Fairmont Schools

Culture of Excellence

Founded on innovation, Fairmont propels student success in the US and around the world.

We Are Family

Fairmont meets children where they are and gives them the opportunity to thrive. We can’t wait to meet you!

Continuum of Learning

Five dynamic campuses in Orange County, CA offering individualized instruction for P-12th grade students.

Anaheim Hills Campus (Preschool – 8th Grade)
Historic Anaheim Campus (Preschool – 8th Grade)
North Tustin Campus (Preschool – 8th Grade)
Preparatory Academy (9th – 12th Grade)
San Juan Capistrano Campus (Preschool – 8th Grade)
Campus Calendars

Developing Leaders

Fairmont’s scholar-athletes compete in a manner that promotes teamwork, nurtures leadership, and honors sportsmanship.

Cultivating Creativity

Whether exploring visual art, music, theatre or dance, Fairmont encourages creative expression from an early age.

Balance + Connection

Students are challenged to strive for their best, understanding that care for self and others is fundamental to success in school and in life.

Homestay

Our Homestay program provides students with a warm and welcoming environment where they can be part of a family home.

Homestay

Living with American families is a fantastic opportunity for international students to immerse themselves in the English language and experience a new and exciting atmosphere. This experience also provides exposure to daily customs and traditional American holidays, making it an enriching cultural exchange. To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, all Fairmont host families undergo a rigorous approval process, which includes a thorough background check of all adults in the home, and participation in annual training. This Homestay program is available for students in grades 1-12, and we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for each student.

“It was great being in Fairmont Homestay because it gave me the feeling that even though I’m living abroad, I still have the feeling of family with my host parents.”
– Wing Ho Lam

Benefits
How to Apply

Benefits

Homestay students can expect to receive the following:

  • English-speaking environment
  • Private bedroom with dresser, desk, and closet, and shared bathroom
  • Breakfast and dinner all week; all weekend meals included
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Weekend transportation
  • Invitations to exclusive Fairmont Homestay events and weekend excursions (additional fee may apply)

How to Apply

Fairmont Homestay is currently accepting Homestay applications from students entering grades 7 - 12.

New Students
The Homestay application will be included in your Fairmont Schools acceptance packet. If you have not yet applied to Fairmont Schools, click here to begin.

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EXPERIENCE A FAMILY HOME
EXPERIENCE A FAMILY HOME

Homestay students live in the safe, comfortable, and caring home of a Fairmont-approved official Homestay family.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ENGLISH
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ENGLISH

Living in an American family home is the ideal environment for international students to learn English and participate in American culture.

BENEFIT FROM FAIRMONT SAFETY & SUPPORT
BENEFIT FROM FAIRMONT SAFETY & SUPPORT

In addition to the support they get from their host families, Homestay students also have access to dedicated Fairmont staff members -- day and night -- for safety, support, and communication needs.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
ENJOY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Students get to participate in fun and enriching activities with their Homestay families and Fairmont friends.

PREPARE FOR COLLEGE LIFE
PREPARE FOR COLLEGE LIFE

Host families prepare students for independence in college by teaching them important life skills which allow them to flourish in their collegiate lives.

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The Homestay Team

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Phil Martin

CEO
Global Bridge Associates
(949) 998-1458
www.gba-us.com

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Philip Martin is a highly experienced education leader and the founder and CEO of Global Bridge Associates. With a background in transformational and bilingual education, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role.

Over the course of his 15-year career in school administration, Philip has led schools in both urban and international environments, including New York City, the United Arab Emirates, and China. His extensive travels to countries such as Vietnam, Brazil, Thailand, Turkey, and Nepal have given him a deep understanding of the cultural challenges that students, host families, and educators face.

Philip’s broad experience in all aspects of the education industry, combined with his cultural sensitivity, has made him an invaluable resource to the schools he works with. His leadership skills and commitment to providing exceptional education services have earned him a reputation as a trusted and respected leader in the field.

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Connie Aguilar

Executive Director
Global Bridge Associates
(949) 998-1458
www.gba-us.com

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Connie Aguilar has over 10 years of experience in education, including her recent role as the International Student Executive Director for Global Bridge Associates. With a keen attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills, she is dedicated to providing exceptional service and expertise to the international education industry.

Connie graduated from Cal State Northridge in 1993 with a degree in broadcast journalism and gained experience in television production and advertising agency work. She then spent a decade as a manager in high-profile investment banks such as Jeffries and Company and US Bank Corp Piper Jaffrey, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, gaming, and telecommunications.

Her unique background in both finance and education has allowed her to develop a strong understanding of the needs and goals of the international student community. With her creative perspective and commitment to individualized service, Connie has built an impressive portfolio of satisfied clients.

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