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Fairmont Student Among Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

Fairmont Private Schools - North Tustin Campus student Nadia A. was named a Top 300 Broadcom MASTER last month in the competitive STEM competition. Nadia was nominated for the competition after placing second at the Orange County Science Fair in her category. Nadia...

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Hurricane Relief: Fairmont Campuses Collect Donations

Fairmont Private Schools' campuses put Character Counts into practice in the weeks following Hurricane Harvey. All four campuses each put their own unique take on fundraising and partnering with schools in the Houston area. Fundraising for hurricane relief efforts...

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Meet Our New Junior High Counselor

Fairmont Private Schools welcomes a new addition to the Fairmont counseling team, Mrs. Naomi Shibley. As our new junior high counselor, Mrs. Shibley will be reaching out to 5th through 8th grade students to ensure that they have the best educational experience...

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Fairmont Voted Best Private School Three Years in a Row!

Voted Best Private School In Orange County Fairmont Private Schools is thrilled to announce it has been voted 'Best Private School' in Orange County for the third year in a row! Fairmont took first place in all three private school categories in the 15th Annual...

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Fairmont College Promise Featured on ABC7

Last month, Fairmont Private Schools had the privilege of being interviewed on ABC7's Eyewitness News. Fairmont President David Jackson and Senior Vice President and Fairmont Prep Headmaster Robert Mendoza joined the Eyewitness News team to discuss the Fairmont...

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AdvancED Gives Fairmont a Rave Review

Fairmont Private Schools received its official accreditation from AdvancED. The accreditation, which involved an exhaustive review process last spring, reaffirms Fairmont’s commitment to being the best school. It reflects Fairmont’s efforts in maintaining overall...

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Fairmont Speech & Debate Excels at National Competition

The Fairmont Prep Speech & Debate team finished the 2016-2017 season with an astounding victory, winning a national title in one division, and finishing second in another. The team of North Tustin 8th graders Harashri S. and Hitakshi S. earned a national...

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The Literacy Movement: Students Start Non-Profit

Four Fairmont Preparatory Academy students came together earlier this year, taking a huge leap into the unknown to create their own non-profit organization, The Literacy Movement. The organization was created by students Lauren J., Camille M., Savana Z., and Kellen Z....

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EPICS Students Give Back to Community

During the spring semester, Fairmont Preparatory Academy students installed their capstone EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects for the community health center Share Our Selves in Costa Mesa and for Habitat for Humanity Orange County. The purpose...

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Fairmont Prep Robotics Team: A Year in Review

Fairmont Preparatory Academy's robotics team, The Huskyteers, had a wonderful year! The team competed in three regional FIRST Robotics competitions (the most they're ever done in one year). They competed in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange counties. The team performed...

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Paper Roller Coasters: A Real Life Science Application

On April 24, our Fairmont Historic Anaheim Campus 8th graders gathered in the gym for the event of the year: paper roller coaster building. The annual event consists of students creating a roller coaster, made of paper and tape, with the goal of getting a marble...

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North Tustin Campus Cheer Team Places 2nd at Nationals!

Congratulations to our Fairmont North Tustin Campus Cheer Team for their second place win at nationals! The team traveled to Las Vegas in April for the competition, returning triumphantly with their second place title. The cheer team's journey to the competition began...

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Cardboard Boat Regatta: Physics Come to Life

On Friday, April 7, Historic Anaheim Campus students gathered for the grand finale of their spirit week, the Boat Parade and Regatta. The event split our junior high students into teams to build cardboard and tape boats that would face the ultimate test: the campus...

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Circuit Board Projects: A Real Life Science Application

Every year, our sixth grade teachers at Fairmont Private Schools - Historic Anaheim Campus teach their students about electrical circuits. To bring the lesson to life, the students are assigned the task of creating their own circuit boards in the form of a "quiz...

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AdvancED External Review Team Praises Fairmont

Fairmont Private Schools recently hosted an AdvancED external review team. The team spent a few days on our campuses talking with staff, parents, and students, and observing our classrooms. They were especially impressed with our teachers! "[The] instructional quality...

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A Look at Fairmont Private Schools’ Open House

From mid-January to the end of February, Fairmont Private Schools hosts an Open House at each of their four campuses. This past Friday marked the end of the 2017 Open House season with one last hoorah at the Historic Anaheim Campus. If you missed Open House this year,...

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Teacher Appreciation Week: How to Show You Care

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week at Fairmont Prep! Besides the old trope of giving your teacher an apple, how can you celebrate the educators in your life? Inspiring Desk Decor From a frame with an inspirational quote about education to a potted plant with a clever...

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Clean Classrooms and Healthy Kids

It’s that time of year when many people are sniffling and sneezing and doing their best to fight off or overcome a winter cold. While schools inherently have lots of little germs from lots of little kids, there are a few easy things that we do to keep things clean and...

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Homestay Students Tour University of Southern California

On February 3, eight of our Fairmont Homestay students attended a field trip to the University of Southern California (USC). The students toured the campus and heard from both student and alumni speakers. The speakers gave insight to life at the university and tips on...

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Fairmont Teacher Named Top in Orange County

Congratulations to Fairmont teacher Beverly Debreczeni who was named one of Parenting OC Magazine's 2017 Top 25 Teachers of Orange County! Mrs. Debreczeni is currently teaches junior high English and literature at Fairmont's Historic Anaheim Campus, and will be...

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Challenging Students to Become Fairmont Fit

Hundreds of scientific studies have unequivocally shown that individuals who are physically fit perform better both academically and on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, GRE, and the MCATS. Scientists have further shown that positive changes in fitness translate...

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Accelerated Reader Helps Students Thrive

Created by Renaissance Learning, Inc., Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computerized reading program where students' reading progress is measured and monitored through an online portal or desktop software. The AR system assigns a point value to each book within their...

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Fairmont Students Compete in WordMasters Challenge

A team representing Fairmont Private Schools achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge — a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The third grade team scored an impressive 171 points out of a possible 200 in the...

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How to Maximize Your Open House Experience

Open House season has arrived as private schools begin enrolling students and inviting new families to explore facilities, engage with teachers, and be welcomed into a new learning environment. Below are five tips to help make your Open House experience productive and...

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Fairmont Students Win Annual Poster Contest

On December 8th, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWDSC) hosted a student art exhibit and reception in Los Angeles. Fairmont 4th grader Victoria A. and 8th grader Kaitlyn K. were both winners of the annual water conservation poster contest with...

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Continuous Improvement through Professional Development

Fairmont Private Schools holds high expectations for our students to strive for continuous improvement and excellence. With one of Fairmont's core values embodying lifelong learning, we hold our faculty to the same expectation. Each year, with the coordination and...

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Fairmont Continues Growth Through Accreditations

Many public and private elementary schools, high schools, and universities are proud to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Many early childhood programs are proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of...

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North Tustin Campus Shines in CSUF Debate Tournament

During the weekend of October 14, the Orange County Debate League (OCDL) participated in a tournament at California State University, Fullerton. This tournament featured public forum (2-on-2 style), popular with the National Speech and Debate Association. Fairmont's...

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Homestay Families Gather for Chinese Cuisine

What happens when you bring together Fairmont's Homestay families and a table full of food? One successful feast! On October 29th, Homestay parents and students gathered at King Harbor Seafood Restaurant to share a meal together. As dish after dish landed on the...

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Making Memories with #FairmontFirstDay

In an effort to welcome Fairmont families back to school, parents were encouraged to post a picture on Facebook or Instagram of their student on the first day of school! On Tuesday, the photos flooded in from across Fairmont Private Schools using the hashtag...

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Historic Anaheim Campus Home to Badminton Champion

Historic Anaheim 8th grader Franco Lu is currently ranked 27th in the nation for badminton. Later this month, Franco will travel to Chicago, Illinois to compete in the 2016 SPBA Super Regional Tournament. Franco has been playing badminton for over seven years and...

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Student Art to be Displayed at Laguna Festival of Arts

The Anaheim Hills, North Tustin, and Historic Anaheim campuses submitted a combined total of 132 pieces of student artwork juried into the Imagination Celebration Exhibition. Eleven pieces, created by Logan Gorham (AHC), Sarah Teng (AHC), Anisha Bodar (AHC), Natalie...

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Kindergarteners Fundraise for Pacific Marine Mammal Center

The Anaheim Hills kindergarten classes have a long standing tradition of visiting the Pacific Marine Mammal Center for their spring field trip. The trip to the rescue center and lunch on the beach are one of the highlights of kindergarten. However, the  Anaheim Hills...

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Fairmont Debaters Return from Louisiana Tournament

This month, students from the Orange County Debate League participated in the Crescent City Debate League Tulane Tournament hosted by Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The tournament hosted 15 schools, 42 teams, and 125 students in competition. Seven...

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Historic Anaheim Students Debate at U.C. Berkeley

Over Presidents' Day weekend, two Fairmont junior high debaters traveled to the University of California Invitational at U.C. Berkeley, the largest speech and debate tournament in the western United States. Historic Anaheim students Jennifer Cresap and Jacob Gibbs...

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