Five Decades of Academic Excellence
Fairmont Private Schools was founded in 1953, by public school educator Kenneth Holt who began offering summer school instruction to a handful of students out of his home. His focus on academic fundamentals, phonics-based language arts instruction and character development attracted the attention of local parents and ultimately grew into a full-time school program at what is now the Historic Anaheim campus.
The Largest Non-Sectarian Private School in Orange County
Over the years, Fairmont has grown to six Orange County campuses and provides preschool-twelfth grade instruction to over 2,200 students. Now the oldest and largest, non-sectarian private school in the County, Fairmont has a reputation for superior instruction with superior outcomes as evidenced in our annual Report Card, a listing of standardized test scores and other student achievements.
Rich in Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
A student body rich in cultural and ethnic diversity as well as a commitment to community service and character development provides students a foundation for global citizenship. Fairmont’s mission is to prepare students to succeed in colleges of quality and challenge them to become exemplary citizens of a global society.
Helping our students mature into well-rounded young men and women is an important aspect of our educational mission. Through the acclaimed Character Counts program, students learn the importance of honesty, responsibility, respect and other essential life values. Art, music and drama instruction instill an appreciation for the fine and performing arts. In addition to regular PE classes, students learn sportsmanship and teamwork in Fairmont athletics programs.
Fairmont Preparatory Academy is WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited. International students that attend classes on the Fairmont Prep campus in Anaheim, California, will participate in WASC accredited programs. Please note, however, that the Fairmont International Education program is operated outside the U.S. and is separate and distinct from Fairmont Prep Academy. Fairmont International Education is not WASC accredited.
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