Fairfield Public SchoolsFairfield Public Schools

Fairfield has a top-notch public school system for students in grades K-12. 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.


Fairfield UniversityFairfield University 2
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

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 UniversitySacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825

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
Fairfield Prep1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824-5157203-254-4200
rperrotta@fairfieldprep.orgPrincipal:  Dr. Robert A. Perrotta, J.D., EdD  
President: Rev. Thomas M. Simisky, 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 DameNotre Dame Catholic High School
220 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825
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

The Southport School
214 Main Street, Southport, CT 06890
Principal: Len Tavormina, Headmaster 
Grades: Ungraded  (1-10)
Affiliation: n/a
Accreditation/Approval: CAIS, CT State Department of Education
Enrollment: 110 

FCDS-crest-logo-smFairfield Country Day School
2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Fax: 203-259-3249
Head of School: Margot Pearce
Grades: K-9
Affiliation: Independent
Accreditation/Approval: NAIS/CAIS
Enrollment: 210 

Great Beginnings Montessori Elementary School
148 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Fax:  203-254-8290
Director of School:  Karen Cusanelli
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
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
Principal: Mr. Steven Santoli
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
Fax: 203-255-0596
Please contact our staff with any questions
Principal:  Mr. Steven Anderson
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

cmprs-unquowa-crest-standard-1color-greenThe Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Fax: 203-336-3479
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.