International Homestay Program 2017-10-31T16:24:29+00:00

International Homestay Program


Spartanburg Christian Academy, located in Spartanburg, SC, welcomes students from all cultures around the world. Established in 1996, SCA has a respected history as an excellent Christian school characterized by a strong biblical foundation, a rich fine arts program, a strong athletic program, and a variety of academic and leadership opportunities. Spartanburg Christian Academy offers many honors and AP courses.

One of the unique features of Spartanburg Christian Academy is our International Homestay Program where international students live with English-speaking Christian families while attending SCA. We believe this offers a much better learning environment for our students while providing intentional emotional and social support. Students become more familiar with both the language and culture through their interaction with a homestay family. Ongoing support is provided to homestay families throughout the year.

Kathi Johnson’s Biography

Kathi Johnson has worked at Spartanburg Christian Academy for 16 years and is currently the Director of the International HomeStay Program, AP and testing Coordinator and Curriculum Associate. She graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg SC with degrees in Deaf Education, Elementary Education and Psychology. She was a teacher of pre-school-2nd grade self-contained hearing impaired students at E.P. Todd Elementary School in Spartanburg for 14 years. She was Teacher of the Year at E.P. Todd Elementary in 1997. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina and an Education Specialist Degree from Converse College in Marriage and Family Therapy and is an LMFT.