Fairmont Education Group is family-owned and continues to be family-operated in its sixth decade of business. The original Fairmont Private School campus was founded in 1953 by public school educator, Kenneth Holt, who began offering summer school instruction to a handful of students out of his home. His focus on academic fundamentals, phonics-based language arts instruction, and character development attracted the attention of local parents and ultimately grew into a full-time school program.
Today the Fairmont organization includes multiple divisions of educational services under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Rob Chandler. These divisions include independent schools (Fairmont Private Schools), international education partnerships and programs (Fairmont International Education), and blended learning services (Thesys International).
Through the International Foundation Center (IFC) – Fairmont Private Schools offers specialized preparatory language coursework and student services to our international students. The IFC will allow international students to maximize their time in acquiring their language proficiency while taking the necessary credit-bearing courses they need to graduate.
The International Foundation Year program is a program for international students with an intermediate and low-advanced level of language proficiency. This program combines intensive language coursework with one full academic year of credit-bearing courses so that our international students can maximize the time it takes to complete their studies.
Students who have not yet met the English language proficiency requirements to be admitted to the International Foundation program can apply to the Language Foundation program. This intensive – 9-periods/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 can advance to the International Foundation Year program.
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