Why You Belong Here

Complete a college degree for free!

Faith Christian offers credit for classes taken at the college level. Classes at the local college are free for all who attend high school. This means that you can complete an AA degree while attending our high school at no additional cost to you. This can save you potentially tens of thousands of dollars and give you a head start in the career of your choice.

our campus

Faith Christian is a private high school located in the city of Coalinga, California. Coalinga is centrally located, mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Faith Christian is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International.


Faith Christian is located in California’s Central Valley, one of the fastest growing regions in the state of California and the U. S.


The Central Valley is considered one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions.  The central location is ideal for students interested in living and studying in a small, rural community while continuing to have access to many of California’s main attractions.



Faith Christian offers students a full high school experience with many additional benefits:

  • Low student to faculty ratio

  • Safe environment

  • Welcoming community

  • Centrally located to many activities

  • Walking distance to downtown

  • Teachers committed to students

  • Kind and helpful staff

  • Committed to the gospel

  • Experienced staff in international education

  • Lower tuition costs

  • Opportunity to attend community college for free

  • Intensive English Language Program

  • Small class sizes

  • Wireless internet access

Transfer program

Many of our students transfer to local, state, and national universities. Top choices include the 23 California State University campuses and the 10 UC campuses in the state of California. International students may also choose to transfer to a university outside of California or to private colleges.

Some of the universities and colleges that our students have transferred to include:

  • Harvard

  • University of California, Davis

  • University of  California, Berkeley

  • Fresno Pacific University

  • California State University, Fresno

  • California State University, Chico

  • California State University, Monterey Bay

  • California State University, San Diego

  • California State University, Sacramento

Field Trips and sports

International students have several opportunities to become involved in sports and field trips. They can join in any sport offered such as soccer, track, archery, and trap shooting, as well as having input an any additional sports offered.

Faith Christian schedules many field trips throughout California and the United States that international students are welcome to attend.


How to Apply

Application Process

  • Complete Faith Christian International Student Application for Admission found here

  • Transcript from secondary schools translated to English

  • Financial statement from banking institution indicating bank account in good standing with sufficient funds.

  • All documents must be sent to the following address:

    Faith Christian Academy

    International Student Program

    450 West Elm Avenue

    Coalinga, CA 93210


Faith Christian will review and process your application within three weeks of receipt. The application package should include all documents indicated above. If admitted, you will then receive an admission letter with an I-20 form, and information regarding airport pick up.

The student is then responsible for submitting the I-20 along with required documents to the local US Embassy or Consulate in their home country, and requesting a student visa.

Costs Per year

Starting your education at our high school program can save international students thousands of dollars every year. Following are the estimated costs to attend Faith Christian.

Tuition + Fees $8,000 - $12,000

Housing + Meals $10,000 - $12,000

Total $18,000-$24,000

About our Town

Coalinga, CA

Coalinga, CA

Coalinga is a small, safe, rural community located approximately 100 kilometers from Fresno, in the heart of California in the Western United States.  Coalinga is located three hours from San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, and the dynamic California Coastline is a 90 minute drive.  The dry subtropical Mediterranean climate is excellent for outdoor activities.