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Welcome to Admissions at Judah Christian School!  We are thankful for your family’s interest in applying to our school.  Please call or email us to set up a tour and find out more about what Judah Christian School has to offer your family.  Our Director of Admissions & Records, Kate Mead, is available by phone at 217-359-1701 x 191, or by email at  We look forward to meeting you!

The admissions policy for Judah Christian School is driven by our mission, which is, “To partner with families, and the local church, in providing an academically-excellent, Bible-based education, preparing students for a Christ-honoring life of service.”  Judah Christian School is committed to a loving, cooperative partnership between the home, the church, and the school so that students may be educated in the Truth and discipled in Christ.

One of the unique aspects of Judah is our diverse student population.  We serve students from numerous countries, multiple nationalities, and over 70 churches.

Judah Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and guarantees all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  Judah Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid rewards, athletics, and other school-administered programs.

Click here for the Tuition Fee Schedule for 2017-18


Click here for the Tuition Fee Schedule for 2017-18



New Student Application Fee

New Student Application Fee.................................. $75*

(*This fee is only charged to newly enrolling students, not students who are re-enrolling at Judah.  Fee must accompany new student applications and is non-refundable.)

Annual Registration Fee (per student)

Grades K-6...................................................... $205

Grades 7-8...................................................... $210

Grades 9-12.................................................... $235

Additional fees are charged for secondary art, band, drama, music, and all sports ranging from $35-$125.

All international students must follow general admissions procedures and meet general requirements of the Judah Christian School admissions process.  For further requirements pertaining specifically to international students, all prospective applicants are asked to contact our Secondary Guidance Counselor/International Student Advisor, Emily Lucas, before proceeding with the online application.

Emily Lucas
217-359-1701 x 185

International Application Deadline & Fees

International applications must be submitted by April 15 for Fall admission, with additional application documents submitted shortly thereafter.  The non-refundable fee for International Applicants is $375.


International students must reside locally with a parent, grandparent, or uncle/aunt who is the brother/sister of the student’s parent.  (Siblings are not approved to be guardians.)  Otherwise, international students may reside in the home of a pre-approved Judah Christian School host family.

Additional Charges

  • To facilitate a special program of activities for international students at Judah Christian School, all students attending Judah with an I-20 will pay an additional $1,000 annual tuition.
  • Due to the increased requirements associated with processing the application for a student visa (I-20 form), a one-time registration fee will be required in the amount of $375.
  • Due to greater demands required for processing college applications, a one-time “academic guidance fee” in the amount of $250 will be required for International students entering Judah in the 11th or 12th grade.
  • Elementary students are evaluated on a “case by case” basis for entry into our program.

Secondary Requirements (7th-12 grade students)

  • International students must provide documentation of English language proficiency.  We accept the Secondary Level English Proficiency (SLEP) test, TOEFL Junior, TOEFL iBT or comparable test verification.  The Judah administration has set the following standards for the SLEP test: students applying for 7th or 8th grade must score a minimum composite score of 50; students applying for 9th or 10th grade must score a minimum composite score of 55; and students applying for 11th or 12th grade must score a minimum composite score of 60.  Students may submit an initial test score along with their application, however, the administration requires that students also take the SLEP test under Judah supervision before their application will be considered.
  • International students may be required to retain the services of an English language tutor and provide the administration documentation during their first year at Judah, or as needed.