International Students

The International Students Program

Welcome, International Students!
Established in 1973, Lutheran High School of Orange County (Orange Lutheran) is a top-tier private high school in Southern California that welcomes international students from all around the globe. International students who are prepared to join mainstream classes are welcome to apply for admission. This opportunity allows students to study and acquire an American education from a top private high school in southern California. Orange Lutheran issues I-20 visas to students who meet all admission requirements stated below and are eager to learn about the Christian faith. Orange Lutheran offers college preparatory academics, including many AP and Honors level courses and a well-rounded education with many opportunities in athletics, visual and performing arts. Orange Lutheran does not offer an ESL program, therefore, the international students are expected to know English well enough to handle all classes without any special assistance or modifications. 


English Requirement for Admission

In order to be considered for admission, the student must present proof of ONE of the following:
  1. TOEFL iBT – minimum score of 73
  2. TOEFL Jr. – minimum score of 800
  3. iTEP SLATE – minimum score of 4.3
  4. IELTS – minimum score of 6.0

Admissions Process

The applications for international students will be reviewed after all of the following steps are completed and the $50 application fee has been received.
Step 1. Complete online application (available on September 1) and submit $50 application fee
Step 2. Complete the supplemental application documents found HERE and email completed packet to
Step 3. After online application and supplemental documents have been received, the admissions team will reach out to you to schedule an interview and placement test (if needed). 

Homestay Requirement

We do not provide homestay, but we require all students to go through Homestay Services International for their homestay placement. If you have questions about this, please email HSI or call their main office at 818-850-8715.

International Campus Tours

Visit our campus and experience what it feels like to be a Lancer! International tours will begin at 9 am and will be followed by a brief Q & A with our International Director from 10:30-11 am. 

2018-2019 Tour Dates:
September 28, 2018
November 30, 2018
December 7, 2018
January 25, 2019

To schedule an international tour, please email and include your preferred tour date.

Talk to Us

Kyla Laulhere

International Student Counselor
714-998-5151 x686
OLu provided the background for relationships that matter, relationships that were rooted in Christ and Christ's calling.

Elizabeth Heim '99

Find Us

2222 N. Santiago Blvd.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 998-5151

Who We Are

Founded in 1973, Orange Lutheran High School is a comprehensive private Christian co-educational college preparatory high school, grades 9-12, that exists to help students internalize the gospel message of salvation in Christ Jesus. The culture and climate of Orange Lutheran are based on caring relationships that strengthen our community as a Lancer Family. High standards of excellence coupled with a warm, energetic atmosphere create a safe, nurturing environment where students can thrive, as they discover and develop their unique gifts, talents, and passions.