INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
RSM Christian School International Students Program seeks to provide a welcoming, 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.
There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to atone for our sins, rose from the dead, and will return again.
The Holy Spirit works to convict unbelievers of their sin, to transform the believer into Christ-likeness, to indwell the Christian as a testimony to the promise of redemption, to empower the Christian for life and service through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and to give spiritual gifts to believers for the building up of the Church.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the revelation of Himself and of His redemptive purposes for all human persons. The Bible is the only authoritative standard for Christian belief and practice. It is truthful and reliable in all that it teaches and affirms.
Salvation is a free gift of God’s grace and is received through faith in Jesus Christ because of his death on the cross for our sins in order to reconcile us to God.
The Body of Christ is comprised of all Christians. The local church is a disciple-making community of believers that is gifted and empowered to fulfill the Great Commission.
RSM Christian School welcomes international students whose families desire for them to receive an excellent academic education from a Christian worldview. We are a private school accredited by both Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and our students score in the top 10% on national standardized testing. Our graduates make strong transitions to both private and public high schools and have gone on to graduate from such universities as UCLA, USC, Stanford, Westmont, Auburn, and Rice. Our program is designed to develop the whole child -- academically, spiritually, and relationally.
RSM Christian School offers an academically challenging curriculum along with enrichment opportunities such as music, physical education, computer science, foreign language, drama, art, and a full competitive sports program. Students also participate in a spelling bee, speech meet, math Olympics, and creative writing festival. At the heart of our mission is the desire to see every student thriving in their relationship with Christ. Weekly chapel, Bible study, prayer, and balanced integration of faith into all aspects of learning are at the heart of our mission to see our students thrive in their knowledge of Christ and His love for them.
We are located in South Orange County, California. We are a 20-minute drive to the beach and about a 1-hour drive to the mountains. Beautiful, sunny Southern California offers endless attractions and activities.
- Universal Studios
- Laguna Beach
- Newport Beach
- San Diego Zoo
- Irvine Spectrum Shopping Center
- Fashion Island Shopping Center
- Discovery Science Museum
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
RSM Christian School
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Admissions Director: Lisa Espinoza
All steps in the admission process must be completed before a student will be considered for enrollment.
Step 1 - Submit application and application fee
Click here to apply - International Student Application. Choose the International Student application from the dropdown menu
Step 2 - Submit supplemental items.
You may submit these items in three ways:
Upload items within the online application
Test results demonstrating a level of English proficiency
Copy of previous year’s transcript translated into English
Copy of current passport and copy of birth certificate/family census
Copy of current immunization record translated into English
Proof of medical insurance with U.S. address
Payment information - Letter from a bank showing available funds in U.S. dollars. Please include all wire transfer information, including address, telephone, account, and routing numbers from our financial institution.
Step 3 - SKYPE interview
A Skype or in-person interview will be scheduled upon receipt of the application and all supplemental items.
Step 4 - Enrollment
After prayerful consideration by our admissions committee, the family will be contacted regarding the student’s acceptance status. If the student is accepted, the family will receive an email with instructions on how to complete enrollment. Once the enrollment packet is submitted along with payment of all fees and tuition, RSMCS will issue the I-20.
TUITION & FEES
Application Fee: $200
International Student Program Fee: $2,000
2020-2021 Tuition: $16,000
All fees are non-refundable. Tuition will be refunded only if a student is not granted their Visa and the Admissions Office is notified before the first day of school.
- Class supplies - Approx. $75/year
- School uniforms - Approx. $400/year
- Class field trips - Cost varies by grade and year.
- Childcare - Our Care & Recreation (CREW) program is available for elementary students through 6th grade as early as 7 am and as late as 6 pm. billed at $12 per hour or a monthly unlimited contract for $475 per month.
- Athletic sports fees - Up to $150 per sport
- Extra-curricular activities fees (e.g. clay class, participation in a school musical, other after-school classes).
- Daily lunch - Approximately $5/day
RSM Christian School will assist in locating a home for a student but cannot be solely and ultimately responsible for securing a home for any international student for a given school year.
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