Blending traditional student housing with a caring, well-supervised family atmosphere, Boarding students develop independence within a community. Students study and live alongside each other, and together enjoy a well-rounded immersion experience. Residences are separate for girls and boys, and a Fairmont community member lives in each Boarding home and serves as the “Resident Parent.” The Boarding program is open to students in grades 9 – 12.
“My Boarding life is like an open door to something new that I haven’t discovered. Here, I get to meet new friends and they are like my second family now. Besides these valuable memories, I’ve learned to be more independent. This might be the thing that I am most proud of, and I think my mom would agree too!”
– Hong Anh Nguyen
- Safe and caring home environment with room for independent study
- A supportive Resident Parent from the Fairmont community
- Daily professionally-catered, nutritionally-balanced meals
- Private van/shuttle service to and from school and for planned weekend excursions
The Boarding Team
For more information about the Fairmont Boarding Program, please contact:
Student Boarding Manager
Yvette graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Traveling is one of her passions, which has led her to China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Peru, Mexico, and Canada. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching documentaries about food, connecting cultures with food, and overall anything to do with food.
“During my volunteer work at USC, I realized how enjoyable it is to work with students and assist with achieving their dreams. I love working with Fairmont students and watching them grow into passionate leaders in society.”
Yvette speaks English and Mandarin (Chinese).
Get To Know the Resident Parents
Lidia & Terry Wilson
Yale & Harvard Houses
Lidia and Terry Wilson have been part of Fairmont since their firstborn son started working at the North Tustin campus as a Summer Camp Counselor in 2011. Their daughter and youngest son also became Fairmont camp counselors and student service leaders, constantly telling their parents about all the wonderful programs and opportunities at Fairmont. When the Wilsons heard about the opportunity to become resident parents, Lidia and Terry were thrilled to also be part of the Fairmont family.
“We are passionate about creating a better world, maintaining strong family ties, and influencing children’s lives.”
Lidia and Terry both speak English. Lidia also speaks Spanish.
Ruben graduated from the University Institution of Envigado, Colombia with a Bachelors in Law. When he relocated from Florida to California in 2014, he started working in the Facilities Department at Fairmont Schools. Since then, he has made sure that the campus looks its best every day! Because soccer is a passion for Ruben, in 2016 he began coaching the high school girls soccer team as well as refereeing for local leagues around Orange County.
“I am excited to provide care for our boarding students and make their experience fantastic!”
Ruben speaks English and Spanish.
Swipe to see more content.