SEED: How Prep promotes diversity in its students

Having a diverse student body is an integral part the Fairfield Prep mission in forming young men of intellectual competence.

As a Catholic, Jesuit school of excellence, Prep promotes and diversity through our Students for Educational Excellence through Diversity program, or SEED.

Begun nearly three decades ago, SEED’s goal is to maximize the academic potential of each student. The program is primarily focused on providing support services for students from diverse backgrounds, including socio-economic, racial, cultural, religious and geographic.

As Prep seeks to foster compassion and a commitment to justice in our students, we believe it is important to bring to the forefront the wide array of multicultural viewpoints so that we can develop young men who are equipped to thrive in an increasingly global world.

Alecia G. Thomas, DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & Academic Support Services

Ms. Alecia Thomas was introduced to Jesuit education during her undergraduate years at Fairfield University. Since then, she has embraced its values in every aspect and is committed to diversity work as it relates to developing young “Men for Others.”

Ms. Thomas received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology and a Master’s degree in American Studies from Fairfield University. Her 17- year career in education has included teaching, mentoring young people, and curriculum development.

As Director of Diversity & Academic Support Services, Ms. Thomas has a leadership role in ensuring that Fairfield Prep realizes its vision of being an inclusive and equitable community through her work with students, families, administrators, faculty, and staff.

SEED Parent Associations

SEED parents and students attend workshops where they have the opportunity to hear from alumni, teachers, and/ or administrators about current topics that pertains to student achievement and success. Meetings are held three times during the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).


Learn more about the diversity programs and organizations that are available to the Prep community by clicking the following items here:

S.E.E.D. Diversity Club

Academic Support

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