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Education

Fairfield Public Schools

Fairfield has a top-notch public school system for students in grades K-12. In addition, the town, through the Continuing Education Program, offers a variety of programs including GED and ESL classes as well as an array of evening programs. Fairfield is enriched by the presence of two universities, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University, a variety of private and parochial schools from grades k-12, and a number of preschool options for the little tykes.

Universities

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
http://www.fairfield.edu/

Fairfield is a comprehensive Jesuit university that prepares undergraduates, graduate and continuing education students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states, 46 countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the university's six schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, School of Engineering, Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, School of Nursing and University College. Fairfield University is a valuable contributor to the region, serving as a cultural and intellectual center as well as graduating students who are well-prepared, talented individuals ready to make a lasting contribution to the greater community.  

Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825
203-371-7999
http://www.sacredheart.edu/

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. Approximately 6,000 students attend the University’s four colleges: Arts & Sciences; Education & Health Professions; University College; and the AACSB-accredited John F. (Jack) Welch College of Business. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its “Best 371 Colleges: 2010” and “Best 301 Business Schools: 2010” and U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the North in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” publication. As one of just 23 institutions nationally, SHU is a member of the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ (AAC&U) Core Commitments Leadership Consortium, in recognition of its core, “The Human Journey.” SHU fields 31 division I athletic teams, and has an award-winning program of community service. 

Private and Parochial Schools

Independent and Parochial schools in the town of Fairfield have been invited to submit information for inclusion in the town home page. Not every school has taken advantage of this invitation.

Every effort has been made to include accurate information, however, the Town cannot guarantee the contents of each entry. The listing of a school is not an endorsement by the Town. Please contact the school directly with any questions.

High Schools

Fairfield College Preparatory School
1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824-5157
203-254-4200
www.fairfieldprep.org
rperrotta@fairfieldprep.org
Principal:  Dr. Robert A. Perrotta, J.D., EdD  
President: Rev. John J. Hanwell, S.J.
Grades: 9 - 12
Affiliation: Division of Fairfield University Corporation and Affiliated with the Jesuit Order
Accreditation/Approval: NEASC, State of Connecticut
Enrollment: 900 male students 

Notre Dame Catholic High School
220 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825
203-372-6521
www.notredame.org 
info@notredame.org 
Principal: Rev. William F. Sangiovanni 
Grades: 9 - 12
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Diocese of Bridgeport) - College Preparatory
Accreditation/Approval: NEASC and State of Connecticut
Enrollment: 650

Elementary/Middle Schools

Eagle Hill-Southport
214 Main Street, Southport, CT 06890
203-254-2044
www.eaglehillsouthport.org 
info@eaglehillsouthport.org 
Principal: Len Tavormina, Headmaster 
Grades: Ungraded  (1-10)
Affiliation: n/a
Accreditation/Approval: CAIS, CT State Department of Education
Enrollment: 110 

Fairfield Country Day School
2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-2723 
www.fairfieldcountryday.org
admissions@fcdsmail.org
Headmaster:  John R. Munro, Jr
Grades: K-9
Affiliation: Independent
Accreditation/Approval: NAIS/CAIS
Enrollment: 265 

Great Beginnings Montessori Elementary School
148 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
203-254-8208 
Fax:  203-254-8290   
www.greatmontessori.com
admin@greatmontessori.com
Head of School:  Cynthia Burnim
Grades: Pre-K, K-6
Affiliation: American Montessori Society, Montessori Schools of CT
Enrollment: 90 

Hillel Academy
1571 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Phone:  203-374-6147
Fax: 203-374-2162
http://hillelacademy.weebly.com/ 
info@hillelacademy.org 
School Administrator: Mrs. Nancy Fitzpatrick
Grades: 3 yr old nursery - eight
Affiliation: Jewish
Accreditation/Approval: State of Connecticut
Enrollment: 35

Our Lady of the Assumption School
605 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
203-334-6271  
http://assumptionschoolfairfield.wordpress.com/
schoolbulldogs@aol.com 
Principal: Ms. Gerrie M. Desio 
Grades: Pre-K  3 & 4 to Gr. 8
Affiliation: Diocese of Bridgeport
Accreditation/Approval: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and State of Connecticut
Enrollment: 300

St. Thomas Aquinas School
1719 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
203-255-0556
http://www.stasonline.net/pages/STAquinasSchool
info@stasonline.net
Principal:  Miss Patricia E. Brady
Grades: Pre K - 8
Affiliation: Diocese of Bridgeport, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church
Accreditation/Approval: Diocese of Bridgeport, State of Connecticut, NEASC
Enrollment: 400

The Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
203-336-3801
www.unquowa.org
info@unquowa.org
Principal: Sharon Lauer, Head of School
Grades: Preschool - Grade 8 
Affiliation: National Association of Independent Schools, Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Fairchester Group of Independent Schools, Educational Records Bureau
Accreditation/Approval: Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Enrollment: 178 

Preschools and Daycare Centers

The Fairfield Public Library provides information as a public service on state licensed, group nursery schools and day care centers serving the town of Fairfield. Every effort is made to record the information accurately. Because we must rely on the participating organizations to update their information, no guarantees can be made that all information is correct. The posting of information is not an endorsement by the Library or the Town. Every effort has been made to include accurate information, however, we cannot guarantee the contents of each entry. The listing of a school is not an endorsement by the Town. Please contact the school directly with any questions.