In January 2012, FPD issued our first student visa to Nicholas Shao from China, who made school history by becoming the first international student to graduate from First Presbyterian Day School with the Class of 2013. Since then, FPD continues to seek ways to broaden the international experience while teaching from a Christian world view. FPD has hosted international students from China, Korea, Vietnam, Spain, and Italy.
100% of Students Accepted
FPD’s academically rigorous education provides the skills students need to excel at our nation’s top colleges and universities. Likewise, FPD’s college counseling department works with each student and family as they navigate the college admissions process. 100% of FPD graduates are accepted to college; 95% of graduates are accepted to their top first or second choice.
FPD offers a comprehensive fine arts program include band, theatre, art, chorus, and dance.
FPD is ranked the number one private school athletic program in the area, offering 23 varsity sports teams.
Homestay Option with Host Families
FPD offers host family options for international students who prefer a home option. Host families undergo a rigorous application process to be approved, and FPD takes great care to connect international students with host families who share similar interests and preferences.
Jones Family International Residence
FPD offers the Jones Family International Residence for students who prefer a dormitory living arrangement. The residence houses multiple students under the leadership of a host family. Students participate in activities and meals together along with trips and outings in the local community.
Director of International Programs
Mrs. Kreutner has 18 years of experience in education and is an advocate for hands-on, multi-sensory lessons and a team approach to achieving student-centered academic success. Prior to her tenure at FPD, she served as a principal at Northshore Christian Academy in Washington. In addition to her role as principal, she also serves as Northshore’s Science, Technology, Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Coordinator.
Mrs. Kreutner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Lutheran University with a double-major in education and mathematics. She holds a Master of Education degree from California Lutheran University with an emphasis on technology. She also serves as FPD’s Director of Innovation, Instruction, and Curriculum.
Director of International Relations
Andy Edgren graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in management, with an emphasis on marketing and international business. He lived in the city of Taiyuan, China in 1984-85, and again from 1989 to 1992, where he taught English at Shanxi University. Mr. Edgren and his father have worked with international students for over 25 years, and his heart’s desire is to help international families navigate a great education for their children.
All-Inclusive Investment: $47,000 (23-24 academic year)
Includes full daily academic programming, personal tablet computer, participation in arts and athletics, housing and meals, school lunch, local/regional travel & entertainment, health insurance, ESL support (if needed)
Download FPD’s International Program Application