International Program

The international program at Calvary Baptist School accepts students from around the world. Although academically rigorous, our program provides a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere for our international students. The program brings many different cultures and backgrounds together to give valuable cultural exposure to all of our students.

what to expect

a Christian atmosphere

The Christian environment at Calvary Baptist School is promoted by parents, staff and students who are dedicated to serving Jesus Christ in all that they do. All students are held to high behavioral standards and are trained to reflect Biblical principles in all areas of life. Our handbook explains how our students ought to conduct themselves at and away from school.

If you have questions about what we believe and how to start a relationship with God, please contact any of our staff members who would be happy to share with you.

ACADEMICS

Our international program provides multiple levels of language, culture and religion training for each grade through English, history, science, math and Bible courses. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective, and our students learn Biblical concepts that are supplemented by chapel and Bible times.

Each grade level has a specific academic program designed to make students well-rounded and to advance them successfully each year.Classes are rigorous academically while helping to improve English language proficiency. Please contact the international director for a list of course offerings.

STUDENT LIFE

International students are encouraged to participate in school fundraisers, special events and extra-curricular activities throughout the school year. Also available during their respective sports seasons are soccer, basketball, volleyball and baseball.

Academic help and counseling is always available to students by our caring staff and guidance counselor. All students are expected to act in accordance with the international student handbook. If you have questions about this or would like to receive a copy of our international handbook, please contact our principal or international director.

the application process

Calvary Baptist School welcomes international students from all over the world. We issue I-20’s for diploma seeking (F-1) students. We believe our international students add a rich cultural dimension to our CBS school community. We offer a rigorous academic curriculum, state of the art facilities, performing arts, advance technology and a variety of athletic opportunities. Most of our international students live with current CBS families where they receive the academic, emotional and social support they need to succeed. With a small class size, our excellent and caring teachers provide an environment where ideas can be shared and students are motivated to learn. Our goal is to help each student discover their God-given skills and talents equipping them for success in life and college.

the form 1-20

Once all of the above forms are received, the student will be issued a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (F-1) Student Status.” The Form I-20 is needed to apply for the F-1 Visa at United States consulate and embassies abroad. It is also necessary to apply for change of non-immigrant status in the United States to F-1, or to secure permission for transferring to Calvary Baptist School from another school in the United States in continued F-1 status.

necessary forms

Our international program provides multiple levels of language, culture and religion training for each grade through English, history, science, math and Bible courses. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective, and our students learn Biblical concepts that are supplemented by chapel and Bible times.

Each grade level has a specific academic program designed to make students well-rounded and to advance them successfully each year.Classes are rigorous academically while helping to improve English language proficiency. Please contact the international director for a list of course offerings.

The following items are necessary for enrollment to Calvary Baptist School and before I-20 is issued:

  1. A completed and signed application
  2. A personal interview with the administrator including student and parents or guardian
  3. Transcripts from previous school (must be sent prior to final acceptance – partial transcripts may be used in certain circumstances) (School Only)
  4. Enrollment fee
  5. Copy of Passport (A copy of the certificate will be made and placed in the student’s file)
  6. An up-to-date immunization record (One in every series to start school)
  7. Physical
  8. Dental
  9. Bank Statement
  10. Custody documents (if applicable)
  11. Request for Transportation
  12. Statement of cooperation
  13. Student Discipline Record

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION PROCESS

To complete the application process, the following must be submitted with this application:

  1. Enrollment fee of $2500 (cash/check made payable to Calvary Baptist School (non-refundable)– credit/debit cards not accepted).
  2. Parental Registration Statement: Affirmation of Prior Discipline Record

* A copy of the child’s passport, visa and immunization record are to be submitted to the school office prior to the first day of school. By law your child cannot attend school until these items are on file.

* The following immunizations are required by the state of Pennsylvania for a child to attend school:

  • 4 properly spaced dosed of diphtheria and tetanus
  • 3 properly spaced doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 properly spaced doses of measles, mumps, rubella
  • 2 properly spaced doses of varicella (unless the student had the disease which should be noted on the immunization record
  • Students entering 7th grade must also have dose of meningococcal (MCV) and tetanus diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • Students entering 12th grade must have an additional dose of meningococcal (MCV)

*After admission the state of PA requires additional physicals to be done prior to entry of these grades:

  • Kindergarten
  • 6th grade
  • 11th grade

*After admission the state of PA requires additional dental exams to be done prior to entry of these grades:

  • Kindergarten
  • 3rd grade
  • 7th grade

*Forms can be obtained from the school office. Please direct any medical form related questions to the school staff nurse.

important contacts

For more information about admissions, please contact:

Mrs. Susan Bonczek at sbonczek@cbschools.org or 215.368.1100

Heather Scheid, School Nurse; hscheid@cbschools.org

Downloads & Forms

Title
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (International Summer Camp)
Re-Enroll Application (International)
International New Student Application

OUR MISSION

Calvary Baptist School inspires students to discover their purpose and to engage their hearts, heads, and hands in service to Christ both locally and globally.
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