International Student Boarding Program

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Oaks Christian School welcomes international students to our high school. We issue I-20's for diploma-seeking students (F-1) as well as accept one year study-abroad students (J-1). Recent international students have attended Oaks from Australia, Korea, Italy, Mexico, China, Ghana, Germany, Russia, Portugal and Brazil.

International Boarding Philosophy

  • Oaks Christian Homestay is a unique feature of our boarding program. We believe that international students living with American families creates a much better educational environment and provides more social and emotional support than an impersonal boarding dorm.
  • Host families are carefully chosen by Oaks Christian School after a background and reference check and personal interviews.
  • Orientation and ongoing support is provided for both host families and international students.


Oaks Christian School was founded in 2000 and continues to build a reputation of being one of the most respected private Christian high schools in California. The school mission statement reflects a top-notch academic program with an outstanding and competitive athletic department and a visual/performing arts division rivaling the top schools in the United States.


Preparing Minds for Leadership and Hearts for Service.


  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Member of Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice

School Calendar

  • Early August: International Student Boarding Orientation
  • Mid-August through mid-December: First Semester
  • Mid-December to early January: two week Christmas Vacation
  • Mid-January through early June: Second Semester


  • State-of-the-art facility for performing and visual arts
  • Performing arts facilities include-500-seat theater, dance studios, orchestra and choir rooms, and a TV broadcast studio.
  • The visual arts facility features 2- and 3-dimensional art rooms, a ceramic kiln, a 20-station photography lab with dark room, and a graphic design studio.


  • The athletic facilities at Oaks Christian School are among the finest in the nation: a 1200-seat gymnasium, a world-class outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool, Astro-Play baseball and softball fields, a soccer field, and complete training and locker room facilities.
  • Oaks Christian has earned 61 California League Titles and 24 CIF titles.
  • International students are encouraged to participate in our athletic program.

Los Angeles

  • Oaks Christian is uniquely located in the beautiful and very safe suburban community of Westlake Village, about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles and provides accessibility to a wide range of metropolitan cultural experiences.
  • Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States, is one of America's most popular destination locations and places to live. The weather is mild, and the entertainment and cultural options are endless.
  • Most popular Los Angeles destinations include Hollywood, Disneyland, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Center, The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as a wide variety of professional sporting events.
  • Los Angeles is the home to many prestigious universities including UCLA, University of Southern California (USC), Pepperdine University, California Institute of Technology (CalTech) as well as several others.

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International Student Admissions and Boarding Contact

Caroline Kirchner, Director of International Student Programs



Application Tracker

  • Using this feature, you can track the status of receipt of your supporting application materials in real-time.  Items marked with a green check have been received and processed by the school; items with a white box remain outstanding.  To begin, click on the "Online Checklist" button and log in by using the student's first name, last name and birth date.

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Click on the image above to read the 2014-2015 Mission Report.