International Students

Covenant High School provides a safe, welcoming place for international students to receive a stellar college preparatory education.

Covenant High School prepares international students for college.

  • In the past five years, 100% of our international students have been accepted to and attended college after high school graduation, including:
    • University of Oregon – OR
    • Pasadena City College – CA
    • The Fashion Institute of Technology – NY
    • Santa Monica College – CA
    • Bellevue College – WA
    • George Washington University – WA D.C.
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – IL
    • El Camino College – CA
    • Central Washington University – WA
    • University of Washington, Bothell – WA
    • Pacific Lutheran University – WA
    • Drexel University – PA
    • Quincy College – MA
    • Eastern Nazarene College, Mechanical Engineering – MA
  • In the past five years, 14% of our international students have finished in the top ten percent of Washington graduating seniors based on GPA and college entrance exam scores.
  • International students may also earn college credit while attending Covenant High School – click here to learn more.

International students take classes that refine and increase English-speaking abilities while participating in student life activities which build friendships with American students.

Covenant High School offers English courses and support for English Language Learners (ELL).

English for grades 9 and 10 is a safe place to solidify English grammar and pronunciation while rapidly expanding vocabulary and developing more advanced reading and writing skills.

  • Ongoing grammar and vocabulary review is the background for more intensive studies of literature and culture.  
 
  • The course is designed to facilitate student acquisition of speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills, as well as critical reasoning skills, so everything done in class is applicable to living life in English or taking English tests.  
 
  • By opening the door to English literature, students are invited to explore and learn to love the depth and breadth of western thought, as well as the depth and breadth of a primary language which conveys it.

English for grades 11 and 12 polishes the more advanced English grammar nuances while continuing to expand vocabulary, particularly by gaining familiarity with Greek and Latin roots and decoding practice.

  • Studies of more advanced literature is accompanied by more intensive writing tasks and graded discussions of literature, current world events, and thought.  
 
  • The course is designed to facilitate student acquisition of speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills, as well as critical reasoning skills, so everything done in class is applicable to living life in English or taking English tests.  

Covenant will help international students improve their TOEFL and SAT scores and increase their opportunity for admission into American colleges and universities.

Extra-curriculars that enhance an international students’ study in the United States.

  • Art 
  • Photography
  • Choir 
  • Music
  • Computers/Technology 
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics
  • After-School Clubs
  • Cross Country

The following agencies can assist you in applying to Covenant High School:

Covenant is located in Tacoma, Washington – 30 miles south of Seattle, near SeaTac International Airport

A senior international student at Covenant High School will be well-prepared to thrive in an English-speaking university setting and have a life-long appreciation for English and the literature of the West.​

Covenant students may also earn college credit while attending Covenant High School – click here to learn more

Tuition & Fees

$125 Application Fee
This covers the cost of application evaluation, document preparation, and return of acceptance documents. Application fee is payable at the time of online application submission and is non-refundable. (Application fees remain non-refundable if the application is accepted but the student is unable to obtain a U.S. Visa).
$900 Registration Fee
This fee is due upon acceptance. The I-20 will be issued after all documents and the registration fee are received. Half of the registration fee will be refunded if U.S. Visa is denied.
$14,590 Yearly Tuition (due by August 15) 
Tuition includes all regular course work, the use of books, and local field trips. Tuition for the entire school year must be paid in full before the student is allowed to enter classes. Yearly tuition is non-refundable.