International Student Housing Options

Local Family Option

If you have family in the Katy, TX area, you may choose to make arrangements to live with them and attend Faith West Academy.

Faith West Host Homes

If you choose to board while attending Faith West, the boarding program is comprised of independent host homes whose families are excited to welcome one to four international students. Host homes are independent homes whose families are excited to welcome one to four international students. These homes are part of the Faith West residential system and are overseen by the Faith West Administration. Typically host homes have at least one member of the family who attends Faith West.

The experience of living with an American family provides a healthy learning environment, where students enjoy enhanced cultural integration, accelerated English learning, and personalized care. Individual family attention provides the student with social and emotional support and students enjoy a rich cultural experience by integrating into an actual American family.

Faith West host families provide students with room and board, all meals, and transportation. Student also receive a cafeteria meal plan to cover lunches on school days. Host families can serve as a direct point of communication with the home country family and provide steady feedback regarding the student’s academic progress and well‐being, and inform the home parents of any issues that may arise. Host families are chosen only after background checks, reference checks, and personal interviews are completed and reviewed. Many host families are teachers, support staff, and parents from Faith West Academy. Orientation and ongoing support is provided to students and host families throughout the year.