International Student Program: Develop English Skills • Grow Educationally • Make New Friends

From the founder

Letter from the founder

Dr. Paul Chappell


Starting Lancaster Baptist School over thirty years ago was a huge decision, but I had a conviction that young people need a quality education and strong moral upbringing. Over the years, our school has grown in the way of faculty, academics, fine arts, and sports opportunities. We have high academic standards with accreditation from WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and AP classes for our junior and seniors.

As part of this growth, I saw the need to offer premiere educational opportunities to students from around the world. I spent my formative years as a student in Korea and have always had a heart and appreciation for the people and culture of Asia. In addition to my Korean upbringing, I have also traveled extensively throughout Asia, including China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, as well as many more locations. Being a former international student myself, I understand the challenges of studying abroad and the desire of parents to provide high quality academic and cultural experiences for their children in a safe and secure environment. Thus, I founded the International Program of Lancaster Baptist School.

As I look back over these many years and think of the investments our faculty, staff, and parents have made, and as I look out at our alumni who are successful at home and abroad, I am thankful for the decision that was made over thirty years ago. Thank you for your interest in our school. I am excited to see you on our campus soon!