International Students

Welcome to Fourth Baptist Christian School!

International students interested in studying abroad here at Fourth Baptist Christian School should first read the information on this page and then contact Mr. Alan Hodak, Administrator of FBCS.
Email: or 763-417-8240.

Thank you for your interest in enrolling as an International student at FBCS. It is a privilege for us to work with parents who are committed to Christian education and who desire their children in a program that strives for academic excellence and spiritual growth in a Christian environment. (Parents seeking consideration for their children younger than 7th grade must receive special permission from our Administrator).

**The following government website may be very helpful to families considering sending their children to study abroad in the United States. Families can view the page in their own language from the drop-down menu at the top.

International students may go through the process of application and may download all forms off of our this international student page. Upon acceptance into our program, the school will provide an I-20 form which will allow the student to apply for a visa from their country. There is a limited number of international students allowed into our program each year and these students are required to take ESL classes during the school day. They are also required to become a part of the host family and attend the family’s church services and activities throughout the week. There is often a Skype interview with the student and administrator prior to acceptance. Please contact the school office for more information: 763-417-8240.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students – Fourth Baptist Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

FBCS parents who desire to become a host family are encouraged to contact our Administrator, Mr. Hodak. International students will need to abide by our standards of conduct and dress as described in our Student Handbook. Please refer to the handbook for details.  A copy of our current FBCS Student Handbook is available here:  Student Handbook

The first step is to read this application packet and determine if your child qualifies for enrollment:

1. Does your family regularly attend a Protestant Bible-believing church?

2. Do you agree with our FBCS Statement of Faith?

3. Do you agree with the Mission Statement and Purpose  and are you willing to support it’s policies and guidelines?

4. Does your child have a good academic and disciplinary record?

The following information must be submitted for registration.  All documents must be completed in English.

1. Registration & Application Packet (includes student’s testimony and references)  Our Application Fee is $100 for international students. International student agreement

    Downloadable pdf  Grades 7-12 Application Packet

2. Financial Responsibilities – International Applicants seeking I-20 status directly from our school please refer to the financial chart below. Please contact the school office (763) 417-8240 with any questions.

2022-23 International Student Financial Schedule:

NEW International Student – financial_schedule_international_2022-23 fbcs (PDF download)

Tuition – Grades 9-12
Tuition – Grades 7-8
Tuition – Grades 4-6


  • $100 Application fee for NEW students (not-refundable, not transferable)
  • $350 Registration Fee (Per student reserves enrollment position. Not refundable, not transferable). Returning students pay their $50 commitment fee per student by Feb.18th  and the remaining balance per student due by the first day of school.
  • $250 Building and Grounds Maintenance Fee (per family)
  • $525/year for daily Hot Lunch

3. Authority to Release Records  Actual course names must be listed. (i.e. Algebra 1, not just “Math.”)

4. Partnership Agreement – your signature indicates your agreement with the standards and policies in our handbook.

6. Copy of Passport (showing F-1 stamp if student is transferring)

7. MN State Health Immunization form  & MSHSL Physical Exam (required to participate in sports)

8. Health Insurance card – an athlete must provide proof of insurance before being allowed to participate in FBCS athletic programs.

9. Home Language Survey – please let us know your primary spoken language. 

Once this information is received, you will be notified if you are a qualified candidate for our I-20 program and an interview will be scheduled. We will interview via Skype or phone.

After the interview, you will be notified of acceptance or denial. After acceptance, tuition and fees must be paid in full. An I-20 will not be issued if fees are not paid in full. See more information about Applying_to_be_non_immigrant_student.

Student acceptance is contingent upon finding Christian host families in our area. Families interested in hosting international students should contact Mr. Hodak via phone or e-mail.

If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Alan Hodak, FBCS Administrator at

You may wish to go to the following websites for helpful information concerning your child’s education in the United States:

SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program)

U.S. State Department – general VISA information

For the nearest U.S. Embassy in your home country

Education USA website