Grace Brethren High School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Founded in 1978, Grace Brethren High School is a competitive, College Preparatory High School located in the heart of Simi Valley, California. With international students limited to approximately 9% of the total student population, Grace Brethren High School is great environment to experience American culture and life. They are proud to offer international students a comprehensive college prep academic, arts and athletics curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to challenge themselves with over 15 different Advanced Placement Courses.
The facilities at Grace Brethren High School include state of the art classrooms, science labs, and expansive list of athletic amenities.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Grace Brethren High School has a distinctly competitive position due to its tops level coaching, size, and location within the Tri-County Athletic Association. At Grace Brethren High School there are athletes who go on to receive college scholarships, as well as students who simply wish to add to their high school experience by playing sports. Grace Brethren High School provides the opportunity for development in the arts with courses such as ceramics, 3D design and film production.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Grace Brethren High School robotics team is currently ranked first in California and twentieth in the world.
Simi Valley is approximately one hour north-west of Los Angeles. International students can visit a variety of parks, shopping centers, theaters and other forms of entertainment within the city. Simi Valley is located within driving distance to some of California’s most famous universities such as University of California Los Angeles.
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 13 acres Campus Size
- 10% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size25
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in GradesNo
TOEFL Junior Required800
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Grade 12th only if coming from US School. Accepts iTEP Slate English Test: 3.5 score. Will need online application filled out as well and need completed immunizations in order to release I-20.
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