Private catholic schools with host families in United States.
All the private schools we work with in the United States of America have the College Prep designation. With the guidence of the College Counselors, and based on their academic performance and results, each student applies and secures up to 5-9 top college and university acceptances at the best universities of the world. The options are boarding schools or private schools with homestay.
The key aspects that define the Academic Year program at private schools in the United States of America are: prestige, tradition, the highest academics and qualified teachers, and state of the art facilities. In this section you will find all the private schools with homestay in the USA program details. For the boarding schools program you can find all the information at the following section: Boarding schools in the USA program.
Every school is located in very safe environments about 1 hour away from the mayor cities of each area: New York City, Boston, Orlando and Phoenix.
We have visited in person every single catholic school selected for this program, and all of them emphasize the student’s academic performance with a wide range of the highest level classes with different options like Honors, or Advance Placement subjects. Combined with state of the art sport, music and art facilities, the program provides a top level education for the students.
Regarding the classes, each student usually selects around 5 core subjects (History, English, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry…) according to their interests, and then they choose 1-2 additional subjects among many elective options such as movie and tv production, engineering, sport medicine, anatomy, web design, fashion design, robotics, and more. Besides subjects, the students also get to join many different clubs of all kinds as an alternative to the academic subjects they choose.
Based on their English level, each school offers free ESL classes (English as a Second Lenguage), where students are taught in even smaller class sizes and reduced groups to improve their proficiency quickly to secure the best academic results.
As always in our trips and schools visits, we got to supervise every single aspect of the centers and verify they all meet the highest expectacions. All the schools offer cutting edge academic facilities like science labs, interactive boards, 3D printers or laser cuts to improve the student’s results and encourage a very practical and interactive academic system (not based only in memorization). This includes individual presentations, teamwork experiments and research proyects that enable students to get out of their comfort zone and develop their personalities, confidence and academic strenghts while promoting different debates and approaches for each particular class and topic.
All host families are carefully chosen and the priority is always selecting the ideal family for the candidate’s profile and interests: families with or without children, with another international student, with similar sports interests, weekend activities, trips, etc.
This program allows students to return back home to their countries for Christmas break and spring break, but if they wish to stay during the entire academic program those holidays with the American host family are all included without any extra cost. According to our experience it’s also highly recommended the students stay during the entire length of the program since it would be the only chance the students ges to spend those holidays in America as a member of the family.
The student’s parents can also visit them in the USA any time they want during the academic year and spend some time getting to know the area, school, host family and close cities like New York, Boston, Orlando and Phoenix. They just need to inform us ahead of time so the host family and the school are aware they will be visiting and we can arrange the needed transfers and meetings with teachers, coaches and principal to check on the academic and sports performance of the candidate.
The program includes two meals during the week with the host family, breakfast and dinner. For lunch, the schools offer their own menu for around 6$ a day (not included). During the weekends, the students will have lunch as well with the host family.
The selection of schools International Academic Programs promotes allows students to participate in 3 different sports during the academic year. Each season offers different sports so students get to practice up to 3 different specialities. During fall, they get to play soccer, field hockey or golf for example, while in winter they practice indoor sports like swimming, basketball, volleyball or indoor soccer among other outside options like ski or snowbarding. In Spring, once the weather is warm again, the students get to play tennis, lacrosse, track and field or even sailing.
For clubs and extracurricular options, students can participate in many different programs like arts, movie and tv production, music, chorus, drama, culinary arts, web design, virtual reality, and video game design, among many others.
Next you will find an interactive map showing every area we promote in each destination, with links to the specific reports indicated with the symbol .
Once you click in each of these reports you will be able to check our impressions, photos and videos of the best schools we select in each area.
Video reports of our visits to the private schools with host families in