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Welcoming Students Globally

International Student Program

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.

FPD international students are accepted to top U.S. colleges & universities and prepared to be leaders in their communities and careers.

100% of Students Accepted

College Preparation

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.

International Student Perspective

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Meet an FPD International Student Alumni

FPD students learn how to become leaders by discovering their talents and using those talents to help others. Through academic studies, leadership programs, and after-school activities, students learn to grow their talents and inspire others.

Grow and Learn Outside the Classroom

Housing Options for International Students

Both options included in investment.

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.

FPD International Staff

All-Inclusive Investment: $47,000

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)


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