Fast Facts About Fairfield Prep

Fairfield College Preparatory School is a Catholic, Jesuit high school for young men in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1942, Fairfield Prep is a division of Fairfield University and has an active network of over 14,000 alumni around the world.

Why Fairfield Prep? What is a Jesuit Education?


Fairfield Prep is a Jesuit, Catholic school of excellence forming young men of intellectual competence, who possess the conscience to make wise decisions, a compassion for others, and a commitment to justice in our global society.


  • Located on the 200 acre campus of Fairfield University
  • Fairfield Prep enclave includes 3 academic buildings plus gymnasium
  • New state-of-the-art STEM facilities: Barrett Science Center and the McLeod Innovation Center
  • Access to Fairfield University’s world-class facilities including Quick Center for the Arts, Dimenna-Nyselius Library and Division I athletic facilities


  • Tuition for the 2021-22 Academic Year is $22,650
  • Need-Based Financial Aid – 33% of students receive need-based financial aid. Average award is 48% of tuition, maximum award is 95% of tuition
  • Merit Aid – $640,000 of Magis Scholarships awarded to the Class of 2025, over their four years at Prep


  • All boys, grades 9-12
  • Total enrollment of 750
  • Students come from 55 different towns and 82 different middle schools
  • 26% students of color
  • 40% of students are non-Catholic and ascribe to a variety of faith traditions


  • Over 50 extracurricular activities and clubs
  • 35 athletic teams in 17 sports
  • 7 performing arts ensembles
  • 23,000 Christian Service hours performed each year


  • 1:1 iPad program since 2014
  • 60 teaching faculty (average of 10.6 years at Prep), 85% hold advanced degrees
  • 30% of male teachers are graduates of Fairfield Prep
  • 21 Advanced Placement courses offered
  • 2 Dual Credit Courses through Fairfield University in Bioengineering and Film & Video Production
  • New electives in Entrepreneurship, Web Development, and Game Design
  • Online course offerings through the Arrupe Virtual Learning Institute


  • Metro North to Fairfield train station and shuttle bus to Prep
  • Fairfield Board of Education bus to Prep if a student lives in Fairfield and resides more than 1.5 miles away from the school
  • Ridgefield/Wilton bus to Prep
  • Shelton/Monroe/Trumbull bus to Prep


  • 220 graduating seniors, 100% accepted into 4-year colleges
  • Students enrolled at 5 of the 8 Ivy League Schools
  • 6 students enrolled at Georgetown University
  • 11 students enrolled at Boston College
  • 1 student enrolled each at US Military Academy and US Air Force Academy

AccreditationS & Affiliations

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • State of Connecticut Department of Education
  • Jesuit Schools Network
  • Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • New England Association of College Admissions Counseling
  • National Association of College Admission Counseling
Per Fidem Ad Plenam Veritatem (Through faith to the fullness of truth)Fairfield Prep Motto

Our graduates are ready to follow their dreams at the college of their choice.

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