“We love our International Students” – Principal Gay

International Program Information

Why Heritage Christian School?

Heritage Christian School is devoted to teaching students to think critically and wisely, strive for academic excellence, while encouraging lives of faith, character, and service to the glory of God.

International Students at Heritage Christian School will be challenged academically in a loving and nurturing environment. The program is total English immersion, however, English fluency is not required. We work with each student on an individual basis to increase their english proficiency

How to Apply

To begin the I-20 process, please download and complete the application below, along with the listed documentation, and submit to David Del Padre, International Director 

Mr. Del Padre is happy to walk you through the application process. 

Documentation Needed

  • A copy of the student’s passport
  • Bank statement or property ownership sufficient to cover tuition and housing for 2 years – English Translation Required
  • Official School Transcripts: at least 2 years – English Translation Required
  • Current Immunizations
  • Student Medical Insurance
  • Interview via email
  • Payment of Application and Registration Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE


Summer & Winter Academy

Heritage Christian School also offers an International Short-Term Summer and Winter Academy. There are limited spots available so it’s best to apply early. These camps require a 90-day Vacation visa. If you are interested, please contact David Del Padre, Director of the International Program, using the email address below.

Ask the Principal

HCS Elementary & Preschool Campus

22081 Hidalgo Mission Viejo, CA 92691

(949) 598-9166

(949) 598-9166 ext. 115 (Preschool)
(949) 598-1892 (FAX)

HCS Jr. & High School Campus

23302 El Toro Road Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 446-8133

(949) 598-1892 (FAX)