International Students

Des Moines Christian School invites students from around the world to join our community and experience a quality, Christian education. We partner with organizations such as, but not limited to, US Education Without Borders to host students in Grades 8-12. International students enrich our student body as they bring diversity and vibrancy to our community of learners.


As a DMC high school student, international students will be well prepared for post-secondary success through our rigorous, college-preparatory academic program which approaches learning through a rich, biblical worldview. Students are encouraged to get involved with high school activities and extracurriculars; from athletics to fine arts to specialized clubs there are plenty to choose from. Explore our high school Academics and Activities pages to learn more!


International students are paired with a host family to live with during their time at DMCS. Host families offer a supportive, Christian home-away-from-home as students experience the life of a typical teenager in the United States and build relationships with new friends and mentors.  Many host families have children in Elementary, Middle School, or High School or may have children who are alumni of DMCS.


Des Moines Christian School is nestled in the metro area of Des Moines, Iowa and holds many opportunities for international students to experience opportunities for art, theater, sporting events, and museums.  Located in Central Iowa, students are able to easily visit surrounding areas such as Omaha, NE; Kansas City, MO; Chicago, IL; and Minneapolis, MN with a weekend trip for additional cultural experiences.

Take the Next Step

We are always available to answer questions and guide you through the process. Please complete this short inquiry form. Once we process your inquiry, the Admissions Office will grant you access to our secure admissions portal. 

Admissions Inquiry Form


Post Graduation Plans

Our students attend colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. Here is a sampling of the schools where our recent graduates have been accepted.