years and must be converted to Carnegie units)

  •  3 References translated into English from a principal or counselor and two academic teachers at least one of which must be an English or Math teacher. GAC uses digital reference forms which require an email address for each reference.

  • SSAT test scores & The Character Skills Snapshot assessment– Find a location on or GAC’s code is 3525

  • TOEFL test scores – Register online

Other documents needed to start school:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Passport

  • Immunization records

  • Guardian paperwork

Learn More about Homestay

Tuition and Fees

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. Confirmation of student acceptance received through deposit.

  4. An approved residential placement has been arranged and US address confirmed.

Get a Bird's Eye View of GAC

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