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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?

OUR MISSION

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.


OUR CAMPUS

  • 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 AND AFFORDABILITY

  • Tuition for the 2022-23 Academic Year is $23,700
  • Need-Based Financial Aid – 37% of students receive need-based financial aid. Average award is 48% of tuition, maximum award is 95% of tuition
  • Merit Aid – $1.1 Million of Magis Scholarships awarded to the Classes of 2025 and 2026 over their four years at Prep

STUDENT BODY

  • All boys, grades 9-12
  • Total enrollment of 800
  • 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

STUDENT LIFE

  • Over 55 extracurricular activities and clubs
  • 35 athletic teams in 17 sports
  • 7 performing arts ensembles
  • Over 20 opportunities for Christian Service Immersion Trips and Retreats
  • Brand new e-sports lab

IN THE CLASSROOM

  • 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
  • 24 Advanced Placement courses offered
  • 2 Dual Credit Courses through Fairfield University in Bioengineering and Film & Video Production
  • New electives in Entrepreneurship, Web Development, Game Design, and Computer Programming
  • Online course offerings through the Arrupe Virtual Learning Institute

TRANSPORTATION

  • 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
  • Bus service to the following towns:
    • Ridgefield
    • Wilton
    • Easton
    • Trumbull
    • Monroe
    • Shelton

COLLEGE ENROLLMENTS - CLASS OF 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 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

Accreditations & Affiliations

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

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