Academic & College Counseling

Unique By Design

Fairmont Prep’s counseling program is unique by design to provide each student the individualized guidance he or she needs to succeed academically and find his or her best college fit. Students begin meeting with their counselors during their freshman years so that they can set specific goals and hone in on the areas of study that interest them most and then create their personalized academic paths to achieve those goals.

Our counselors work with students every step of the way throughout their four years at Fairmont Prep. It’s this familiarity with each student that gives the counselors the ability to write personalized and relevant recommendation letters during their senior year.

2020 College & University Acceptances


“Another big bonus at Fairmont Prep is the counseling center. I know tons of schools that don’t have it, or, if they do, the counselors don’t really care because there’s so many students. At Fairmont Prep, it’s always nice to just hop on in and go see a counselor anytime I want.”
– Michelle Lee, Class of 2018

Student-to-Counselor Ratio



California Average

This means Fairmont students receive exceptional guidance and one-on-one support throughout the high school experience. This not only gives students more confidence, it also greatly increases the chances of acceptance to top universities.

Ms. Julie Weems has been a valued member of Fairmont’s counseling team for over sixteen years. As our co-lead counselor, she ensures every Fairmont student has a uniquely tailored four-year plan — one that will support their post-high school goals. Ms. Weems holds a Masters of Science in Educational Counseling.

Julie Weems

Academic Counselor
Lead Counselor
9th Grade Counselor

Ms. Ming Liao is a graduate of Cal Poly University Pomona. She began her career in education as a coordinator for our international HomeStay program. As a counselor in our international education program, Ms. Liao relishes the opportunity to use her Mandarin language skills and to guide families and students as they start their educational journey in the U.S.

Ming Liao

International Foundation Center

Ms. Nancy Nguyen is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and one of Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s most passionate English teachers for eight years, before bringing her talents to the counseling team. Ms. Nguyen speaks fluent Vietnamese and provides language support to our international families from Vietnam. She enjoys supporting and guiding students of all ages and loves the diversity of cultures and backgrounds in Fairmont’s student body.

Nancy Nguyen

Academic & College Counselor
10th – 12th Grade
Student Last Names L-R

Mr. Darryl Foy is a graduate of Whittier College and a recent graduate of The George Washington University’s Masters Program. His two boys attend the Fairmont Historic Anaheim campus, and he coaches soccer at the Fairmont Preparatory Academy. His passion for academic success led him to Fairmont Private Schools, where he has been helping students pave their path to the best fit colleges.

Darryl Foy

Academic & College Counselor
10th-12th Grade
Student Last Names S-Z

Mr. Justin Voss is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College. He joined Fairmont Private schools after extensive college admissions experience at Whittier College and Pitzer College. He has a proven track record of helping students realize their talents and reach their academic goals. His passion is to encourage students to dig deep and think critically while searching for colleges. Students in the Advanced Science & Engineering Program, International Business Program, and International Baccalaureate Diploma program benefit from his diverse background.
Justin Voss
Lead College Counselor
Advanced Programs Counselor
Academic & College Counselor
Student Last Names A-L
Mr. Raymond Prado holds a master’s degree from UCLA. He joined Fairmont Preparatory’s counseling team after significant counseling experience at the collegiate level. He served as the Director of Outreach Programs at UCLA School of Medicine and as an admissions officer at CalTech. He is particularly passionate about working with students in the International Business Program, the Advanced Science and Engineering Program, and the International Baccalaureate Program.

Ray Prado

Advanced Programs Counselor
Academic & College Counselor
Student Last Names M-Z