Admissions

We’re Committed to Personal, Academic, and Social Development

We are delighted with your interest in Fairmont Private Schools, Orange County’s oldest and largest nonsectarian private school. We would love to meet with you and provide more information regarding how Fairmont provides instruction, inspiration, and opportunity like no other.

With a vibrant campus culture, students are immersed in opportunities to engage in a multitude of clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities, including speech and debate, visual and performing arts, and robotics. We invite you and your student to tour our campus so that you will have a personal connection to Fairmont’s teachers, curriculum, and learning environment.

Ms. Crystal Garcia
Director of Admissions (Domestic)

Mrs. Betty Petersen
Director of Admissions (International)

How To Apply

Thank you for considering Fairmont Preparatory Academy for your son or daughter’s high school education. Our thorough admissions process allows us to identify students who are a good fit for our program and who will be successful not only academically but socially and emotionally as well.
To begin, we invite you to tour the campus so that you will have a personal connection to Fairmont’s teachers, curriculum and learning environment. The Admissions Director will speak with you about your child and your expectations for his or her high school education.

Our process for admission consists of four easy steps. Feel free to call us any time. We look forward to meeting you and having you on a campus for a tour.

Domestic Admissions Deadlines for the

2021-2022 School Year

Priority Domestic Admission Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021

There are many advantages to applying by the “Priority” admission deadline. In addition to knowing you’ll be joining the Husky family just a few weeks into 2021, all accepted “priority” students receive access to our “Breakfast with the Counselors” series throughout the Winter and Spring of 2020. We also guarantee qualified* “priority” applicants admission to our specialized ASEP, International Business, and International Baccalaureate programs.

Acceptances for Priority Applications will be sent the first week of February 2021.

*Program heads review applications to our ASEP, International Business, and International Baccalaureate programs to determine eligibility.

Rolling Admissions

After our domestic priority application deadline, candidates are invited to submit their applications for the fall 2021 semester to “Prep” at any time. Under our rolling admission policy, acceptances will be issued as space for the fall semester is available.

Under our rolling admission policy, acceptances will be issued as space is available.

Advanced Program Applications

Students interested in our Advanced Science and Engineering Program (ASEP) or the International Business Program (IBP) must apply to the program separately from the Fairmont Application. To learn more and apply,  click here.

Step 1

Schedule A Tour

Step 2

Application

Step 3

Assessment

Step 4

Enrollment

2020 – 2021 Tuition

Domestic Tuition

$25,970

Deposit: A deposit of 10% of the annual tuition is due at the time of enrollment.

Click here to download complete tuition and fee information.

Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year will be announced in early 2021.

International Tuition

Click here for international tuition information.

 

Financial Assistance

Fairmont Preparatory Academy is committed to providing a quality education to every student who walks through our doors. Financial Assistance is based solely on need.

Fairmont will make every effort to accommodate all families who are deemed eligible, however, due to the limited amount of tuition assistance funds available there is no guarantee that 100 percent of each family’s need will be met.

 

If interested in the upcoming school year, please contact us for more information regarding tuition assistance:

(714) 765-6300

facommittee@fairmontschools.com

Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 School Year is now closed.

Financial Aid applications for the 2021-2022 academic year available in January 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for admission into Fairmont Preparatory Academy?

All students are encouraged to apply to Fairmont Preparatory Academy. Along with the completed application and non-refundable $100 application fee, each prospective student will need to submit the required items below.

  • Report Cards (last 2 complete years)
  • Standardized test score (taken within last 2 years)
  • Copy of birth certificate and/or passport
  • Copy of immunization records
  • Mathematics teacher recommendation
  • English teacher recommendation
  • Student Interview
Whom do I contact to schedule a tour of the campus?

To schedule your personal tour to learn more about our teachers, curriculum, and the Fairmont Prep community, please contact Domestic Director of Admissions Crystal Garcia at (714) 234-2744 or International Director of Admissions Betty Petersen at (714-234-2784  or fill out our inquiry form.

Can I complete the application process online?

The application is completed online through My SchoolApp. The Admissions Director will be able to send you the link to the application.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, a limited amount of financial assistance is available for families who qualify. You can find more information about how to apply for financial aid under the Admission tab. We use a 3rd party vendor, FAST. 

Are there any assessments involved?

There is not a specific entrance assessment. The documents we collect during the admission process and meeting with the student and family provides enough valuable information to make a decision.

Are there any fees associated with applying?
Yes, there is a $100 non-refundable application fee.
When will I find out if my student has been accepted to Fairmont Prep?


For students applying to the 2020-2021 academic year, the admissions office at Fairmont Preparatory Academy reviews applications every two weeks, and decision letters are sent to families via email.

For our students that apply by our priority application deadline of  1/15/2021, for the 2021-2022 school year, acceptances will be delivered the first week of February 2021. After our application deadline, the admissions office reviews applications every two weeks, and decision letters are sent to families as we determine whether space is available for the fall semester.

What is the cost of tuition?
All tuition and fee information, including our three different payment options, can be found and downloaded on our website.

Transportation

Fairmont Private Schools provides transportation services throughout Orange County and surrounding areas. Maintaining the highest safety standards, we operate our own fleet of buses and vans.

Due to COVID-19 and reduced ridership, Fairmont is suspending Transportation services until further notice. Contact your Campus for carpool and rideshare options.