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International Program

Located in Miami, Florida, Divine Savior Academy offers students from around the world college-preparatory academics in a Christian environment. Students in the Divine Savior Academy International Program grow academically, spiritually, physically, and emotionally in a multicultural setting.

A Tradition of Excellence

Divine Savior Academy is part of the fourth largest private school in the United States, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The WELS has a rich tradition of academic excellence and has operated high-regarded schools across the United States, the Caribbean, and the world for over 165 years. Divine Savior’s campus in Doral, Florida operates a preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.

Divine Savior Academy is accredited by:

  • The Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF)
  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accreditation International (AI)
  • The National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)
  • Middle States Accreditation (MSA-CESS)

College-Preparatory Academics

Students at Divine Savior Academy receive a college-preparatory education, and our graduates exceed the Florida Statutes Accelerated High School Graduation Requirements. While enrolled students may also participate in the following programs:

  • The nationally-recognized Advanced Placement program
  • Project Lead the Way, the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs
  • Pre-professional programs in business, information technology, mass media, science, and the fine arts

 

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English Language Programs

For students new to the English language, Divine Savior offers two programs: the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and the English Language Learners (ELL) program. Both programs give students the support they need to become proficient in the English language. Entrance into these programs is determined during the admissions process.

Divine Savior Academy graduates have been accepted to a prestigious list of colleges and universities across the United States including:


  • Boston College
  • Cornell University (Ivy League)
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University

Learn more about our program on DSA’s college counseling webpage.

Athletics, Activities, and the Arts

Divine Savior Academy provides many opportunities for students to develop their athletic, artistic, and leadership skills. Electives and extracurriculars include music, art, journalism, photography, and participation on the Academy’s nationally-recognized chess team. Participation in after-school clubs, such as drama and choir, as well as a variety of competitive athletic teams, helps develop personal interests and abilities.

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A Supportive Community

Divine Savior Academy has served international students from every corner of the world. A diverse student population and a knowledgeable administration help our international students to feel welcomed and supported. Our admissions team is experienced in working with international paperwork and keeps in close contact with families throughout the enrollment process.

In the classroom, students work closely with caring, professional teachers in a warm and inviting environment. Our highly-degreed and continuously-trained faculty is committed to providing excellence by maintaining high academic standards, individualized attention, and a low student-teacher ratio.

Finally, Divine Savior Academy has a Christian environment. The school fosters a love for Christ and a love for others, as well as respect, kindness, and responsibility. Students receive an excellent education in a safe, moral atmosphere.

Student Living Arrangements

International students will stay at the home of a local, English-speaking family. Homestays provide a tremendous opportunity to practice English and grow in a supportive, family environment.

Facilities

Divine Savior Academy is located in Doral, a safe, family-friendly suburb in the Greater Miami area. DSA’s new, state-of-the-art high school facilities were opened in August of 2015.

  • STEM Lab
  • Science Labs
  • College Center
  • Music Studio
  • Art Studio
  • Mac Computer Lab
  • Audio-Visual Lab
  • Media Center
  • Gymnasiums
  • Weight Room
  • Tennis Courts
  • Soccer Fields
  • Dance Studio
  • Chess Room
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Auditorium

 

For more information about the Divine Savior Academy International Program, please contact:
Erika Biesterfeld, International Program Coordinator
erika.biesterfeld@dslca.org | 305-597-4545

 

Divine Savior Academy accepts scores from the following standardized tests: