The Pella Christian High School International Student Program (ISP) offers international students the opportunity to receive a quality, Christian education that will prepare them for success at the university level. International students increase diversity on the Pella Christian High School campus, benefitting the entire student body.


Pella Christian High School offers a wide variety of rigorous classes: AP Calculus, Advanced Chemistry, English (College Composition/Writing), Algebra, Bible, Physics, Advanced Biology, A & P, History, Statistics, Trigonometry, and Geometry.  There is a wide variety of electives, such as Advanced Journalism, Small Engines, Drafting, Woodworking, Graphic Design, Business, Spanish, Mandarin, Computer Programming, Art, Child Development, Nutrition, Construction Trades, and Psychology.  International students may apply for grades 9-12 and earn a high school diploma.

In 2012, PCHS established its 1:1 Program in which each student receives a Chromebook to enhance the teaching and learning process. Winterim, which occurs in early January, is a week of specialized classes, trips or internships that allows students to engage in unique learning opportunities. Both programs have enhanced our students' educational experiences.

International students are encouraged to be involved in a variety of extracurricular activities such as Chamber Choir, Pep Band and Marching Band, Drama, Forensics, Mock Trial, Student Council, Class Officers, Cheerleading, Drill Team, Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Bowling, Track, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Softball, Baseball, Trap Shooting, and Student Publications.

Local host families involved in our school community are selected to offer a home to international students so they can experience the life of a typical American family. Many families have children of their own attending the Pella Christian school system.

The town of Pella, Iowa is rich in heritage and beauty. It is home to many well-run businesses and is known for its agriculture.  There are two large global corporations in town:  Vermeer Manufacturing (plants and offices in China, Germany, Singapore, the Netherlands and Brazil) and Pella Corporation.  This community is well known for its friendliness, cleanliness and hospitality. For more information about our wonderful community: or