We are a global community.

From every corner of the world...

Over the years, LCA has been home to students representing over a dozen different countries. With ample space in our 70-room boarding facility, students are able to fully experience learning in the greater Boston area. We are committed to providing a warm and caring ‘home’ environment which supports our excellent academic program. Students who board will find the structure and guidance needed to get the very best from the educational opportunities at LCA. Our program focuses on helping students to find balance as they grow - heart, mind, body and soul.

International Student Tracks

Boarding Program

International applicants entering grades 6 and 7 may live with a parent locally.
International applicants entering 8th grade and those enrolled in our AECIP program are required live in our Residence Hall.
International applicants entering grades 9 - 12 are required to live in our Residence Hall.
We do not accept students who plan to live in a Home Stay.

Our Residence Hall, located on LCA’s North Campus, is just ½ mile from our Main Campus. We enjoy seven beautiful acres and sit on top of a wooded hillside with sweeping views from every window. Transportation between the two campuses is provided.

International Students Enjoy: 

  • Single or double rooms with 1/2 bathroom en-suite
  • State-of-the-art accommodations with music practice rooms, library, and common areas
  • Optional weekly laundry service
  • Three meals daily Monday-Friday, and two meals daily on weekends and holidays
  • Residence life program, including field trips, activities, and social events
  • Security cameras throughout campus
  • Transportation between campuses

We are a proud member of TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools).


Regular Track

International students accepted to our regular day school program are enrolled in classes for credit. Students are expected to have a good command of academic as well as conversational English and take courses for credit. Typically students on this track have a TOEFL score of 85 or above, and score in the top 50% on the SSAT test. 

  • Application with student and parent statement
  • Application fee
  • Transcript including two years of grades
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • TOEFL and SSAT Testing
  • Interview


Intensive Academic English (IAE) Track

Lexington Christian Academy offers the Intensive Academic English Program (IAE), a year-long academic curriculum for international students entering grade 9 and 10 who want to succeed in a college prep program in order to move on to American colleges and universities. IAE at LCA combines advanced English language proficiency training, American history, and cultural literacy instruction along with science, math and electives.

Course Credit:  High School students receive course credit for English, history, math, science and electives. Some advanced students who complete the program may be invited to join the traditional academic program at LCA.  If needed, students will have the opportunity through summer work to earn enough credits to advance to the next grade.

This program is designed for the motivated student who wishes to learn academic English at an accelerated rate. Those who wish to continue at LCA must successfully complete the program requirements and be invited to return to our regular academic program. Please contact the LCA Office of Admission for more detailed information on the IAE Program.

Academic English & Cultural Immersion Program (AECIP)

AECIP is a one-year boarding program specifically designed for 8th grade international students. The goal of the program is for students to develop functional English fluency before moving on to Upper School. This ten-month long course of study is designed to prepare students for success in an English-speaking college preparatory school. The curriculum combines core American Studies, Academic English, STEM, and Arts, Music, and Physical Education.

After completing the AECIP program, students may be invited to enroll in LCA’s Upper School program. 

College Acceptances

International Student College Acceptances 2017 + 2018

Babson College

Bard College

Bentley University

Binghamton University

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bryant University

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western University

Colby College

Colgate University

Emerson College

Emmanuel College

Fairfield University

Fordham University

George Washington University

Indiana University

Johns Hopkins University

Maryland College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art

New York University

Northeastern University

Pennsylvania State University

Pratt Institute

Purdue University

Quinnipiac University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Roger Williams University

Savannah College of Art & Design

School of Visual Arts

Syracuse University

The New School—Parsons

Tulane University

UC Berkeley

UC Irvine

UC San Diego

UC Santa Cruz



University of Connecticut

University of Minnesota

University of Pittsburgh

University of Southern California

University of Virginia

Villanova University


International Applicant Procedure:

Complete an Online Application

It really is this easy. 

Our application takes just a few minutes to fill out online.

Be sure you have a credit card or banking information nearby - our $200 application fee is required on the last page of the process.

Every community is made up of individuals, and at LCA we are incredibly proud of our community.  The Admissions Team at LCA sets out to accomplish the goal of bringing together a group of individuals that make up our Student Body.  In speaking with any member of our Admissions Team you will hear us describe the Admissions Process here as a process of "fit."

We warmly invite you to describe what makes you and your student unique, special, and overall a great "fit" for LCA!

Request Teacher Recommendations

We require recommendations as part of the application process. 

We'll need one English teacher and one Math teacher to fill out forms as part of your application. Current 5th grade students may have the same teacher fill out both forms.

Teacher recommendations are requested and filled out online, in tandem with your online application.

Log in to your SchoolAdmin Account

Submit a Transcript

Forward a translated copy of academic records for:

  • The previous school year and most recently completed academic term
  • Please consider providing additional information to help us understand the content of your courses, and how the applicant ranks in his or her class. 


Submit Your Test Scores

...good news!

LCA is a SSAT testing site, and we'd love to host you!

School Code: 4612

  • Upper School International applicants are required to submit both SSAT and TOEFL results.
  • Middle School International applicants are required to submit TOEFL Jr. or Duolingo results.
  • LCA's SSAT school code is 4612
  • Students offered a space in our regular program typically have a TOEFL score of at least 80
    • Applicants scoring below 80 on the TOEFL may be eligible for LCA's Intensive Academic English Program.

Click here to register for the SSAT test

Name a Guardian

Each International student is required to have a guardian who is at least 25 years old, speaks both English and the student's first language, and lives in the US. 

  • Provide contact information (name, address, telephone) for the local guardian you have selected.
  • This information must be updated and accurate at all times.

Book an Interview

We'd love to talk!

Once you have submitted and requested all other required information, please call the Office of Admission to schedule an in-person interview.

Click here to
book your interview online.

Hit Submit!

International student applications are considered on a rolling basis beginning December 15th for the subsequent academic year. Applications for mid-year enrollment are considered throughout the fall. International students are encouraged to apply early as spaces are limited.


Study in the States offers free government resources that explain the rules and regulations governing the international student process in the United States.

Click the button to the left to learn more.