Fairmont Preparatory Academy

Fairmont Preparatory Academy is part of the Fairmont Schools group, Orange County's oldest and largest secular, co-educational preschool - 12th grade private school.
Fairmont has been voted Best Private School in Orange County seven years in a row!
Fairmont Prep offers an experience that is truly unique in providing multiple high-level academic specializations, including International Baccalaureate, Advanced Science & Engineering, International Businees, and Advanced Math programs.
A low student-to-counselor ratio -- 76:1 Fairmont vs. 760:1 California average -- means students receive exceptional one-on-one support throughout their high school experience.
"The Prep" boasts a vast repertoire of athletic, arts, and extracurricular opportunities, providing students with many places to engage, thrive, and develop meaningful connections.
93% of graduates are accepted to the nation's top 100 universities.
By the time they graduate from Fairmont Prep, students are prepared as globally-aware citizens, ready to excel at highly competitive colleges and in life.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 433 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,630
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1993
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Varies - visit www.fairmontschools.com/summer/
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
433 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Fairmont Preparatory Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
24 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
2D Art and Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Government and Politics: United States, Human Geography, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art 3-D Design, United States History, World History
Average SAT score
1154
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Crystal Garcia

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
45 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Agape Belize Cure Club, AI Research Club, American Red Cross Club, Anime Club, ASB, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Club, Biocycle, Chess Club, Children International, Coding Club, Comedy Club, Dance Club, Dream Foundation, Economics Club, FBLA, Film Club, Future Medical Professionals Club, Global Discussion Club, Hiking Club, Husky Howl, Interact Club, Junior Statesmen of America, Life Skills Club, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Marketing Club, Minecraft Club, Muslim Student Association, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, O.C. Cares, Ping Pong Club, Robotics, Sci-IY, Speech and Debate Team, Student Alliance Against the Mental Illness Stigma, UNICEF, Vietnamese Culture Club, We Art the People, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Gallery Club, CADD Band, Choir, Theater, Visual And Performing Arts Enrichment

School Notes

  • 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 has been voted "Best Private School" in Orange County for seven consecutive years.
  • At Fairmont Preparatory Academy our mission is clear; create confident leaders and lifelong learners who will thrive in college, and throughout their lives. We achieve this by:
  • Today`s students must cultivate a wide-range of knowledge, experience, and real-world skills in order to compete in a rapidly-changing world. Fairmont Prep students build a solid academic and social foundation while at the same time developing strong character traits and cultural understanding.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (17 reviews)
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I have been teaching at the Prep now for almost three years. I have never seen a more supportive and responsive administration. Especially towards extracurriculars. They whole heartedly believe in their faculty and encourage them to innovate wherever and whenever they can. The students at the Prep are some of the kindest, well behaved, creative and academically driven I have seen. I feel luck to be part of such a cohort.
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I have been an international student at Fairmont for 2 years now. I applied to many private high schools in California, but I chose to come to the Fairmont Preparatory Academy, for several reasons: students from various cultures, supportive teachers, several academic classes (also AP classes), opportunity of living in the dormitory, and opportunity to be involved in many extracurricular activities. My favorite activity in Prep is called the "Around the World Week." It happens for a week, and it gives chances to all students to learn and teach about different cultures from different countries. This event is one of my favorite activities because it was a great chance to learn about countries and their cultures, yet I became aware of culture customs. I would recommend to come to Fairmont because of the engagement to the community, open of being different, family gathering like relationship among students, and most importantly, a great chance to learn about America as an international student.
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I've been part of Fairmont for 7 years. In this school, I don't just feel like another name on my teacher's roster. The teachers and Fairmont in general really care about our success. Fairmont is really like a family! Similar to a family, Fairmont wants to help you grow and succeed. Fairmont is super well-rounded as it has many programs to fit your students' every academic need! Specifically for science, there's the Advanced Science and Engineering Program (ASEP). Personally, ASEP has definitely strengthened my love for science. This program helped integrate my passion for science into the current world we live in. Fairmont also has the International Business Program (IBP). IBP gives students a background in business so they can perform well at the college level. Overall, Fairmont is there for the students by providing programs, activities, and classes that fit all their interests!
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Ever since I was in 4th grade, I have been enjoying my time at Fairmont and am now a freshman at the preparatory academy. All of the students and teachers are nice here, and make it truly a friendly environment. The food services are healthy and also better than most public schools. On top of that, there are many high level academic courses here at Fairmont, making it an ideal choice for those who want to go above and beyond. Overall, as a freshman my experience at the preparatory academy has been great so far!
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I have been at Fairmont Private Schools for around 9 years, ever since I was in 1st grade. From a multitude of programs and classes that I've taken throughout the years, I can surely say with experience that there a presence of quality and amazing academic learning. Being part of ASB, in the ASAP program, and in other extracurricular activities brought to me by this school has enabled my overall self-esteem and personalities. Thanks to Fairmont, I've applied these traits to my everyday life, so I give a high rating!
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I have been attending Fairmont since 6th grade, where I started at the HAC campus and then moved to the Prep for high school. I choose to come to the Prep because my parents and I were interested in the different programs they offer. My favorite thing about the Prep is how friendly everyone is. I joined the girls volleyball team during the summer and instantly made friends with everyone on the team, and everyone was so friendly and inviting. The same experience happened when I joined ASB during my freshman year. I would recommend other students to enroll at the Prep because you will gain a great education and meet new people from all over the world.
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I've been a student at Fairmont Prep for 4 years now and I love how close the teachers and students are. It's really nice to have such a small school because you get to know the majority of the students but also you can't really get lost on campus! The reason I came to the prep was that I heard about how good the academics were and how much support you can get from a teacher, student, coach, and basically anyone from Fairmont! For me, it really caught my eye since I sometimes need extra help on projects, tests, or homework. My favorite thing to do at the prep is to play basketball. I have been on the girls' varsity basketball team since my freshman year and I love it when other students cheer us on and support us every time we have a game. I would recommend for students to enroll at the prep because there are many different support systems here at the prep for absolutely anything. If you are struggling with anything I feel like there is always someone to talk to or helo you out. Also, the extracurriculars and classes are amazing and students always find something they like doing!
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I have been a student at Fairmont for an amazing 8 years. After attending Fairmont's Historic Anaheim K-8 school, I chose to attend Prep because of the seamless transition between the vigorous curriculum in middle school and the new high school learning experience. At Prep, I am able to juggle Varsity Volleyball, ASB, yearbook, and many more activities while still saving time for academic excellence! By far, my favorite experience at Prep was our homecoming. Just the sheer amount of school spirit and support is enough to make me feel at home! I would recommend other students to enroll here mainly because of the accepting community we have here. Everyone has a friend, a mentor, and a coach. If you are looking for a highschool experience filled with academic vigor, extracurricular excellence, and community relationship, I highly recommend Prep!
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I have been part of the Fairmont family for around 8 years now. After attending a different private elementary school, my parents have looked around and found Fairmont would be a much better fit for me. Safe to say, it most definitely was. I have found the best friendships and created extremely strong bonds with past and current teachers. At Fairmont Prep, I am part of the International Business Program, International Baccalaureate, Associated Student Body, and many other organizations. Being part of many leadership roles in these organizations has been so beneficial to my personal growth. I believe that is one of Fairmont's greatest strengths because students at Fairmont are able to create long-lasting relationships with their forever family.
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I've been here for 14 years. It's a great academic community. The student's success is at the core of everything we do!
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As an employee for over 9 years I know this review will be biased, but I'd like to think it is honest. What sets Fairmont apart is the sincere focus on each individual student. Whether they want to take the most challenging courses available (of which there are plenty) or they wish to focus their efforts elsewhere, Fairmont has them covered. We're small enough to pivot quickly (as seen with COVID) and provide an opportunity for students to be scholars, athletes, debaters, volunteers, artists, involved in student government and so much more. I am always impressed by our students and what they are able to accomplish.
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I have been a teacher at Fairmont Preparatory Academy for over 10 years now. After an international career in manufacturing and business, I earned my credentials (mathematics, physics, French) at Cal State Fullerton. I tried to work in a few places in Orange county but always ended being disappointed by the education provided. Teaching at the Prep is very rewarding. Teachers are given a large autonomy that allows us to deliver a pertinent, challenging curriculum. From basics classes to AP or IB courses, our students are being challenged and well prepared for college. They are exposed to advance material from very knowledgeable teachers; most of us have had prior careers and can include personal experiences in our lessons. Students are encouraged, and supported, in trying new activities. For example, a few years ago a group of my students wanted to "play" with robots during their free time. This has led to create a FIRST Robotics team at our school, followed soon by other similar programs in our K-12 campuses. This is only one example of the many activities that are offered to our students. And if they cannot find an existing one, they will certainly be able to find mentorship and support to add their favorite hobby.
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I have been a Fairmont student for 3 years now. I chose to come to Fairmont Prep because I had a great experience at the Fairmont middle school campus. My favorite thing about the Prep is the sense of community. The small student population allows everyone to get to know each other. It's also super easy to get involved. I would recommend other students to enroll at the Prep because it is a great school with a plethora of advanced courses and activities to choose from.
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I have been at the Prep for about 3 years and have had an amazing experience as an international student! I got to know about the school through an advising center in Vietnam. At Fairmont, my favorite thing is to join various clubs and teams as it helps me to narrow down my passion and interests. Fairmont definitely has a welcoming environment as faculties are very caring and the students are smart and friendly!
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One of the best school, great academics, good extra circulars, awesome team spirit and sports !
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Fairmont is the best private school in Orange County - in all disciplines! You get the best education in a safe environment that will last a lifetime...-OM-
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I would give this school a 5 star . It had everything my children need to build their knowledge thru academics as they are the only schools to offer IB STEM and AP classes with free after school help . Apart from the academics the number of electives , community service org, they also have very good sports teams and clubs. I feel my children are being rounded off to be great citizens because of the amazing support of teachers and staff .I moved 4 hours just so my kids could go to this school and I think its worth every penny ,time and energy after searching for a good well rounded HS. My oldest just graduated yesterday and there is nothing but pride. And gratitude to the school . Thanks fairmont . You are the best!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 433 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,630
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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