Admissions Process

The application process at Fairfield Prep begins with the creation of an admissions account. This is where you will be able to apply and sign up for the entrance exam.For incoming freshmen, Fairfield Prep offers options for both Early Decision and Regular Decision. Students who apply early decision are committed to attending Prep if accepted.

We also have additional admissions tracks for Transfer, Sophomore Matriculates and International students.

How to Apply

Incoming freshmen interested in coming to Prep have two tracks for application to the school: Regular and Early decision. You can find some important dates and information here, and be sure to create a Prep admissions account to begin the application process.

Regular Decision Candidates

Prospective students who want to apply through the Regular Decision process are encouraged to sign up for a shadow day in the fall after you've created your Prep admissions account.

Here is the timetable for applicants to the Class of 2023:

Open House - Sept. 30, 2018

Entrance Exam - Oct. 13, 2018 or Nov. 17, 2018

Financial Aid Application Deadline - Nov. 15, 2018

Admissions Application Packet Due - Dec. 15, 2018

Here are the mandatory items in the Admissions packet:

  • School Recommendations - by head of school or his/her designee
  • Current mathematics teacher's recommendation
  • Current English teacher's recommendation
  • Current grade transcript with first marking period's grades

Admissions and FA Decision Notification Date - Jan. 15, 2019

Enrollment Deadline - Feb. 8, 2019

Download a PDF of these instructions

Early Decision Application Process

Fairfield Prep defines an Early Decision applicant as an eighth grader who knows before beginning the admission application process that Prep is his first choice and that, if accepted, he will immediately enroll.

Early Decision applicants who are deferred by the Admissions Committee will be reconsidered in the Regular Decision round.

Here is the timetable for applicants to the Class of 2023:

Open House - Sept. 30, 2018

Entrance Exam - Oct. 13, 2018

Financial Aid Application Deadline - Nov. 1, 2018

Admissions Application Packet Due - Nov. 15, 2018

Here are the mandatory items in the Admissions packet:

  • School Recommendations - by head of school or his/her designee
  • Current mathematics teacher's recommendation
  • Current English teacher's recommendation
  • Current grade transcript with first marking period's grades

Admissions and FA Decision Notification Date - Dec. 15, 2018

Enrollment Deadline - Dec. 22, 2018

Download a PDF of these instructions

Other Application Tracks

Prep offers three additional tracks for application for transfer students,

Transfer Applicants

FOR FALL 2019 ENTRY:

  • Fairfield Prep defines a Transfer Applicant as a ninth or tenth grade student currently attending a school where he could continue but who instead wishes to come to Fairfield Prep for his tenth grade or eleventh grade.
  • (Note that if you are currently in ninth grade in a school that ends in ninth grade you should apply under the Applicant for Sophomore Matriculation track).

  • Transfer applications for fall 2019 entry are considered on a rolling basis, beginning in early 2019.

  • Although a Transfer Applicant is welcome to apply for financial aid, be advised that financial aid is generally not available for transfer applicants, as available monies are disbursed first to continuing students, incoming freshmen and applicants for sophomore matriculation. Therefore, a transfer applicant should plan to pay for his first year's tuition at Prep in its entirety.

The following is the admission application process timetable for Transfer Applicants for fall 2019 entry:

First Step: Create your online Prep Admissions Account. 

Sept. 30, 2018 (optional but encouraged): Attend Open House.

Beginning in January 2019: Contact the Admissions Office at admissions@fairfieldprep.org to schedule the required interview.

Rolling Admissions: The Admissions Committee adjudicates transfer applications on a rolling admissions, space available basis. The following items must be received by the Office of Enrollment & Marketing before the interview:

  • Admission application form
  • Application Fee of $60
  • School Recommendation - by head of school or his/her designee
  • Current mathematics teacher's recommendation
  • Current English teacher's recommendation
  • Current grade transcript with first marking period's grades
  • Interscholastic Athletic History form.

The due date for the non-refundable enrollment fee ($2,000) to hold the accepted applicant's spot in the rising class will be indicated in the acceptance letter. (This non-refundable fee will be applied to the first semester's tuition).

NOTE REGARDING COMMON RECOMMENDATION FORMS: As a member of Fairchester Independent Schools, Fairfield Prep accepts the Fairchester Common Recommendation forms in lieu of the standard Prep recommendation form.

Recommendations must be submitted through the Admissions account or via email directly by the recommender. 

Download a PDF of these instructions

Sophomore Matriculation

FOR FALL 2019 ENTRY:

  • Fairfield Prep defines an Applicant for Sophomore Matriculation as a ninth grader who is currently attending a school that ends with ninth grade. As such, he must find placement in tenth grade. 
  • Applicants for sophomore matriculation for fall 2019 entry are considered on a rolling basis, beginning in early 2019.

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The following is the admission application process timetable for sophomore matriculants for fall 2019 entry:

First Step: Create your online Prep Admissions Account. 

Sept. 30, 2018 (optional but encouraged): Attend Open House.

Dec. 1, 2018 (optional): Deadline for submitting the financial aid application to FACTS. Click here for more information on Prep's financial aid program.

Early January 2019: Contact the Admissions Office at admissions@fairfieldprep.org to schedule the required interview.

March 30, 2019: Application packet completion deadline. The following items must be received by the Admissions Office by this date:

  • Admission application form
  • Application Fee of $60
  • School Recommendation - by head of school or his/her designee
  • Current mathematics teacher's recommendation
  • Current English teacher's recommendation
  • Current grade transcript with first marking period's grades
  • Interscholastic Athletic History form.

The due date for the non-refundable enrollment fee ($2,000) to hold the accepted applicant's spot in the rising class will be indicated in the acceptance letter. (This non-refundable fee will be applied to the first semester's tuition).

NOTE REGARDING COMMON RECOMMENDATION FORMS: As a member of Fairchester Independent Schools, Fairfield Prep accepts the Fairchester Common Recommendation forms in lieu of the standard Prep recommendation form.

Recommendations must be submitted through the Admissions account or via email directly by the recommender. 

Download a PDF of these instructions

Questions? Contact Our Admission Staff

We welcome you to give us at call at the Admissions office at (203) 254-4210 if you have further questions about Prep, or contact us via email at admissions@fairfieldprep.org.

Mr. Kevin Altieri

Director of Admissions

Mr. Michael Barston

Admissions Counselor

Important Dates & Deadlines

For information on welcoming students with learning disabilities, read our policy statement.

Prep Policy Statement

Why Prep?

The Fairfield Prep Brotherhood

A bond that forms at Prep and lasts well beyond the four years of a Prep education.

Education of the Whole Person

A Prep education encompasses more than just learning in a classroom. Prep students are taught how to exercise empathy in every day situations, to engage those with differing viewpoints and to challenge themselves in being young men of conscience.

A Place for All Boys

At Prep, you can excel in whatever you put your mind to. We offer opportunities for exploration and growth in academics, athletics, the arts, and a wide array of extracurricular activities.

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