Home Away from Home
Dear Saint John's Prep Families,
We are so excited to start the new school year on August 23! In the coming weeks you will receive updates that will include supplies lists and important details. You are always welcome to visit our online parent and student portal for school calendars and other resources.
In the meantime, you are invited to take part in an unique and fulfilling program to connect cultures and build friendships. We hope you will become a part of the Home Away from Home program!
Home Away from Home (HAH) matches our international boarding students with local Prep families. The program is designed to help students transition to life at in the United States. It also allows local students and their families to experience new cultures and perspectives. The HAH creates a bond for these students that will enrich them throughout their time at Prep and beyond.
Form New Friendships
International students who participate in the program do not live with their host families; instead, they and their hosts participate in various activities together when school is in session and form a friendly relationship.
These activities expose international students to aspects of life in the US that they may not experience otherwise. SJP will require hosts and students to participate in three school-hosted events during the school year (August, December, and May).
The host family will be responsible for providing the rest of the experiences for their assigned student. Suggestions include, but are not limited to, occasional dinners with the host family; invitations to family picnics or gatherings; game nights; movie nights; sports event outings; or trips to see a show.
Become a Host Family
We hope that local families will consider taking part in this fantastic opportunity! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Manon Kuzara at email@example.com. The application to become a host family is available to complete here: https://www.csbsju.edu/forms/9XU8QJU6S2
Student and Host Family Gathering
Mandatory Event for HAH Families
We will gather on Sunday, August 20 at 4:00pm in the Weber Center (before the All School Picnic). Students will be introduced to host families and establish their connection, make plans, trade contract information, etc.
Please note: this is a required meeting for all those participating in the program.
Love & Light,
Director of Residential Life
Saint John's Preparatory School