The All-Boys Advantage - every facet of the learning platform at Prep is engineered to guide and challenge boys to find their niche and passion in life. We not only gear our academic curriculum towards how boys learn, but also create a foundation for boys to grow with cura personalis, the care for the whole person. Our teachers are trained to teach boys how to exercise empathy in everyday situations - in and out of the class. Understanding what it may feel like in another person’s shoes is essential to building the Prep Brotherhood, and becoming future leaders of society.
From a student’s first day on campus Fairfield Prep encourages its student body to take advantage of the opportunities presented through our Student Activities program. Being a part of the Fairfield University campus allows our students to take the University Shuttle to and from the train station until well into the evening allowing even those with transportation difficulties access to our many clubs and activities. We encourage all our boys to stay at school beyond the 2:30 final bell.
Fairfield Prep offers an extremely diverse list of clubs and activities open to all of our students. While the current list can be found here
, our clubs and activities list is constantly growing when students enter with new interests and use the resources available here to start a new club.
Fairfield Prep is a college preparatory institution. Every aspect of learning is constructed to prepare boys for life after Prep. Our faculty, coaches and administrators take this into account but also collaboratively work on the proper scheduling requirements for a balanced approach of all areas of learning. In turn, our students and families also collaborate to ensure everyone succeeds at Prep.
Attending Fairfield Prep often expands a boy’s group of friends far beyond the borders of his town. Prep students are often seen joining up on the train as they head to support their Prep classmates on a playing field, on stage, or just to attend one of the school dances.
Fairfield Prep has four year theology and service requirements that are rooted in the Catholic tradition. We welcome students of all faiths or of no faith to develop their own spirituality and relationship with God. Students are encouraged to come to a better understanding of both Christian and non-Christian traditions and the role that religion plays in our community, nation, and world.
Students in the racially diverse groups at Fairfield Prep represent 25% of the population. Fairfield Prep prides itself on racial, academic, financial, and religious diversity. Throughout the institution, there are various school-wide programs that are facilitated throughout the year to ensure the recruitment and retention of students who are representative of this population. The Director of Diversity & Academic Support Services moderates and facilitates the Faculty Committee on Diversity (comprised of faculty members) to ensure that these programs are effective in serving the needs of our students. More information on our SEED program can be found here.
Extra-help is available to all of our boys on a daily basis. Teachers also make themselves available throughout the day. Most of our teachers are also available in the mornings before school. The Director of Diversity & Academic Support Services serves as a liaison between teachers and parents to formulate and design a plan that will benefit the students’ academic and social needs. In short, part of what makes our faculty so great is their willingness to make themselves available to our students.
We are hosting an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. You can always call the Admissions Office at (203) 254-4210 and we’ll be happy to arrange a tour.
We’d love to have you spend a day at Prep. In fact, there’s no better way to get a feel for Fairfield Prep than to spend a day on our campus. We offer a designated Shadow Day where applicants can spend the day as a guest of one of our current students. View more about our Shadow Day program here.
Prep offers two different tracks for admission as a freshman:
Early Decision: Eighth graders who know that Prep is their first choice must apply before the applications process begins. You can find out more about this here.
Regular Decision: Eighth graders undecided about which high school to attend go this route. More on the regular decision process here.
Sophomore Matriculation: Ninth graders whose school ends at ninth grade are considered sophomore matriculants. More information on applying for sophomore matriculation can be found here.
Transfer Student: Ninth and tenth graders who want to transfer to Prep can do so on this track on a rolling basis.
Yes we do! Non-immigrant foreign students who wish to apply to Prep will require issuance of an I-20 in order to obtain an F-1 student visa. You can find more about this process here.
Fairfield University offers Prep students access to world class academic, social and athletic facilities. Prep students have full access to the university’s library and RecPlex, and certain Prep sports compete at Rafferty Stadium, Alumni Hall, Alumni Baseball Diamond, the tennis courts and track & field complex. The involvement with Fairfield University interns provides students’ an additional level of guidance and support with various areas of integration, including extra academic support services as well as guidance with time management and organization.