Fairmont Schools - San Juan Capistrano

Fairmont San Juan Capistrano 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!
The Farimont campus in South Orange County, SJC capitalizes on Fairmont's acclaimed curriculum, guiding students through individual academic, emotional, and social journeys every step of the way.
SJC has the distinction of being one of only a handful of private schools in Orange County to provide the full continuum of grades (P-12) on one campus.
It is also home to Fairmont Athletic Academy, an innovative program that incorporates training for elite middle school athletes into the course of their regular school day.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,440
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Upcoming Events and News

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  • Fairmont Athletic Academy: The Solution for Elite Middle School Athletes - 05/11/2021
    Fairmont`s Athletic Academy paves the way for middle school elite athletes to receive training, conditioning, and sports-specific skill-building - all during the course of their regular school day.
  • Fairmont Report Card, 2020! - 05/10/2021
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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
250 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Fairmont Schools - San Juan Capistrano Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
2D Art and Design, 3D Art and Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, English Language & Composition, English Literature and Composition, Government and Politics: US, Physics 1, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, United States History, World History
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Varies by Grade Level: Preschool (3 half days): $8,350, Preschool (5 half days): $10,880, Preschool (3 full days): $11,560, Preschool (5 full days): $15,140, PreK (5 half days): $11,590, PreK (5 full days): $15,140, JK - 5: $17,440, 6 - 8: $19,700, 9 - 12: $21,620
Admissions Director
Helen Mallette


Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

  • Fairmont San Juan Capistrano honors the uniqueness of each child -- meeting students where they are and providing opportunities to grow.
  • Through small class sizes and individualized instruction, children advance to working a grade level ahead of peers in other programs.
  • With programs that begin in preschool and culminate with a high school diploma, Fairmont SJC is one of the few Orange County schools where students can experience an education from start to finish.
  • High caliber academics plus world-class sports training -- students benefit from both at the SJC campus. Hockey, soccer, wrestling, volleyball, and our state-of-the-art Athletic Academy offer athletes unparalleled opportunities.
  • Fairmont SJC offers a balanced education. It combines time-honored fundamentals with innovative approaches to learning -- balancing intellectual growth with social and emotional wellbeing.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,440
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Orange County, CA is $11,130 for elementary schools and $17,232 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orange County, CA is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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