Homestay Program

Students participating in the La Salle Homestay Program are housed with families of La Salle College Preparatory students, staff, or faculty families. The families provide a safe, caring environment for students entrusted to them. Students are well-supervised at school and at home to ensure their safety and well-being. We believe that this type of living arrangement is most beneficial to international students coming from different cultural and language backgrounds.

Through living with a host family, international students gain experience learning a new culture, enhance their language skills, make lasting relationships, and become members of a connected and cooperative global community. Our supportive and caring host families provide unmatchable experiences to international students that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

Please email Mr. M.J. Mao at if you need homestay services, and he will help you connect with our carefully selected host families. For international students who live here with parents or other family members, proof of residence with an immediate family member must be provided.

Homestay families provide:

  • A warm, secure, healthy environment supportive environment

  • Explanation of local cultural differences and Western education standards

  • Transportation to and from school, school events, and social activities

  • Three nutritious meals a day, seven days per week

  • A private bedroom

  • Access to laundry facilities at no additional charge

  • Appropriate family activities if feasible within the Student’s schedule

Host families are carefully screened and selected before being accepted to our Homestay Program

Required of all applicants:

  • Application

  • Live Scan Background Check

  • On-site home visits and interviews by trained school staff

All host families must be current student parents, alumni, alumni parents, staff & faculty, or residents who live within a 5-mile-radius from the La Salle campus.

La Salle College Preparatory does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, or income when selecting host families.


La Salle College Preparatory was founded in 1956. Today, we are the only truly diverse and co-educational Catholic high school in Pasadena.