International Student Program

Mt Hood
 Horizon Christian School

Thank you for looking into Horizon Christian School as an option for your high school education and life experience. Our school is located in Hood River, in the middle of Oregon's beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Horizon is just a half hour from Mt. Hood which provides opportunities for skiing, snowboarding and hiking in the winter. Oregon's largest city, Portland, is one hour away, and the Pacific Ocean coast is a two-hour drive. 

Horizon Christian School welcomed our first international students in 2006. Since then we have had the privilege of serving students from the Philippines, China, Indonesia, Korea, Chile, Germany, Vietnam and Japan. Our vision is to welcome students from around the world and help them grow in English, extend Christ’s love to them, and welcome them into the Horizon family, as they participate in our high school academic program. As an international student at Horizon, you will be placed with a qualified host family who can provide additional support for you during your intercultural journey at Horizon Christian School.

We hope you will consider attending Horizon. We offer a supportive setting where students can grow academically and personally. Our teachers care and provide a challenging education from a Biblically based worldview, and we have small classes where students receive individual teacher attention. You will grow in English, academics, and personal friendships while at Horizon Christian School. You may also choose to participate in our sports program. Horizon graduates are accepted at recognized public and private universities and colleges throughout the United States. 

Horizon Christian School does not currently offer ESL classes for international students. We ask students to pass the SLEP test with a score of at least 50 (or TOEFL of 58) which is submitted with the applications. All international students are expected to carry a full course load and perform at the comparable grade level of an American student fulfilling all academic requirements.

If you are interested in continuing your educational journey at Horizon Christian School, please review the information in the links provided at the side and print the ISP packet to begin your application process. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Horizon Christian School. Please contact me at +1-541-387-3200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Carol Yates
Business Manager
Horizon Christian School