Fairmont History

Five Decades of Academic Excellence

Fairmont Private Schools has been providing students in Orange County with a superior education since it was first opened by Kenneth W. Holt in 1955 at the site that is now the Historic Anaheim Campus. Fairmont has grown significantly since then — now with four campuses in Orange County and international programs in Asia — enriching the lives of thousands of families and opening doors for students to attend top colleges and universities.

Fairmont Preparatory Academy was established in 1993, and over the years, our specialized programs have helped students to pave their own paths and prepare them for college and the careers they wish to pursue. Our exceptional group of educators helps to make sure each student receives the necessary attention and preparation he or she needs, and our commitment to excellence doesn’t go unnoticed — Fairmont Private Schools has been voted “Best Private School” in Orange County in Parenting OC’s Readers’ Choice Awards for three consecutive years.

Rich In Cultural & 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.

Accreditations

Fairmont Preparatory Academy is WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and AdvancED accredited. International students who attend classes on the Fairmont Prep campus in Anaheim, California, will participate in WASC and AdvancED accredited programs. Please note, however, that the Fairmont International School program is operated outside the U.S. and is separate and distinct from Fairmont Preparatory Academy. Fairmont International School is not WASC accredited, but is accredited by AdvancED.