International Student Program

Our Program

  • includes a 2-Week Summer Camp prior to the student’s start of the school year for acclimating to Peoria Christian School’s academic rigors, building procedures, teachers, & homestay family

  • ESL I & II ACT/SAT Training

  • Up to 3 iTEP tests per year

  • Guided Study Hall

  • Weekly goal setting meetings with the International Student Director

  • Monthly student progress reports

  • Monthly cultural and social outings

  • Transportation to and from Chicago O'Hare Airport at the beginning and end of every school year


Located in Central Illinois, two and a half hours southwest of Chicago, Peoria Christian School is a non-denominational school that has existed for over 70 years. The school provides a Christ-centered academic excellence environment where students grow mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

We are a SEVIS-authorized school with an extensive background in preparing international students for the collegiate path of higher education.

Meaghan Slevin - International Student Director 309.686.4500 ext. 241

Our International Program provides quality, caring and vetted homestay with Christian families. Our families are eager to meet your students and welcome them into their homes.

Our school offers honor classes, AP classes, dual credit courses in partnership with Illinois Central College and a Distinguished Scholar Diploma in addition to our regular diploma. All our students experience the benefit of mini-term classes and community service engagement.

 The International Summer Camp is a highlight of our International Program. Students can join us for summer camp even if they are not enrolled for the school year. Students stay with host families and work on course credit, learning program set-up, team building, study skills and more. There are sight seeing activities, lunches together and games. There are also trips to purchase uniforms, school supplies, a college visit, and more.

Be Involved

Students may participate in band, drama, soccer, track, cross country, tennis, golf, baseball, softball, volleyball, and cheerleading.

Other club activities include Key Club, Photography Club, Scholastic Bowl, Yearbook, Student Council, Student Outreach and more!