International Students

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Rocky Bayou Christian School eagerly welcomes applications from international students in grades 7-12 who strive to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ in an academically challenging college preparatory program.

We strongly believe that opening our school to students from other cultures is essential to enhance cultural growth in our student body.  This partnership creates a mutually beneficial learning environment.

When international students come to our Academy, they should expect to thrive in an academically excellent community and immerse themselves in our flourishing student life.  With a broad spectrum of athletics, clubs, and fine arts programs, RBCS international students are sure to have a wonderful educational, social, and spiritual experience within reach.  Enrollment decisions are made based on a variety of criteria including prior academic and behavioral performance.

RBCS Annual Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2024/2025:

Enrollment Fee

Capital Improvement Fee


Administration Fee

Start-up Fee

Host Family Fee


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* Application fees are included in above fees.
* If student lives with family, the host family fee would not apply.

Activities/Emergency Fee covers:

  • Medical emergencies that insurance won’t cover
  • School activities such as retreats, dances, athletic fees, fine arts fees
  • 1 school logo hoodie
  • Fun monthly activities for the international students

For more information, please contact our International Student Coordinator at

A Step By Step Timeline​

Step 1: Submit an Online Application

STEP 2: Submit Required Academy Forms (7th – 12th Grade)

Step 3: Notification of Enrollment Status

If Accepted:

  • You will be notified by email or phone call from the RBCS International Student Coordinator.
  • The RBCS International Student Coordinator will mail the I-20.
  • The RBCS International Student Coordinator will contact with housing options (Host Families).
  • Students must arrange an interview with the U.S. Embassy in their respective country to obtain an F-1 Visa.
  • Full payment must be received before the student can be enrolled.  The RBCS Business Office can be reached at (850) 729-7227.

Gianluca Santia

“The best year in my life” that’s what my daughter told us after her Senior year at Rocky Bayou Christian School!
A year abroad, coming from a pretty different culture, might sometimes make your child face various type of problems but not here. Elisabetta had an awesome year at Rocky Bayou! A very important part of Rocky Bayou is the religious approach that help staff and students to feel like a big family and that is what it really is, a school where everybody counts. Elisabetta was hosted by a local family and that was the other great part of her American experience. She felt at home immediately and it was so easy to become part of the family thanks to the extraordinary people she met. They were able to help her the very first day when she had to face the “new world” and that built such a strong relationship that made the day of departure a very difficult moment.
I’d strongly recommend Rocky Bayou Christian School for an unforgettable experience in your child’s life.