International Admissions | Mannahouse Christian Academy

International Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our International Students Program!

Mannahouse Christian Academy has gained the attention of a number of international student exchange agencies as a result of the school’s high standard of education and affordable tuition. MCA welcomes international students from around the world because we value the educational benefits of diverse global perspectives and cultural understanding in our private Christian school community.

MCA provides a welcoming and safe environment in which international students can receive an excellent private school education, develop meaningful friendships, and grow in their knowledge of Christ and His plan for their lives. We celebrate several cultural events throughout the school year! We love to see our international students participate in those events and bring a traditional perspective from their home country.

We are accredited by Cognia and offer a rigorous college preparatory program along with enrichment opportunities such as: National Honor Society, Nursing Assistant Program, Wellness ( health, personal fitness and physical education), Music (choir, worship leadership, Band/ Orchestra), Foreign Language, Technology, Drama, Visual art, 2 D Art and 3 D Art. MCA is a member of OSAA and participates in a full competitive sports program. We offer soccer and girls volleyball in the Fall, basketball and cheer in the Winter, track and field and golf in the Spring. Students also participate in chapel services, Bible Study groups, and Bible classes.

Housing:

All international students must be represented by an agent/guardian/local coordinator who works closely with MCA International Student Coordinator, host family, the home country family and the agent or supporting organization. In keeping with our purpose and philosophy to assist and work directly with the families of our students, all students coming to our school must reside with a host family (may be their own relatives or family friends) approved by the school who agrees to support and uphold the schools religious beliefs, principles, practices, and educational policies of the school in every way.

Application Process:

Once the application is received  and reviewed, we will contact the student for an interview. In some cases, a Zoom, Duo, Skype, Wechat, Kakao talk, Line interview may be acceptable. Students,  families or agents will then be notified of the admission decision and an I-20 & Acceptance Letter will be issued if the student is admitted.

Enrollment Process:

Agent, Local Coordinator or MCA will provide necessary information to help parents complete the Enrollment Process which includes selecting the payment plan:  Annual Payment Plan (pay in full in one payment) or the Semi Annual Payment Plan (two payments) and signing the tuition payment contract on behalf of parent(s).

Contact:

We appreciate your interest and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at sbelefski@mannahouseacademy.com.

Please follow these instructions to start a new international student application:

  • Click the blue Apply Now button.
  • For each student you are applying for, be sure to select the correct year, grade at Portland Campus and the correct name of the application (International Student).

Required Documents

  • Submit the following documents by uploading them in the application prior to submitting OR by sending directly to the school through email sbelefski@mannahouseacademy.com:
    • Original Transcript (for the last 3 years) translated in English
    • Three Recommendation Letters
    • Signed Student Records Release if student is transferring from any US based schools
    • Copy of Current Passport
    • Parent current bank statement as proof of student financial support
    • Evidence of English Proficiency (ELTIS, IELTS, ITEP, SLEP, TOEFL). If you don’t have those, we will place the students in ESL program.

Additional Enrollment requirements, such as Immunization Records translated into English, Student Medical Insurance, will need to be provided to us after the student’s F-1 Visa is issued.

LEARN MORE!

To learn more about Mannahouse Christian Academy or schedule a tour please email bfaria@mannahouseacademy.com.

MCA Campus Locations

Locations

VANCOUVER

Preschool
14313 Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98683

VANCOUVER

Kindergarten – 6th
811 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684
*Bus service to Portland campus for 7th – 12th grades

PORTLAND

Preschool, Elementary, Middle / High School
9200 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97220