Application/Admissions Requirements

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.

Our Program
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.

We do require a certain level of English proficiency that is determined from your provided TOEFL test score.

Note: For detailed instructions on how to apply using our parent portal, go How to Apply for an I-20.

Application Requirements

Step One:

  • Application Form (to be completed online and submitted electronically)
    • Non-refundable Application Fee of $150.00 (to be submitted electronically)
    • Student Evaluation Form (Completed and submitted by a teacher)
    • Notorized Guardianship Authorization Form (Available from the online application form)
    • Notorized Affidavit of Support (Available from the online application form)
    • Immunization History/Record Form (Available from the online application form)
  • Immunization Records (translated into English)
  • Official Transcripts (translated into English)
  • Bank Statement (translated into English) must match Affidavit of Support
  • Copy of Current Passport
  • TOEFL Test Score Results (test taken and scores reported through the ETS website)

Once a completed application has been received, Administration will determine whether the student is accepted.

Step Two (Following acceptance):

  • Payment of Tuition and Fees
  • Enrollment Form for International Students (to be completed online and submited electronically).
  • Authorized guardian will receive I-20 and send to parents (if parents are outside US).
  • Pay the I-901 fee (submitted online via the USCIS).

Step Three (Following receipt of F-1 visa):

  • E-mail a copy of the F-1 visa and travel dates to LCP.

If you are planning to begin LCP on the first day of the new school year, then a completed online application for International students with supplemental documentation in good order must be submitted by Friday, May 4, 2018; however, we do encourage interested applicants to complete the application paperwork as soon as possible.  We do accept mid-year transfers, so applications are accepted year-round.

2017-18 International Tuition and Fees
All tuition & fees must be paid prior to receiving I-20.   

Elementary School  
      Grade 3-5 $17,250.00
Middle School  
      Grades 6-8 $19,000.00
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)** $750.00
Additional Fees  
      School Uniforms (Two Sets)  
            New ~$150.00
            Used ~$25.00
      Text Books ~$150.00
Optional Fees  
      After-School Care (3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) ~$2,4220.00/year
      Hot-Lunch Program ~$40.00/week
      Pizza Day Fridays ~$150.00/year
      Athletic Fees ~$200.00/sport
      Overnight Field Trips ~$400.00/trip
      East Coast Field Trips ~$3,000.00/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.