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International Students

Thank you for your interest in Lakeview Academy! Lakeview Academy welcomes international applicants who are proficient in the English language.

We are a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) approved school and issue the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Students (I-20 VISA).

We are unable to provide housing or guardians for international students. We do not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.


Thank you for your interest in Lakeview Academy! Our admission staff is here to answer your questions and provide you with more information about our school — whether you are just starting your school search or ready to apply. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions at any point in the process. The easiest way to get started is by taking a moment to fill out our inquiry form found HERE. Completing this form will connect you with our Admissions Officer, Kim Cottrell, who will reach out to answer your questions. You will also be subscribed to our newsletter which is emailed monthly to all Lakeview families. If you prefer, you may contact Kim directly at 770-531-2602 or by email at kim.cottrell@lakeviewacademy.org.


Application for new international students:

To apply for admission and I-20 VISA the following information is required:
  1. Lakeview Academy Admission Application and $85 application fee;
  2. I-20 Information Form;
  3. Passport and/or birth certificate;
  4. Immunization records;
  5. Translated transcripts and/or verification of school enrollment must be completed by an outside agency, Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., and sent to us before we can proceed with admissions. There is an additional fee for this step to be paid directly to the agency. You can download the document here and submit it to the agency for review. You must request the Course by Course transcript and pay the $150 fee to complete the transcript request.
  6. Upon acceptance, families return the enrollment contract with a deposit to reserve a space for the student.
  7. After submission of the enrollment contract, non-refundable deposit and I-20 Information Form, the I-20 VISA will be processed.*
*There is a $150 non-refundable, processing fee for the I-20.

Visa wait times for interview appointments and visa processing time information for each U.S. Embassy or Consulate worldwide is available at Visa Wait Times, and on most embassy websites.

Learn how to schedule an appointment for an interview, pay the application processing fee, review embassy specific instructions by visiting the Embassy or Consulate website where you will apply.

For more information, visit the Student Visa Process.


Upon acceptance, families complete the online enrollment contract that will be emailed to you by our Business Office within seven days of acceptance. To reserve your child's space in the upcoming school year, please complete the online enrollment contract and pay the deposit within 10 days of receipt.

There is an additional $4,000 academic and administrative support fee added to the tuition of our international students.
Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in preschool through 12th grade, located in Gainesville, GA. 
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796 Lakeview Drive
Gainesville, GA  30501

Phone: 770.532.4383
Admissions: 770.531.2602
Email: info@lakeviewacademy.org
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