The Fairmont Blog

Fun Summer Children’s Chapter Books

Summer is a fantastic time for your child to delve into the great wide world of fiction and chapter books. They'll have more time to read (Less homework!) and can set a goal of finishing a book series over the summer! Here are some favorite picks for a variety of...

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Activities to Do With Kids this Summer

Summer is well on its way, and your kids may be beginning to say those two dreaded words, "I'm bored." Great! A perfect time to introduce them to new activities and keep them learning. Encourage your kids to be productive over the summer with these five activities:...

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Father’s Day Ideas for Dad

Father's Day 2017 is upon us, and if you haven't started planning Dad's big day, Fairmont is here to help! Whether your dad is outdoorsy, a homebody, a social butterfly, or a diehard sports fan, this list has something for him. Beach Bonfire Take Dad down to the beach...

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Public vs. Private: The Benefits of Private School

You are going back and forth on whether to enroll your child in either a private or public school. The factors of costs, quality education, location, and personalized attention weigh in heavily as you determine the best fit for your child. The following facts and some...

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Talk to Your Child About “13 Reasons Why”

As summer begins and children have more free time in front of the screen, parents need to be aware of Netflix’s popular new show, 13 Reasons Why. Your pre-teen is probably aware of this teen drama about teenager Clay Jensen who finds a mysterious box on his doorstep....

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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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About Fairmont’s Preschool Program

Preschool is an exciting first step in a child's education. This first stage of Fairmont's Early Childhood Education program is for students who are two to four-years-old and potty trained. Our youngest students use AlphaTales and NumberTales books to develop a strong...

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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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Vote Fairmont for Best Private School!

Fairmont Private Schools has been voted the best private school in Orange County two years in a row in Parenting OC Magazine's Readers' Choice. Why should Fairmont win a third time? We think the amazing things our kids have done this year speak for themselves! [button...

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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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How to Study for Finals

What time is it? Summer Finals time! So close to summer, yet so far. The only thing keeping your kids from hours of sunshine and beach days are end of the year tests. It can be a stressful time, but we have some study tips for your children and advice for you to keep...

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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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Spread the Word About Fairmont!

Did you know you can review each Fairmont Private Schools campus on Great Schools, Google, Facebook, Yelp, Private School Review, and Niche? Take a break from reviewing your favorite restaurants to help others decide where to send their children to school. Spread the...

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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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School Bus Safety: The Safest Mode of Transportation

Your students' safety, including school bus safety, is one of our top priorities here at Fairmont Private Schools and thanks to the hard work of our bus drivers, our bus riding students are using the safest mode of transportation to get to and from our campuses....

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How to Teach Your Child “Commitment”

At Fairmont Private Schools, we have a set of values we teach all of our students to live by. One of those values is "commitment." It's important for children to learn that, once they've given someone their word, they are expected to follow through. Parents can teach...

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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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Healthy Breakfasts for Testing Days

As we near the end of the year, testing days are upon us. It's important every day that children have nutritious and healthy breakfasts, but on testing days the right foods can help students stay focused. Whole Grain Oatmeal - Top with Berries! Cereal on testing days...

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Celebrating Earth Day Year Round: How to Conserve

Earth Day is coming up on April 22. It offers an opportunity to teach children about the wonderful Earth we call home and how we can take care of it through conservation. Conservation efforts not only help our Earth, but can also lead to community service...

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A Look at Fairmont Private Schools’ Parent Association

If you're a parent at Fairmont Private Schools, you're part of our fantastic Parent Association. The Fairmont Parent Association (FPA) is made up of parents from all of our campuses with the goal to promote the general welfare of Fairmont Private Schools and to...

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Seven Things to Do with Your Family Over Spring Break

It's almost spring break! If you're lucky enough to have time off with your children during the break, plan some exciting activities for your family. The time will go by fast and that's all the more reason to make sure every minute of it counts. Hiking/Walks The...

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Four Benefits of Summer School

The weather is warming up and summer is right around the corner! Summer is an exciting time for students and families, but can also be hazardous for students' educational growth due to lack of learning new material and reviewing the old. Summer school is a sure fire...

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Five Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

New Friends Extracurricular activities give the chance for children to meet new friends outside of their classroom and, depending on the activity, outside of their immediate age group. This opens up a new world of friends and acquaintances, and ones that share their...

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Healthy (And Fun!) Recipes for Your Child’s Packed Lunch

Need some new healthy ideas for your children's packed lunch? We have you covered! These fun snacks will keep your kids smiling and eating healthy! Homemade Pop-tarts Ah, a kid favorite. A very sugary kid favorite. This recipe for homemade Pop-tarts kicks up the...

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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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A History of St. Patrick’s Day

This Friday is St. Patrick's Day. While we know to wear green and can expect the day to be full of four leaf clover decorations and tacky Irish themed t-shirts, you may wonder what the holiday actually celebrates. The holiday began in 5th century Druid Ireland as a...

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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 Brief History of Daylight Saving Time

It's almost time to spring forward again as we jump from 2:00 am to 3:00 am this Sunday, March 12. Though we gain coveted long summer days, we lose an hour of sleep in the process. Sure, we'll gain it back in November, but that doesn't help ease the next morning's...

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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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Benefits of Frequent Family Meals

In the state of California, 86.9% of families report they sit down for family meals often, according to a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service. While the statistic is encouraging, it would be wonderful if more families were able to find time for...

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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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Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Children

Get your child in the Valentine's Day spirit with these fun holiday themed activities! From crafts to baking to cuddling up on the couch for a magical night watching Disney movies, we have everything you need for a memorable Valentine's Day. Make Valentine's Day Cards...

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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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5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills

Reading is a complex process of the brain. Language acquisition begins very early in infancy as children begin to make sounds. As an infant’s brain begins to catalog and interpret sounds, the child creates the foundation of language and lays the groundwork for...

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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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Early Childhood Enrichment: Spanish

Beginning in pre-kindergarten, Fairmont students attend Spanish class once per week. In these early years, Fairmont's Spanish teachers focus on exposing students to basic vocabulary and common phrases, while introducing the culture of Spanish speaking countries. As...

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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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5 Effortless Games for Your Christmas Party

Spice up Christmas gatherings by organizing a few of these effortless party games that guests of all ages can participate in! Christmas Carol Charades - Divide guests into teams and act out the lyrics of your favorite carols. Christmas Movie Trivia - Create questions...

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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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Historic Anaheim Students Join Coding Club

In Mrs. Kelbaugh's regular elementary classes, students are learning computer science concepts like computer hardware, binary numbers, and more. So, why not coding? Currently, all of her students participate in some form of programming during their time in the...

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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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6 Handy Holiday Hacks for Parents

With the holiday season in full swing, save yourself some time and hassle by following several of these holiday hacks! Focus on spending time with your family and make lasting memories instead of sweating about the small stuff during the winter months. Make Room for...

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9 Classic Christmas Movies

‘Tis the season for holiday films! Pop the popcorn, heat some hot chocolate, and enjoy one of these great Christmas movies! A Charlie Brown Christmas (NR) Nominated to direct the Christmas pageant, then bossed out of his job by Lucy, Charlie Brown is sent to buy an...

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Thanksgiving Must-Reads for Families

The holiday season has arrived! Share the spirit and history of Thanksgiving with your child with these great children's books! Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage, Peter Arenstam Readers will learn about the realities of the Mayflower’s long voyage to...

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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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The Importance of Learning to Code

Computer code is the language of the 21st Century. It has invaded and transformed our lives in a multitude of ways, from communications and banking, to transportation, and even eating. Yes, microwaves are computers, too! An invisible language of streaming code...

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Fostering a Strong Work Ethic in Your Child

The development of a strong work ethic begins at home. In today’s world, success is based on academic achievement, character, and determination. A strong work ethic feeds into all three of these areas. Here are four steps for teaching your young child the value of...

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A History of Veterans Day

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 resulted in the end of “the war to end all wars.” The armistice agreement of World War I between the Allies and Germany led to the creation of a day celebrating peace and honoring those who fought...

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Early Childhood Enrichment: Technology

Technology is everywhere, and while limited screen time is best for young children, it is equally important that they are exposed to the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st Century. All early childhood students at Fairmont Private Schools are engaged with...

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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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A Grown-Up’s Guide to Halloween Night

"Trick or treat?" How you answer that question on Halloween night will impact your household’s reputation for the entire year. Children have a sixth sense when it comes to scouting out the best candy houses and are quick to discover which houses to swarm and which to...

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Early Childhood Enrichment: Physical Education

Each week, Fairmont Private Schools' Mr. Scott Butz and Mrs. Michelle Anderson teach physical education to Fairmont's youngest students. They engage children in fun exercises, teach them games, and provide experiences for students to develop confidence and...

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Early Childhood Enrichment: Art

Art has always been a special part of the early childhood experience. Many of us have great memories of donning a smock and getting messy with some paint. At Fairmont, we are so fortunate to have Mrs. Vogel sharing her passion for art with our young students. Each...

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Six Classic Children’s Mystery Series

Fall is a great time to start a new mystery series! Check out these titles at your local library! Nancy Drew, Carolyn Keene A mild-mannered teenager, Nancy Drew stumbles into mystery upon mystery and solves crimes with wit, gumption, and help from her trusty friends,...

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Preparing for Kindergarten: Building Listening Skills

Early childhood education teachers have observed six main skill sets that are common in children who successfully transition from preschool to kindergarten. The first of these skills is the ability to be a good listener. Good listening skills are vital, and children...

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Best DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

Halloween is only three weeks away! Does your little one still need a cute and clever costume? Check out these fun DIY get-ups guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser without breaking the bank! Photos Courtesy of Heavy, Day Out with the Kids, Breakers Resort Colorado, Bored...

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Classical Music and the Brain

For years, researchers have been searching for links between music and cognition. Many parenting resources suggest that playing classical music to your infant promotes brain stimulation and cognitive growth in hopes that the child will develop more efficiently in a...

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Manners Matter: Teaching Social Etiquette

All parents want their children to be well-behaved in social settings. The best way to help your child succeed in this area is to teach him or her proper etiquette and manners. Encouraging courteous behavior will help ensure your child respects peers and authority...

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The Importance of Sports & Physical Fitness in Students

In the pursuit of academic success, children sometimes need a break from the classroom and an opportunity to release pent-up energy. While academic success is no small feat, students who participate in at least one extracurricular physical activity are proven to reap...

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Help Your Child Learn a Second Language

Learning a second language can be a challenging and daunting experience for adults. Children, however, are linguistic sponges soaking up all the sounds and vocabulary necessary to decipher and transmit meaning. With a growing global ethos and more opportunity than...

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Take a Peak Inside a Fairmont Classroom

Fairmont teachers are constantly finding creative ways to engage students in the classroom! Working to reach each type of learner, Fairmont teachers create classroom environments that encourage, not only academic learning, but character growth, social development, and...

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How to Fall in Love with Your New School

The school year has begun and you’re the new kid at school. Adjusting to a strange building with unfamiliar faces can be tough, but one thing is certain: You won’t be the new kid forever! Here are five quick ways to make sure you have a successful and fun year at your...

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Why Participate in Fairmont’s Robotics Programs?

Beginning in 2nd grade and continuing to Fairmont Prep’s “Huskyteers” robotics program, Fairmont Private Schools is proud to maintain a program that provides students with valuable skills to carry through their academic careers, and into the future! Below are just a...

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Junior High

Fairmont Private Schools’ junior high program teaches students the organizational and study skills necessary for student success in higher education. We believe that preparation for high school involves much more than academics. Or professional, dedicated staff and...

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Back-to-School Acrostic Advice Poem

Fun is always to be had in the classroom. Always treat classmates and teachers with respect. Incorrigible students can always learn and grow. Running in the hallway is never a good idea. Mondays can be tough, but they don’t last forever. Offer assistance to younger...

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How to Teach Your Child About Money

It’s never too early to provide your child with a strong foundation of financial wisdom and guidance. Learning financial principles at a young age will set the stage for a smoother transition into adulthood. From making small purchases with his or her own money to...

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How to Prepare for Back to School

With family vacations and lazy days by the pool coming to an end, the new school year is just around the corner. Here are some great tips to prepare you family for the back-to-school routine: Sleeping Schedule - Children love summer because of the relaxed bedtime...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Preschool

Fairmont students thrive in a safe and secure learning environment, where passionate educators are committed to students’ academic, social, and character development. Our youngest Fairmont students benefit from programs that blend advanced academics, purposeful play,...

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Five Ways to Develop Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are essential to human growth and success. Providing your toddler as many resources as possible to train their bodies is incredibly beneficial for kindergarten preparation. In the classroom, children need to hold scissors and writing utensils...

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Summer Craft: Tin Can Wind Chimes

Materials: 6 - 8 Tin Cans (Clean, label-less, and of any size) Spray Paint (A variety of colors) Acrylic Paint (A variety of colors) Paint Brush Hammer Nail Thin Rope Matches or Lighter Scissors Embroidery Hoop or Lamp Shade Frame Spray paint the outsides of each tin...

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Encouraging Digital Citizenship

Young adults represent the majority of today’s digital citizens. Students are encouraged to display digital citizenship by maintaining a positive online environment when using technology. While teaching children to use good manners in the physical world is important,...

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10 Twitter Accounts for Young Adults

Today’s world has put immense value on connectivity and instant knowledge. Studies show that most Americans turn to social media for their source of news and information. If your student has begun to engage in social media, suggest some educational, yet fun, Twitter...

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Summer Craft: Grass Heads

Materials: Old tights or stockings Compost or potting soil Grass seed Rubber band Small flower pot Hot glue gun or craft glue Googly eyes, felt, etc. Place two to three tablespoons of grass seed into the toe of a stocking. Add enough compost or potting soil to fill...

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15 Hacks for Traveling with Kids

School is out and families are embarking on vacations and traveling adventures! While making memories as a family is important, traveling can be taxing. Take some of the stress out of your summer travel plans with these simple parenting hacks! Make sure your vehicle...

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4th of July Backyard Games

Get the whole family involved during your 4th of July cookout with these great backyard games! Bocce Ball Horseshoes Cornhole Ladder Golf   Croquet Limbo Sprinkler Images by The Pinning Mama & DIY...

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Keeping Kids Hydrated during Summer Months

With the hot days of summer come outdoor activities and the risk for dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. About 6,000 individuals are treated in emergency rooms each year for a heat illness sustained while participating in an outdoor recreational activity....

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Get Hooked on a Summer Book Series

Summer is a great time for kids and adults to do some fun reading. With long afternoons, travel lulls, and relaxing vacation days, get your elementary student hooked on a great book series! From listening to audiobooks during road trips to flipping through paperbacks...

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Five Summer Crafts for Kids

Looking to entertain and engage your kids over the summer? Break out the arts and crafts supplies and take a tip from Fairmont’s “The Art of Play” Pinterest board! Get crafty this summer with these fun, creative activities! Bird Feeder via The Resourceful Mama God’s...

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The Importance of Hobbies

People often need a productive distraction from the pressures of daily life. Deadline-free in nature, hobbies are a great solution because they allow participants to engage in the activity at their own pace. Encouraging your child to pursue a hobby is a great way to...

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Tips for Fighting Germs

Germs. They’re on every surface we touch and are quick to strike with an array of cold and flu viruses. Luckily, the transportation of germs is significantly slowed by frequent handwashing and the sanitizing of surfaces. Teaching your children - as early as possible -...

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Six Free Kid-Friendly Summer Activities in Orange County

The school year has ended and the backpacks have been stowed! Now what? Spend some time as a family and fill up those summer days with these free Orange County activities! Movie Mondays - Segerstrom Center for the Arts With free evening showings, the Segerstrom will...

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The Benefits of Snacking on Tomatoes

Home-grown or store bought, tomatoes are now in season and the selection abounds! Small or large (Cherry vs. Beefsteak variety), there’s a size and shape for everyone. Hundreds of different tomato varieties exist, and even colors can range from dark red to bright...

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10 Great Recipes for Kids in the Kitchen

Unassuming and ordinary, the kitchen might seem like an unlikely classroom. However, the kitchen acts as a hub of the American household, where family members mingle and munch together. Bringing your child into the kitchen not only teaches him or her necessary life...

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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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Orange County Debate League Awards

On December 13, 2015, the Orange County Debate League (OCDL) hosted two divisional events - the Blue Division Tournament in Buena Park and the Orange Division Tournament at Fairmont Preparatory Academy. The Historic Anaheim and Anaheim Hills novice teams competed in...

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Fairmont Debate Shines During October Tournaments

Congratulations to all of Fairmont’s debate students for their success in both high school and middle school competitions during the month of October! Fairmont is proud to host students as dedicated to the excellence and development of their craft as these. October...

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12th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview

College Fair Fairmont Prep Academy cordially invites Fairmont Junior High students and parents to attend Fairmont's 12th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview on October 13th. Gain a competitive edge in college admissions by meeting face-to-face with representatives...

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Introducing Preschoolers To Technology

These days, it’s easy to think of children as natural digital citizens. Take a look around and you will likely see kids of all ages masterfully using a smartphone or tablet on their own. However, children, especially those enrolled in preschool through early...

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How To Foster A Stronger Work Ethic In Your Child

The development of a strong work ethic begins at home. In today’s world, success is based on academic achievement, character, and determination. A strong work ethic feeds into all three of these areas. Here are four steps for teaching your young child the value of...

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Fairmont Launches Comprehensive Junior High Debate Program

Fairmont Private Schools believes debate competitions offer many exciting opportunities for students to grow confidence and develop essential skills for high school, college, and beyond. As our students continue earning awards and recognition at regional and national...

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Pentathlon Success … A Proud Fairmont Tradition

For more than 20 years, Fairmont Private Schools has had a first place team in Orange County's premiere academic competition—the OC Academic Pentathlon. This proud tradition is sustained by a dedicated group of teachers who help students master the key academic...

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Fairmont Anaheim Hills Pentathlon Team Wins First Place

The 6th Grade Pentathlon Team from Fairmont Anaheim Hills Campus earned a first place overall team finish at this year’s Orange County Academic Pentathlon held on May 2, 2015. Students received recognition for their big win at the Awards Assembly on May 21 in...

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Fairmont North Tustin Soars at Local Debate Championship

On May 9th, more than twenty Fairmont North Tustin students (grades 5 through 8) took part in the sixth annual Orange County Debate League Championship in Huntington Beach. In the midst of a very competitive field involving 15 other schools, 60 teams, and more than...

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Fairmont Cheer Squad Conquers Magic Mountain Tournament

When the Fairmont North Tustin Cheer Squad won first place over five competing all-star squads during this year's SHARP Cheer Competition at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the monumental achievement highlighted a successful year for the squad. From the beginning of the...

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Fairmont Prep’s Cierra Hall Named All-State

Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s Cierra Hall was named All-State by Cal-Hi Sports and is one of 20 players on the roster of the All-State First Team Sophomores. Averaging 19.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, Hall helped lead the Lady Huskies to the CIF 4A Girls...

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Junior High Debaters Take on High School Opponents

Fairmont Historic Anaheim Campus junior high students Jake Palmer and Kyle Kishimoto are making a splash in student debate circles across the nation. This two-member team competes in the public forum category of national high school level debate tournaments. Despite...

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Fairmont Prep Student Rides On Rose Parade Float

Fairmont Preparatory Academy junior Manveena Singh rode on the float "A Sikh-American Journey" during the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. Wearing her Girl Scout uniform, Manveena joined others in celebrating the contributions of...

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Fairmont Student Wins Carson Scholarship

Fairmont Anaheim Hills Campus student Channing L. recently received the honor of becoming a West Coast Scholar. She was among the 53 students recognized during the Carson Scholars Fund’s 2015 West Coast Banquet on March 24th. The student recipients represented...

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Fairmont Prep Athlete Receives Academic All American Title

Fairmont Preparatory Academy Junior Edgar Chin recently received the honor of Academic All American from USA Swimming. Edgar had a stellar sophomore year in the pool last season where he won his first CIF Division 4 Championship in the 100 Breaststroke. By recording a...

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Historic Anaheim Campus’s K-9 Fundraiser Featured on KTLA

Anaheim, CA; April 2, 2014 - Students of Fairmont's Historic Anaheim Campus were recently featured on KTLA for contributing $2,200 to the Anaheim Police Department's retired K-9 fund. News crews responded to the campus's generosity as a follow-up to the news story of...

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Class of 2014 Soars to An Exciting Future!

In May, Fairmont Private Schools saluted all 158 graduates of Fairmont Preparatory Academy's Class of 2014. Class of 2014 Highlights Graduates were accepted to more than 220 different colleges and universities across 35 different states, including the...

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Fairmont Prep Travel Week 2014-2015

In partnership with World Strides, Fairmont Prep Academy is excited to offer two amazing Travel Week destinations in Japan and Italy!  Travel Week trips will run January 3-10, 2015.  They are open to any enrolled Fairmont Prep student. If you have any...

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North Tustin Graduate Wins at Broadcom MASTERS

At the Broadcom MASTERS this week, Fairmont North Tustin graduate Sahar K. won the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for innovation in recognition of engineering excellence for her project on wildfire early warning systems using computer science. The project was developed...

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North Tustin Cheer Team Results

On March 16, 2014, Fairmont Private Schools' North Tustin Cheer Team wrapped up a very successful competition season, including several top regional wins and a top-10 finish nationally. At the final competition of the season, Best of the West in Long Beach, CA, the...

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Prep Academy Teacher Makes Top Teachers of OC List

Anaheim, CA - This February, Parenting OC magazine announced the names of teachers who had earned a spot on the list of Top Teachers of O.C. Fairmont Preparatory Academy eleventh and twelfth grade teacher Mrs. Jaya Leslie was selected along with 24 other local...

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Prep Volleyball Coach Wins Coach of the Year

Anaheim, CA; November 2013 - This fall, Coach Katie Kahlwiess was voted Coach of the Year for the San Joaquin League by her fellow league coaches. It is her first Coach of the Year award and her second year of leading the Lady Huskies Volleyball program. The team...

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Fairmont Prep Hosts Inaugural Economic Summit Event

Anaheim, CA - On Saturday, May 18, Fairmont Preparatory Academy will host its inaugural Economic Summit. The event program will consist of a debate by Fairmont's high school AP economics students on the topic: "resolved: that the Federal Reserve should continue its...

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Fairmont Private Schools Launches 60th Summer Program

Fairmont Private Schools is now accepting students for its 2013 summer program which includes an ACA-accredited day camp, summer school, and enrichment workshops and runs from June 17 to August 16. The program is open to the public and accommodates students from...

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Fairmont Prep Speech & Debate Team Excels in Competition

December 21, 2012; Anaheim, CA - Fairmont's high school introduced its new debate program in 2012 under the leadership of Dr. Matthew Brandstetter, Dean of Academics. Fairmont Preparatory Academy students compete in the National Forensic League against other local...

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Fairmont Private School Hosts Inaugural Fairmont Expo Event

What Fairmont Private Schools will bring all five of its Orange County campuses together in one location for the first time at the upcoming Fairmont Expo. This event will mark the launch of Fairmont’s 2011 Academic Report Card publication and will feature a...

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Over 60 Colleges Slated for 9th Annual College Fair

Fairmont Preparatory Academy in Anaheim invites the community to attend its 9th annual College Fair on Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Fairmont encourages students and their families to take advantage of this opportunity to gain a competitive edge in college...

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Fairmont Preparatory Academy Congratulates the Class of 2012

As the 2011/2012 school year winds to a close, Fairmont Preparatory Academy officially recognizes the Class of 2012 for its accomplishments and wishes its graduating seniors well, as 100 percent of 158 seniors head to college this fall. This year's seniors have blazed...

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Fairmont Celebrates Week of the Young Child

Fairmont Private Schools celebrates The Week of the Young Child April 10-16 with special projects and activities on its campuses to highlight the 2011 national theme: Early Years are Learning Years. The Week of the Young Child, now in its 40th year, is sponsored...

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Fairmont Preparatory Academy Congratulates The Class of 2011

As the 2010/2011 school year winds to a close, Fairmont Preparatory Academy officially recognizes the Class of 2011 for its accomplishments and wishes graduating seniors well, as 100 percent of 163 seniors head to college this fall. This year's seniors have blazed a...

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Fairmont Debaters Dominate OCDL Winter Classic

Teams from Fairmont Private Schools' three junior high debate programs competed successfully in Orange County Debate League's (OCDL) Winter Classic Debate Tournament on Saturday, February 5. Highest honors went to the Anaheim Hills campus for the second consecutive...

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Fairmont Debaters Place in MSPDP National Championship

Fairmont Private Schools Anaheim Hills and Edgewood campuses sent five teams of debaters to compete in the annual Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP) National Championship on April 16 at Claremont McKenna College. Competition was fierce in this "best of the...

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Fairmont Publishes Its Annual Report Card

This month, Fairmont Private Schools published its annual Report Card, a compendium of the school's academic outcomes, awards, and student achievements over the past academic year. The 20-page publication offers an overview of the comprehensive educational program,...

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Edgewood Fifth Grader Builds Award-Winning Robot

Congratulations to Nishant Chaturvedi, a Fairmont Private Schools Edgewood campus fifth grader, who was one of five local students to be recognized for his skill in robotics at the Southern California LEGOLAND Cup on December 5. The competition was part of the First...

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Read Mr. Cal’s Inspirational New Book

Sam Calavitta, long recognized as one of America's top high school math teachers, is the author of the new inspirational book, "Making a Difference: Award Winning Math Teacher Changes the World One Student at a Time." The book is now available from Shumway Publishing...

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Five Fairmont Students Honored at State Science Fair

Five eighth grade students from Fairmont Private Schools' participating campuses brought home awards in the 59th annual California State Science Fair held on May 17-18, 2010.  Three students placed in the top three, including Supriya A. Bhupathy, who won first...

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Fairmont Team Wins Regional Toshiba ExploraVision Award

For the second year in a row, a team from Fairmont Private Schools won their division in the Toshiba ExploraVision competition. Local television news crews covered the official awards ceremony on April 12 at the Fairmont Mable campus when Valerie Narumi, a fifth...

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Anaheim Hills Teacher Receives Prestigious NSTA Fellow Award

Congratulations to Fairmont Anaheim Hill’s science teacher Stephanie Conklin for being selected as an Amgen-NSTA Fellow in the National Science Teachers Association's New Science Teacher Academy.  She was recently featured in the Orange County Register for her...

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Fairmont Debaters Sweep Top Awards at OCDL’s Mable Meet

On Saturday, February 13, Fairmont's Mable campus hosted the Orange County Debate League (OCDL) for its third tournament of the season. Six schools from across the county, including 26 individual teams and 77 individual speakers, participated in the tournament, held...

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Fifth Grade Teacher Honored by Anaheim Ducks Foundation

Anaheim Hills fifth grade teacher Lori Matsunaga loves the Anaheim Ducks (almost as much as she loves her Fairmont Private Schools’ students.)  Both of her passions unite in a cause that recently honored her commitment to education and physical fitness with the...

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Lady Huskies Volleyball Team Competes in State Playoffs

For the first time in Fairmont Preparatory Academy history, the girls volleyball team went to the state playoffs.  Although they lost in a tie-breaker to Fresno Christian, coaches and players have dubbed this year the “miracle season.”  Why?  Because it seems that...

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Prep Medical Magnet Chair Honored by Stanford University

Fairmont has long attributed the success of its educational program to the exceptional knowledge and commitment of teachers and administrators.  This fall, Stanford University recognized a special member of the Preparatory Academy faculty who has given many young...

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Summer Heats Up with Fun, Educational Workshops

Fairmont Private Schools, Orange County’s premier private school, is currently enrolling for enrichment workshops and weekly summer camps.  From gourmet cooking and the secrets of investing wisely to how to write an A+ essay and excel on the AP Calculus exam,...

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Anaheim Hills Students Ace WordMasters Competition

Anaheim, CA - Five students representing Fairmont Private Schools Anaheim Hills campus recently won highest honors in this year's WordMasters Challenge-a national language arts competition entered by over 230,000 students annually, which consists of three separate...

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Fairmont Students Win Top Awards at Math Matters Competition

Anaheim, CA, May 27, 2009 - Saturday, May 23 was an exciting day for 15 Mable Campus fifth-graders who ventured to the 5th Annual Math Matters competition at Pacific Technology School in Santa Ana. The Accord Institute for Educational Research sponsored the national...

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Fairmont International Academy Receives WASC Accreditation

Anaheim, CA, May 26, 2009 - Fairmont International Academy (FIA) has recently received official word that it has achieved full initial accreditation as a Supplementary Educational Program for three years by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This...

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Fairmont Students Place in State Science Fair

May 20, 2009 - The 58th Annual California State Science Fair was held May 18-19 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. This year, the competition proved fierce as 965 participants from 374 California schools contended for top honors and awards totaling over...

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Students Create Non-Profit, Join Fight Against Cancer

Anaheim, CA - Feb. 26, 2009 — Both Esther Chung, 16, and Tomoko Nyunoya, 18, of Fullerton have had family members and close friends lose their lives to cancer. Becoming aware of the fragility of life and considering the possibility of loss, bonded the two young...

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Prep Academy Master Teacher Prestigious Siemens Award

Anaheim, CA - February 23, 2009 -- Dedication, commitment and exemplary service in education distinguished Fairmont Preparatory Academy Master Teacher Sam Calavitta from among his peers; he is one of 50 teachers, nationwide, awarded a 2009 Siemens Award for Advanced...

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Citron Campus Wins Anaheim Fall Festival Decorating Contest

For the second year running, Fairmont Private Schools' Citron Campus took home first place in the City of Anaheim's Fall Festival Business Decorating Contest.  The "Halloween Spook" theme featured original student artwork from each of Citron’s preschool and...

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Fairmont Mable Students Shine in WordMasters Challenge

June 2, 2009 - Three teams of students representing Fairmont Private School’s Mable campus recently won highest honors in the WordMasters Challenge-a national language arts competition entered by over 230,000 students annually, which consists of three separate meets...

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Math Teachers Prepare Students for Top Ranked Career

Anaheim, CA - Jan. 14, 2009 Through its accelerated math curriculum, advanced math track and Applied Sciences and Engineering Magnet, Fairmont Private Schools is preparing students for the highest ranked job, according to a study published this week by the Wall Street...

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Fairmont Prep Student Receives Perfect Score on AMC Math Test

Anaheim, Calif., March 1, 2009 — Fairmont Preparatory seventh grader, Mark Huang, is among a select group of students who received a perfect score on an annual mathematics test, which most recently attracted nearly 14,500 participants across the state and more than...

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Debate Team Takes Top honors

Anaheim, CA - December 22, 2008 – Winners all around, or that's what the atmosphere is like at the campus of Fairmont Private Schools, Anaheim Hills. The Fairmont Forensic Society Anaheim Hills Debate Team won top honors, including the Golden Gavel first-place award...

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Fairmont Private Schools Debate Teams Win Awards

Anaheim, CA - November 14, 2008 – Debate teams from Fairmont Private Schools Anaheim Hills' campus and Fairmont's Preparatory Academy won several honors at the St. Mark's Episcopal Showdown tournament in Upland November 1. Fairmont Prep Academy student Rosie Kaur won...

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Two Elementary Students Win Coastal America Ocean Art Contest

Anaheim, CA - July 11, 2008 – Two students from Fairmont Private Schools' Mable campus were honored last Thursday at the Aquarium of the Pacific's Coastal America Ocean Art Contest. Surpassing over 400 other entrants, Allison Cheung was the contest's 6th grade winner,...

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WASC Grants Edgewood Maximum Accreditation Renewal Term

Anaheim, CA - August 26, 2008 – Fairmont Private Schools announced today that its preschool-8th grade Edgewood campus has been awarded a six-year accreditation renewal term by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The renewal, which includes a mid-...

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Prep Academy to Expand High School Programs

Anaheim, CA - July 23, 2008 – Fairmont Private Schools announced today it will expand its Preparatory Academy's Medical Magnet, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement and Advanced Mathematics programs by transitioning its 7th-12th grade Prep Academy into an...

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Fairmont Offers Fun Programs to Engage OC Youth This Summer

Anaheim, CA – May 7, 2008 – This June, Orange County-based Fairmont Private Schools is launching a summer camp so cool that parents may soon be wishing they could attend school with their kids. Fairmont's 2008 Summer Program includes fun offerings such as Engineering...

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Citron Campus Promotes Kindergarteners to First Grade

Anaheim, CA - Teachers, families and friends gathered at Fairmont Private Schools' Citron campus on June 11 to celebrate the promotion of 57 kindergarteners to the first grade. With six campuses, Fairmont is Orange County's oldest and largest non-sectarian private...

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Fairmont Huskys Lead a Paw at Anaheim Graffiti Paint-Out

Anaheim, CA - Students and faculty at Fairmont Private Schools' Preparatory Academy gathered in various locations throughout Orange County last week to help their neighbors as part of the junior high's Community Service Summer Camp. The week's service included: ∞...

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Mable Team Wins Top Award at 6th Grade OC Academic Pentathlon

Anaheim, CA - May 29, 2008 – Fairmont's 6th graders have proven again that they're a formidable force. For the 15th year in a row, a team from Fairmont's Mable campus was awarded first place at the 6th grade Orange County Academic Pentathlon held on May 10 at Katella...

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137 High School Seniors Graduate From Preparatory Academy

Anaheim, CA - June 5, 2008 – Fairmont Preparatory Academy bid farewell to 137 graduating high school seniors at its 12th annual Commencement on May 29. Collectively, the Class of 2008 was awarded close to $1,000,000 in scholarship funds. "There is a very special...

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2nd Annual Fairmont Prep Academy Dance Festival

Anaheim, CA - I am excited to announce that the Dance Program hosted the 2nd Annual Fairmont Prep Academy dance ensemble. This years event was held at the La Mirada Performing Arts Theatre on April 4th 2008. The event was a huge success. The students worked and...

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Fairmont Students Shine at Regional Debate Competition

Anaheim, CA – May 5, 2008 – Students from Fairmont Private Schools' Anaheim Hills, Edgewood and Preparatory campuses demonstrated the private school advantage recently, collecting team, individual and school awards at the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP)'s...

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Prep Academy Wins Six Awards at Forum Music Festival

Anaheim, CA - On Saturday, April 26, Fairmont Private Schools' Performance Band, Concert Choir and Show Choir participated in the Forum Music Festival, a competition measuring the students' performances by the national and state standards for music. All three Prep...

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Edgewood Campus Student Debate Team Wins Awards

Anaheim, CA - November 4, 2008 – Fairmont Private Schools Edgewood Campus students competed in their first debate tournament of the season and won top honors. The 7-8th grade, 15-member team won a 3rd place overall school award, two team awards, and four of the top 10...

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Two Students Win National Art Contest

Anaheim, CA - September 4, 2008 – Two Fairmont students are riding a wave of success after winning the Coastal America Ocean Art Contest in Washington D.C., where their artwork will be on display at the grand opening of the Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian's...

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Prep Celebrates Homecoming with Fun-Filled Spirit Week

Anaheim, CA – Fairmont Preparatory Academy students began gearing up for Huskies Homecoming 2007 on Monday, October 15 and the spirited mood continued through to the Homecoming Dance on Sunday, October 21. Following a thundering Pep Rally on Friday, the Huskies...

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March Marked National Nutrition Month

Anaheim, CA - Fairmont Private Schools hummed with activity at lunchtime throughout March as campuses celebrated The American Dietetic Association's National Nutrition Month. The Schools' new food service provider, Nutrition Management Services Company (NMSC), set up...

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Fairmont Off to an Impressive Start in Debate League

Anaheim, CA - Twelve Fairmont Edgewood Campus students participated in their first middle school debate tournament on Saturday December 9th at Frisbie Middle School in Rialto, California. This event was sponsored by the Inland Valley Debate League (IVDL) and Claremont...

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Alyssa Cook Named Discovery Channel Young Scientist Finalist

Anaheim, CA – Fairmont Private Schools' Edgewood Campus in Santa Ana is proud to announce that eighth grade student Alyssa Cook has been selected as a finalist in the 2007 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC). One of only 5 students in the state...

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Cynthia Fraser & Megan Brown Make for A+ Mother-Daughter Duo

Anaheim, CA — Veteran educator Cynthia Fraser of Orange and her daughter Megan Brown of Corona have a lot in common: they are both left­-handed, they both teach first grade at Fairmont Private School's Edgewood campus in Santa Ana, and they share a passion for...

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Farimont Private Schools Hires New Dean of Academics

Anaheim, CA — As the result of a national search conducted over the summer, Dr. Laura Fisher starts the 2007 Fall term as Fairmont Preparatory Academy's new Dean of Academics. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Fisher and her husband have relocated to the City of Orange...

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Edgewood Campus Raises $1,310 for Breast Cancer Research

Anaheim, CA. – Fairmont’s Edgewood Campus raised $1,310 for breast cancer research during its annual Denim Day. This year’s Denim Day was extremely special to the Edgewood campus because the school was directly affected by the passing of one of its own teachers,...

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These Santas Ride Harleys, Not Reindeer

Anaheim, CA - As the group of Santas ride up the street not on reindeers but on motorcycles, the students' and patients' eyes widen along with the smiles on their fresh, beautiful and innocent faces. The Fairmont Private School's Holiday Charity Toy Drive tradition...

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Helping Hands

Anaheim, CA - Six Fairmont Prep Academy students are not out shopping this week for costumes in preparation for a Halloween Party. Instead, they are in Central America making a world of difference by performing community service work in Guatemala from October 1626....

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Rae of Sunshine

Anaheim, CA - At a private school that sends world­class students to top universities like Harvard, MIT and UCLA, the daily victories of the pint­sized students Rae Douglas welcomes to school each morning might seem insignificant. After all, many of her...

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The Ice Princess

Anaheim, CA ­­ While most adults are on a mission to acquire elegance, determination and both physical and mental strength, it is a mission that has been accomplished for Fairmont Prep Academy student Alyssa Pereslete, an Olympic-­caliber figure skater...

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Born Leader

Anaheim, Calif. – Only 100 students in the United States are recognized by the Eisenhower Scholar Society as “an outstanding student and future leader.” Ryan Ripper of Fairmont Private Schools’ Anaheim Hills campus is among that elite group for the second consecutive...

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The Magnificent Seven

Anaheim, CA - If a high school football team is undefeated at this point of the season, it has to be good. Some luck doesn't hurt. "No injuries, so far," said Anaheim coach Lanny Booher, whose team is 6­0. "That's huge. We've been lucky." Anaheim is one of seven...

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Worldy Travels

Anaheim, Calif. ­­ Some people believe that if a child is having too much fun, they are not learning. Fairmont Private Schools, on the other hand, believes that when students are touching, experimenting and learning about real­-life experiences, they...

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True Hero

Anaheim, CA Jordan Pinches, a 6-­foot-­3, 320­-pound senior lineman on Fairmont Prep Academy's football team is recognized as a personable and compassionate honor student who plans to attend UC Berkeley. After a harrowing morning on the shores of...

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Peace Movement

Anaheim, CA - In a world plagued by hatred, violence and destruction, it’s good to know there are young people like Sarah Mustafa. In spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including cultural prejudice over her Palestinian background, the 17- year-old Fairmont...

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Huskies Win, Qualify for CIF

RIVERSIDE, CA - Sophomore wide receiver Richard Johnson scored four touchdowns to lead the Fairmont Prep Huskies to an overwhelming 48­7 victory in the San Joaquin League over California School for the Deaf on Friday night at Sherman Indian High. The Fairmont...

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Mix It Up Day

Anaheim, CA - Promoting cultural and ethnic diversity, Fairmont Private School's Edgewood campus will feature "Mix It Up Day" on Nov. 14. Edgewood administrators will "mix it up" and have students sit at different tables at lunchtime with different students of...

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In The Money

Anaheim, CA - Which is worth more,two houses totally $4.5 million or a penny that doubles its value everyday for 30 days? This is one of the many questions that will be asked at Fairmont Private School's Money Camp August 7-11, 2006. If you believe the houses are...

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