Tulsa Adventist Academy, founded in 1916 and the oldest private school in Tulsa, began its International program in 2000. While some students remain for just one school year, many choose to remain at TAA for several years and obtain a U.S. High School Diploma. Foreign students live with American host families and are assigned American student mentors to help with homework and go on outings like bowling or to the pumpkin patch. TAA is the only Tulsa area high school with a student mentor program.
Once at TAA, students will be tested again for English proficiency. With a TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) exam score of 71 or higher, students pay a lower tuition rate. Those who achieve a GPA of 3.25 or higher may apply for AP classes and are eligible to apply for National Honor Society Membership.
We have a wonderful music program, including band, a choir program, a string orchestra, private instrument instruction and small guitar classes taught by a professional musician. Our math and science program’s teachers ensure that each student reaches his or her potential. English, with strong focus on both reading and writing, is taught by staff who are authors themselves. Extra-curricular activities include music, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, community service, student leadership and worship programs.
We are proud of the commitment students have shown to their studies and encourage all applicants to consider their college choices before graduating from TAA. We want to help graduates obtain scholarships through private sources. The International Student Director is always available to help students with scholarship and college applications.
International Student Registration and Orientation begins with our Smart Start classes in the beginning of August and the regular school schedule beginning mid-August and continuing through May. Smart Start is a two week orientation program for first year students. It includes half-day grammar and English immersion classes and afternoon field trips to local sites with TAA American students.