The King’s Christian School welcomes international students from around the world. Over the last twelve years, we have enjoyed the privilege of hosting F-1 visa students from countries around the world—including China, Egypt, Nigeria, and South Korea. Our Global Impact program has been developed to provide students with the resources necessary to build a strong academic foundation.
The King’s Christian School was recently featured in iTEP’s e-newsletter, which is sent out to more than 600 partner schools in North America. iTEP-SLATE is the preferred English proficiency exam of The King’s Christian School:
"Just outside the historic city of Philadelphia lies the King’s Christian School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This K-12, non-denominational, college preparatory school equips students to become effective servant-leaders with 70+ courses at college prep, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) levels."
With smaller class sizes and a 9:1 student-to-teacher ratio, The King’s Christian School provides an ideal environment to enable students to excel in all academic disciplines. We offer over 70 courses at college prep, honors, and Advanced Placement levels. See the Senior High and Middle School Course Selection Guides for a complete listing of available classes.
TKCS students consistently score above the national average in all subject areas on the nationally indexed Stanford Achievement Test, as well as on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. Each year, 95-100% of graduates go on to attend college or university. All incoming international students take an English proficiency test when they arrive. Based on this evaluation, they may be enrolled in an ESL course. In ESL, students are re-evaluated each semester and many test out of the program.
For those who require extra help in specific subjects, we also offer peer tutoring as well as the Academic Assistance Program (AAP) after school. In AAP, students have the opportunity to work independently or in study groups, focusing on specific subjects; they also have an instructor who is available to answer questions and assist them.
All international students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. American colleges and universities are looking for well-rounded students, not simply those with high academic marks. They want to see that students have explored their areas of interest and have found ways to use their talents to serve the community around them.
At both the Middle School and High School levels, we offer the following athletic programs: soccer, basketball, baseball and softball, track and field, cross country, and tennis. TKCS is a member of the Penn Jersey Athletic Association as well as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
We also offer the following musical ensembles at Middle School and High School levels: choir, concert band, jazz band, and handbells. Art students can enter the Camden County Arts 4 Teens Festival; artwork selected by festival judges will then be displayed in area galleries.
Students can also get involved in Student Council, National Honor Society, King’s Ambassadors, Club Impact, Missions Teams, and a variety of other activities.
All international students that attend The King’s Christian School live with Christian host families. Students attend church events with their host family and attend weekly chapel services at school. All students are required to take Bible courses and participate in monthly Missions Days, where students go out into the community to volunteer in retirement homes, soup kitchens, and underprivileged schools.
All first-year international students are required to attend an Orientation course prior to their first semester at The King’s Christian School. The purpose of the Orientation course is to prepare students by instructing them in organizational and study skills, as well as familiarizing them with the campus and the culture of the American classroom. For Fall semester students, Orientation is a one-week course that includes a review of the Summer Reading assignment. For Spring semester students, Orientation is a three-week course that involves a longer review of materials covered in current English classes.
MRS. MARY BORZELL
Director of International Admissions and Programs
The King’s Christian School is centrally located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which is a suburb of Philadelphia. New York City is 1.5 hours away; Washington D.C. is 2.5 hours away. We are an hour from the beach, and the Pocono Mountains are also about an hour’s drive.
Updated: October 30, 2015