Thank you for your interest in NPAA. We are a Christian college preparatory high school located in Ventura County. NPAA provides international students with a quality college preparatory education in the context of a Christian community in a Southern California setting. Our goal is to prepare the “whole person” in our students, offering academic challenge, social involvement, leadership opportunities and involvement in music, the arts, and competitive sports. Studying at NPAA prepares our international students for working in world markets, refines their English skills and provides the opportunity to experience another culture and part of the world. Study at NPAA opens the doors to top U.S. universities and colleges or equips students to attend the best schools in their own countries.
Because we want to provide the best possible environment as well as education, our international student enrollment is limited. Less than 20% of our student body is international. We wish to provide better integration for learning English. Students wishing to enroll at NPAA must present their TOEFL IBT (or SLATE) scores with their admission paperwork. NPAA does not have an ESL program and will only accept those students whose English language proficiency is at a point that they can comfortably compete with native English speakers in the classroom. Our students are accepted to some of the top universities in the country and must have an acceptable TOEFL score for admissions to those universities when they graduate from our school. IN order to achieve this, they must be able to focus on studies rather than acquiring the language.
Requirements for admissions are as follows:
- Academically motivated and successful
- Ready for full immersion classes taught in English.
- Willing to live in our dormitories
- Interested in participation in curricular and co-curricular activities
- Respectful of world cultures and values
- Desirous of studying and participating in a Christian environment
- A TOEFL IBT score of at least 65-70 or iTep SLATE score of 3.5-4
- Skype interview or in person interview
- A current school transcript transcribed in English
- A US guardian within two hours driving distance of the school
Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Deadlines for applications for the Spring 2019 semester is December 1, 2018 and the deadline for Fall 2018 semester is June 15, 2018.
International Student FAQs
Q: How many international students attend NPAA?
A: Approximately 16 percent of our student body is international.
Q: What countries are the students from?
A: NPAA has hosted students from China, Vietnam, Netherlands, France, Indonesia, Brazil, Germany and Japan.
Q: Does NPAA offer English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes?
A: We do not offer ESL. Due to our rigorous academic program, we require students to have proficiency in English both spoken and written.
Q: Do you consider students for spring enrollment?
A: Yes, however, students may have an extra semester added to finish up requirements for graduation. We strongly recommend applying for the fall semester.
Q: Can I apply for tuition assistance?
A: We are unable to offer tuition assistance to international families.
Q: Can I apply for my 12th grade year?
A: Typically, we do not accept students for grade 12. To receive the full benefit of our curriculum, we encourage students to commit to four years at Newbury Park Adventist Academy. We have a comprehensive and rigorous academic program that guides them toward a successful college education and beyond.
Q: When campus is closed during holiday breaks, will the school help arrange a place to stay for students if they are unable to travel home at that time?
A: NPAA does not make holiday arrangements or organize trips for international students over vacations when the campus is closed. This is the family’s responsibility to arrange. International students are required to have a guardian in Southern California who can act on behalf of the family if needed.
Q: Are all International Students required to have a guardian in Southern California?
A: NPAA requires all international students to have an appointed guardian in Southern California who can act on behalf of their parents. This person makes himself or herself available if there are health emergencies, discipline issues, and acts as a liaison for the school and family for grade reports, holidays, etc.