International Student Homestay Program
American International Student Homestay Experience
Why would you choose Harford Christian School for your International Student Homestay Program? Harford Christian School, founded in 1966, provides rigorous academic instruction to our international students. Our more than 50 year history provides us with the ability to offer distinctive academic selections and diverse opportunities in fine arts, and extra-curricular activities.
Our college preparatory honors courses prepare students for entrance into prestigious colleges across America. We are accredited by the American Association of Christian Schools, Middle States Association of Christian Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, as well the National Council for Private School Accreditation.
International Program Staff
We have a dedicated, caring staff headed by our international program academic advocate, Mr. John Slack. Mr. Slack has spent over 10 years of his life overseas as an international teacher. We provide ESL assistance, tutoring after school and evenings, college application assistance and TOEFL prep support.
Our Mission Statement
Harford Christian School, as a ministry of Reformation Bible Church, exists for the purpose of assisting parents in their responsibility of biblically training the child “in the way he should go.” High quality academics, fine arts, and athletic programs serve as a means to an end in preparing young people to serve Christ and His kingdom. HCS students are encouraged and expected to be disciplined and Christ-honoring in word and deed.
The purpose of the HCS International Student program is to provide students with the opportunity to receive a well-rounded, high quality education while being immersed in American culture. We provide a comfortable, modern homestay environment with dedicated host parents.
Registration Fee: $370.00
Textbook Fee: $220.00
Room and Board $12,500.00
Total Fees: $25,590.00
These fees include ESL assistance, tutoring, college application assistance, TOEFL prep, yearbook.
Fine Arts Programs:
The purpose of all arts instruction at Harford Christian is to nurture the talents God has given young people, and to help them glorify Him. We offer band, vocal choir, bell choir, piano, flute and brass lessons, dramatic production and art instruction. Opportunity is given to perform in concert events and fine arts competitions.
- Small class sizes allow for faculty to interact on an individual basis with students
- College prep honors courses in science, math, foreign language
- Award-winning environmental science program for more than a decade
- Our graduates have been accepted into more than 100 colleges including Johns Hopkins, Cornell and Princeton.
- Our international students have been awarded scholarships to attend top U.S. universities.
Athletics participation presents a wonderful opportunity for character development. A solid work ethic, poise in adversity, and personal confidence are all goals of HCS athletics. Extracurricular athletics at HCS are always a means to an end and never an end in itself and that makes us distinctive.
Our 50 years of athletic heritage is rich and memorable. Championship banners and trophies adorn our gymnasium and display areas. Competing in our own Christian school state conference (MACSAC) along with playing other private and public schools provides vigorous competition and growth experiences. Many of our athletes continue athletics participation into their college and university experiences. The most important goal of HCS athletics, however, is not winning, but rather doing all to the glory of God.
Location and Opportunities
Harford Christian School is located in a beautiful, rural setting that is within driving distance from major cities and tourist attractions. Within an hour, students have supervised access to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Philadelphia, and Washington DC A train or bus ride allows access to New York City and its many attractions. The homestay parents plan trips and activities to expose the international students to the many experiences offered in the eastern United States.