International Students

International Student Program

La Cañada Preparatory is excited to welcome students from different countries to study at our school. We are proud of our diverse student body and desire to share the unique LCP experience with students from different areas of the world.

We are approved to issue an I-20 for potential students to obtain an F-1 visa. We currently accept international students for entry into the third through eighth grade.  We do not offer homestay and therefore cannot offer admission to students who cannot provide proof that he/she will be living with immediate family or a parent-appointed guardian for the entire duration of his/her stay.

For more information on studying in the United States visit the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website.

List of 6 items.

  • Application Process

    The first step in obtaining a student Visa to attend La Canada Preparatory is to complete and submit the online application form.

    The online application also requires the following documents to be submitted eletronically:

    • Student Evaluation Form (Completed and submitted by a teacher.)
    • Notorized Guardianship Authorization Form (Available form the online application form.)
    • Notorized Affidavit of Support (Available from the online application form.)
    • Immunization Records (Translated into English)
    • Bank Statement (translated into English) must match the Affadavit of Support.
    • Copy of Current Passport
    • TOEFL Test Score Results (Test is taken and scores reported through the ETS website)
    Once the completed application is received, Administration will make an acceptance decision.
  • Enrollment Process

    Once the student has been accepted, an email will be sent inviting the parents to complete and submit the online enrollment form.

    Once all tuiton and fees have been paid, the program director will generate the I-20 and send it via FedEx to the student's home address.

    Please Note: I-20s must now be sent directly ot the student's parent/guardian.
  • Obtaining a Student Visa

    Upon receipt of the I-20, parents should pay the I-901 fee (submitted online via the USCIS) and visit the nearest US consulate to apply for the F-1 student visa.

    Once the F-1 visa has been issued, parents should email a copy of the visa along with travel dates to the program director.
  • Tuition and Fees

    All tuition & fees must be paid prior to receiving I-20.   
    Elementary School 
          Grade 3-5$18,100.00
    Middle School 
          Grades 6-8$20,000.00
    One-Time Application Fee (Non-Refundable)*$150.00
    One-Time I-20 Fee (Non-Refundable)**$1,000.00
    Annual Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)**$150.00
    Annual Materials Fee (Non-Refundable)**$825.00
    Additional Fees 
          School Uniforms (Two Sets) 
    Optional Fees 
          After-School Care (3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)~$2,500.00/year
          Hot-Lunch Program~$40.00/week
          Athletic Fees~$200.00/sport
          Overnight Field Trips~$400.00/trip
    Withdrawal, Refund and Enrollment Polices
    • Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing.
    • *All fees (except the $150.00 Application Fee) are refundable if the student does not use the I-20 for entry into the United States.
    • **Early withdrawal following enty into the United States will result in the forfeiture of the Application Fee, Registration Fee, Materials Fee, I-20 Fee, and two months tuition.
    • Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and follow all federal, state and local laws in addition to all school rules in order to retain enrollment status.
  • Application/Enrollment Checklist

    • Online Application Form submitted
    • Non-refundable Application Fee paid
    • Student Evaluation Form submitted
    • Notorized Guardianship Authorization Form submitted
    • Notorized Affidavit of Support submitted
    • Immunization Records submitted
    • Official transcripts sent
    • Bank statement supporting the Affidavit of Support submitted
    • Copy of current passport submitted
    • TOEFL test taken and results reported to LCP
    • Online Enrollment Form submitted
    • Tuition and fees paid in full
    • I-901 Fee paid
    • Application for F-1 student visa submitted to US consulate
    • F-1 student visa received
    • Copy of visa and proposed travel dates to US emailed to the program director.
  • Apply

I-20 Program Director

The Learning Castle & La Canada Preparatory

4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada, CA 91011