Frequently Asked Questions
What grade levels are accepted for the international program?
What is the Foundation Program (FP)?
The Foundation Program is an intensive extended-day program created for students who have not yet met the English language proficiency requirements for the International Foundation Year. Visit our international program page for more information.
What universities do international students get accepted into?
What is Direct Entry (DE)?
The Direct Entry option is available for international students who have shown advanced levels of language proficiency, require minimal language support, and desire to earn Fairmont Preparatory Academy diplomas. Students may begin this option of study at either the junior high or high school level. Visit our international program page for more information.
What is the difference between Direct Entry with Writing Seminar (DEW) and Direct Entry (DE)?
What is the International Foundation Year (IFY)?
The International Foundation Year is an extended-day program created for international students who currently exhibit intermediate and low-advanced levels of English proficiency. Visit our international program page for more information.
How much is tuition?
Click here for tuition information.
What housing options does Fairmont offer students?
Student Housing — Blending traditional student housing with a caring, well-supervised family atmosphere, international students develop independence and learn to contribute as members of a team. Under one roof, they study and live as a small community while receiving a well-rounded immersion experience.
Homestay — For international students seeking extra levels of attention, the Fairmont Homestay program provides students warm and supportive environments where they feel like members of families. Living with American families allows students to enjoy new and exciting atmospheres as they experience complete immersion in the English language, daily customs, and traditional holidays. All Fairmont Homestay host families undergo a rigorous application process and participate in annual training sessions.
What if I want to change my housing option midyear?
Under certain circumstances, students in Fairmont Homestay may request to be placed with different host families or withdraw from the program entirely. Please contact Fairmont Homestay for more information.
Are there any planned activities for students over the weekend?
Yes, there are a variety of different weekend activities scheduled for students in our Fairmont Homestay programs.
What if I want to live with a relative or family friend?
Please contact the school for more information.
What is included with each housing option?
- A resident parent who is a member of the Fairmont community
- Safe and caring home life with room for independent study
- Daily professionally catered, nutritionally balanced meals
- Private van/shuttle service to and from school
and for planned weekend excursions
- Accommodations (double-occupancy)
- All meals (excluding lunch Monday through Friday)
- Transportation to and from school
Fairmont Homestay provides the following amenities:
- English-speaking environment
- Private bedroom with dresser, desk, closet, and shared bathroom
- Breakfast and dinner all week, all weekend meals
- High-speed wireless internet
- Laundry facilities
- Weekend transportation
- Invitations to exclusive Fairmont Homestay events and
weekend excursions (additional fees may apply)