Fairmont Preparatory Academy

  • Fairmont Preparatory Academy has been voted best private high school in Orange County!
  • Fairmont Preparatory Academy offers rigorous academics and a well-rounded curriculum.
  • This includes our distinctive International Business Program, International Baccalaureate Diploma, Advanced Science and Engineering, Advanced Math, Visual and Performing Arts, Athletics, and much more.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1993
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students583 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Fairmont Preparatory Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, Government and Politics: United States, Human Geography, Mandarin, Music Theory, Physics C: Electrical & Mechanical, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art 2-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, United States History, World History
Average SAT score1154
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBadmintonBaseball,
Cross CountryFootball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, ASB, Debate, FBLA, Film Club, Habitat for Humanity, Key Club, Kidworks, Model United Nations, Physics Club, Red Cross Club, Robotics, The Dessert Club, UNICEF, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club

School Notes

  • 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 five consecutive years.
  • We Provide Students with the Resources to Pave Their Paths To Success
  • 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:
  • Creating individualized learning for students to pave their path toward success.
  • Specialized academics: Advanced Science and Engineering Program (ASEP), International Business Program (IBP), International Baccalaureate Programme (IB), Advanced Math, and 25 AP courses.
  • Individualized college counseling beginning in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade with 8 counselors on staff.
  • Offering access to opportunity; students may participate in over 46 clubs, 15 varsity sports, and over 50 activities and events throughout the year that encourage them to stretch their minds.
  • A vibrant and diverse campus that encourages acceptance and teaches empathy.
  • 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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    (714) 754-1175
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  • Orange
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    7.8 miles
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    (714) 998-5151
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  • Anaheim
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    0.7 miles
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    Anaheim, CA 92801
    (714) 995-1800
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  • Newport Coast
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    19.4 miles
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    16.5 9-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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