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International Program A



Christian Academy of Western New York provides a quality American High School education that is Christ-centered. 


Our small class sizes provide more time for students to ask questions and get complete, well-explained answers. Our students have the ability to spend more one-on-one time with their instructors, allowing a fuller learning experience. In this learning environment, students are better prepared for the SAT, ACT and New York State Regents exams.


Your student will have an opportunity to join the National Honor Society and Student Council.  He/She will also be able to participate in day field trips, weekly Chapel services and community service.


Upon graduation, your student will be issued a New York State Regents diploma that will be accepted at any university or college. 


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For cost information for Program A, please contact our Business Administrator by completing this short and simple form.  You will receive a response within two (2) business days.

If you decide you would like your student to participate in CAWNY's Program A, please contact your local agency or click here to be taken back to the International Student page so that you can apply for enrollment.


A Letter from Our International Student Administrator:
Dear Prospective International Applicant,
Our high school is located in beautiful western New York, just 30 minutes south of Niagara Falls, near the Canadian border. Our suburban community is family-friendly and known for attracting people from around the world desiring to visit this area of the United States. In fact, Niagara Falls has 28 million visitors per year!
Though international students at Christian Academy of Western New York make up no more than 15% of our entire student body, the International Student Program was specifically created to ensure the 100% academic success of these students throughout their high school careers and beyond. Our graduates have a strong desire and commitment to continue their education beyond high school. Over 95% of our international graduates choose to continue their education at a 4-year college/university.
Each international student is carefully evaluated on campus and then placed in the appropriate English resource class. The purpose of these classes is to strengthen English reading, writing and oral skills and to prepare students for the SAT I Reasoning Test and TOEFL. These classes also help international students navigate through college applications and prepare them for college in America.
Equal to academic success, Christian Academy of Western New York’s priority is to support international students through personal and spiritual growth.
I look forward to speaking with you or your representative.
Patricia Poeller
International Student Administrator
(as a Principal Designated School Officer)




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