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International Student Program

We are excited to open our doors to students from other countries and believe it enriches our community. International students help our students learn firsthand the importance of cross-cultural relationships and about the peoples and nations that God has made.

A student is considered an international student if an I-20 is required for residency.

View a Chinese language version of our Biblical Worldview Curriculum page here, 来自圣经的世界观与 CLA 课程

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About Christian Liberty Academy


Christian Liberty Academy is a Christ-centered school that unites with parents to educate and train students to think critically through a strong academic curriculum, built on the foundation of Biblical truth, in order to prepare students to influence the world “for the greater glory of God.”


By the grace of God, when students leave Christian Liberty Academy to pursue their calling, they will be biblically rooted by loving God and obeying His Word. They will be academically prepared to think critically and excel through wisdom and knowledge. They will be salt and light, influencing their place in the world “for the greater glory of God.”

General Information:

Christian Liberty Academy is located in the beautiful Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Our school serves approximately 450 students from preschool (3 years old) through High School. Our Academy is strongly rooted in teaching from a Biblical perspective and all classes are taught based on the truth of God’s Word. All students will attend a daily 20-minute chapel and will take a Bible-philosophy class. To learn more about our academics please view our Biblical Worldview Curriculum page.

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees for International (I-20 Visa) Students

High School Tuition: $15,700 (grades 9-12)
Middle School Tuition: $12,600 (grades 7-8)
Non-refundable registration fee/deposit: $245
Orientation fee: $255

Eligibility for Application:

Christian Liberty Academy will consider international students starting in grade 7. However, most spaces are available in grades 9 and 10. Students entering grades 11 and 12 must be able to complete our graduation requirements to be granted a diploma.

Application Requirements:

The following items are required for international admission:


• Must receive a score of at least 52 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).


• All students MUST have an admission interview (in-person OR online video call).


• Bilingual, official copy sent directly from former school to CLA (current and previous year)
• Must include grades, attendance records, and standardized test scores.

Christian Liberty Academy will be happy to provide a tour to any international student AFTER the family has completed the application process. Upon completion of the application process, our Admission Office will offer a tour date that works with your schedule, or you can view our virtual tour.

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