Faith Academy’s boarding program seeks to provide a home-style atmosphere. We have one couple who live in each boarding home who give parental, nurturing care. Each boarding home has 12-20 students who share the 5 bedrooms prepared for them. We have one all-girls’ home, one all-boys’ home, and one home that can be co-ed if numbers require. The students live together as a large family in each home, working together, eating together, and caring for each other.
We have students from many different cultures, but bonding together as a multi-cultural family takes time and adjustment. It is important that students come with a willingness to be flexible and to learn how to adapt to new friends, schedules, responsibilities, and cultures. It is not easy to be separated from family, but our goal is that by providing a home that is loving and nurturing, and with parents’ prayers and support, we can help their children achieve their fullest potential.
The parents of students admitted to the boarding department must be missionaries serving overseas and outside of the Metro Manila area. Under normal circumstances, children whose parents are on furlough are not accepted in the boarding homes. They may be admitted to Faith Academy as day students until their parents return to the field, as long as the school is made aware of specific guardians. Some special exceptions or circumstances may be taken on a case by case basis. A limited number of non-missionary students from Christian families may be accepted in boarding homes with administrative approval.