International Program

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International Program at Grace

Educating from a Christian Worldview

We believe that international students bring to our school community a richness of culture that enhances the learning experience of all. Also, through the education of international students, the influence of a Christ-­centered education is spread throughout the world and among different cultures. Therefore, we welcome students who meet our admissions qualifications from around the world.

Grace Community School is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Please note that I-20’s can only be legally issued once the student and family have completed the admissions process and the student has been accepted to the school.

To apply to GCS or if you have any questions, please contact Emily Neuhoff, Associate Director of Admissions, by email at or phone at 1-903-566-5678.

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Why Grace?

“I kept hearing a whisper, “Grace.” It was at that moment that God began preparing my heart and motivation for finding Grace. My expectations have been surpassed in education, family life, and spiritual influence.”

Cindy Yin- International Student

Why Become a Host Family?

“After much prayer, we decided that we not only wanted to welcome Cindy into our home, but we desired to share her years left at Grace. I know we are just a small piece of Cindy’s life puzzle, but I have no doubt that God is preparing her to do His will. What an honor to be included in that plan.”

Ann and Randy Fedell
Host family

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Application Process

Supporting Documents

    Also, with your application please submit the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of student’s passport
  • Copy of official birth certificate
  • Verification of funds
  • An official school transcript
  • Official transcript translation
  • ITEP SLATE or TOEFL test results
  • English teacher recommendation
  • Math teacher recommendation
  • Church/Personal Reference
  • Transcript of grades cover sheet – to be signed and dated by the student’s current school administrator
  • Photos
  • $250 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • Add information about the three agencies and links to their pages.
Parent and Student Handbook

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Please note that I-20’s can only be legally issued once the student and family have been through our entire admissions process and are accepted to Grace Community School. If you have any questions please contact the Associate Director of Admissions, Emily Neuhoff at

Want to host an international student?

Host Families

Host families are needed to house students yearly at Grace Community School. The GCS International Program staff takes great care to connect potential host families with international students who share similar interests and preferences. Being a host family is a great way to learn about the culture of the student while opening your home to a child navigating high school far from their native country. If you would like to consider being a host family, please contact Emily Neuhoff at

Admissions Team

Emily Neuhoff

Emily Neuhoff

Associate Director of Admissions

Emily is the associate director of admissions and has been with GCS since June 2016. Her role is to grow and maintain the international student program. Her favorite part of working with the international students is watching them fearlessly immerse themselves in our culture, school, and their host families. Emily is also the assistant coach of the eighth-grade volleyball team. She has her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Auburn University and has years of experience in higher education. Emily and her husband, Thomas, are members of Grace Community Church Lindale. In her spare time, Emily likes being outdoors with her two dogs and watching Auburn football.