International Programs

Your American Educational Journey Starts At Fairmont

Each year, students from over 21 countries begin their American educational journey with Fairmont Preparatory Academy. Our students come to us from a variety of backgrounds and English language proficiency levels, and have the opportunity to earn a Fairmont high school diploma. Many of our international students go on to continue their studies at top 100 colleges and universities across the entire nation.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Fairmont Preparatory Academy

Fairmont has been voted the best private school in Orange County – five years in a row! We take pride in providing our international students with an amazing educational experience.

We have outstanding academic results and create specialized academic paths for all of our students.

We are located in beautiful Southern California, near beaches, Disneyland, and many other world-famous attractions.

Program Descriptions

Foundation Program

Students who have not yet met the English language proficiency requirements to the International Foundation Year are able to apply to the Language Foundation program at Fairmont Preparatory Academy. This intensive, extended-day program consists of one-to-two semesters dependent upon language ability. Upon completion of this program and acquisition of the necessary language skills, students may advance into Fairmont Prep’s International Foundation Year program.

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year program at Fairmont Preparatory Academy is designed for international students with an intermediate and low-advanced level of English language proficiency. This program combines intensive language coursework with academic credit-bearing coursework so that our international students are able to maximize the time it takes to complete their studies.

Direct Entry

The Direct Entry option is for international students with an advanced level of language proficiency who require minimal language support and wish to earn a Fairmont Preparatory Academy diploma. Earning a Fairmont diploma enables students to be a part of the rich academic tradition as evident by 91% of graduates being accepted to top 100 colleges over the last five years.

Students may begin this option of study at either the junior high or at the high school level. Dependent on the student’s writing ability, admission to Direct Entry may be with or without the Writing Seminar (DE-W). Students in the Direct Entry program are fully immersed with non-international students, providing them a traditional Fairmont Private Schools experience