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.
While the boarding department gives priority admission to students of missionaries/full time Christian workers, other students are also welcomed as there is space. The provision of boarding is for those families who reside outside of the Metro Manila area and are not on one of the Faith Academy van routes. Normally, children whose parents are on furlough/home assignment 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. However, some special exceptions for admission into boarding may be made on a case by case basis.