Fairmont Backs Up Promise with Commitment to Convert High School Tuition into College Funding
ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fairmont Private Schools, Orange County’s largest and oldest nonsectarian private school, is boosting the return on investment in education with the Fairmont College Promise, which guarantees that Fairmont Preparatory Academy graduates will be accepted to and receive scholarships for tuition at the Top 100 U.S. colleges or universities. The school also says it will convert up to 100 percent of tuition paid to attend its high school into a scholarship to the college of choice if the Promise is not met.
For 2017, 91 percent of Fairmont’s graduating seniors who applied were accepted to the Top 100 colleges and universities, as defined by U.S. News & World Report. They also received nearly $2.3 million in renewable merit-based scholarships — an average of $15,000 per student per year. The Promise is built on Fairmont’s track record for successfully placing students – including A, B and C students — at top schools.
“Fairmont delivers an unparalleled education that provides students a pathway to attend top national and regional colleges with significant scholarship funding. Our decades of experience helping transform students into exceptional scholars and community leaders are evidence that the Fairmont approach works. I am now backing up our offering with the Fairmont College Promise,” said David Jackson, president and CEO, Fairmont Private Schools.
Fairmont aims to help more students achieve academic success and college admissions. The school’s 40:1 student-to-counselor ratio allows advisors to build a meaningful rapport with every student. Fairmont’s college counseling offers an individually-driven approach to match students with the most appropriate fit for an area of study to realize their college and career dreams.
“It is uncharted territory for a private school to offer such a courageous commitment to its students. Fairmont graduates attending Chapman University come to us energized, organized, well-rounded and ready to tackle rigorous curriculum. We have seen the difference a Fairmont education makes for students and enjoy partnering with their college counselors,” said Daniele C. Struppa, Ph. D., president, Chapman University.
Students must meet requirements related to academic performance, attendance and citizenship and must be enrolled from 7th-12th grade. Benefits are awarded on a sliding scale based on academic performance and length of enrollment (those enrolled longer qualify for a larger benefit). For example, students ranking in the top quartile and attending Fairmont since preschool can receive up to 100 percent in the form of a scholarship if the Promise is not met. Even students in the fourth quartile (bottom 25 percent of class) are guaranteed acceptance to a Top 200 college or university.
Fairmont College Promise Formula
Full details on benefits can be found here: www.fairmontschools.com/promise.
A Vision Towards the Future
“A Fairmont education is inclusive and diverse. Our multidisciplinary approach can help boost high-performing students as well as those students for which learning does not come as easily. Combining academic rigor with dedicated faculty and low student-to-teacher and counselor ratios means we can deliver a tailored experience for each student,” Jackson said.
In addition to the Fairmont College Promise, the school offers financial needs-based assistance for preschool through 12th grade as well as transportation services for extended communities. Fairmont partners with schools around the world to offer an international curriculum as well as an immersion program for international students. For more information about these unique student experiences, visit www.fairmontschools.com.
About Fairmont Private Schools
Founded in 1953, Fairmont Private Schools is the oldest and largest network of private schools in Southern California and Orange County. Fairmont Private Schools has three preschool-8th grade campuses in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and North Tustin. Fairmont Preparatory Academy in Anaheim serves 9th-12th grade students. From preschool through high school, Fairmont prepares students to succeed in college and challenges them to become exemplary citizens of a global society. Voted Best Private School in Orange County in 2016 and 2015 by readers of ParentingOC. For more information: www.fairmontschools.com.