S.E.E.D. stands for Students for Educational Excellence through Diversity. S.E.E.D. is a school-wide, multi-racial/cultural, multi-class, and multi-religious organization open to everyone in the Prep student body. The main function of S.E.E.D. is to foster diversity through cultural, racial, and social interaction through the following support services. (For information on the S.E.E.D. requirement for recipients of financial aid awards equal to or greater than 50% of tuition (approximated), click here.)
Home-School Liaisons oversee retention support services, S.E.E.D. events and activities and provide academic monitoring of S.E.E.D. students.
Boughton Academic Center: academic assistance resources (click here for more information).
S.E.E.D. Scholars Summer Program is anacademic and social enrichment program which focuses on providing rising 9th and rising 10th graders additional support in summer school for them to succeed at Fairfield Prep.
Academic Enrichment Meetings are held 32 Mondays during the academic year for freshman and sophomore members of S.E.E.D.
Student Meetings are held once a month by grade level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). Freshman meetings focus upon transition into the Prep community on both an academic and social level. Sophomore and junior meetings emphasize building leadership skills and maintaining a balance between the social and the academic and senior meetings focus upon the college application process and the transition from high school to college.
The Brothers for Others Mentor Program provides freshman and sophomore S.E.E.D. Scholars the opportunity to be mentored by an upperclassman S.E.E.D. Scholar. Students discuss different strategies to academically and socially improve at Fairfield College Preparatory School. Meetings are held three times a year in a social setting where students openly discuss issues that may arise during the academic day.
Fall – football and pizza/meeting
Winter – basketball and pizza/meeting
Spring – movie and pizza/meeting
SEED (Students for Educational Excellence through Diversity) kicks off school year with meetings.
SEED held multiple meetings on October 19, 2011: the annual fall SEED Brothers for Others Mentor-Mentee Meeting, allowing new members to connect with more experienced students, and a Financial Aid Night for juniors and seniors.
On October 19, junior and senior families were invited to attend the SEED FAFSA Night. Diana Devillis, the Associate Director of Financial Aid from Fairfield University, gave a presentation on how to complete the FAFSA form. Diana began her financial aid career in 1998 as a Default Manager and Financial Aid Counselor at Gibbs College in Norwalk, CT. She has been employed with Fairfield University since 1999, first as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid responsible for the Federal Work Study Program and the Federal Perkins and Nursing Loan Programs and now as the Associate Director of Financial Aid, primarily working with aid policy and procedure, packaging, counseling, and graduate and continuing studies programs.