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
a trail of academic excellence while demonstrating their global awareness and commitment to the

The nation’s top colleges and universities acknowledged their merit by awarding the Class of 2012
with over $2.8 million in renewable funding and scholarships—an average of $17,722 per student peryear. “Given the current economic climate where many colleges and universities are awarding less than
in previous years, this amount in financial awards shows a serious commitment by colleges to attract
Fairmont Preparatory Academy graduates,” said Fairmont Preparatory Academy Headmaster Robert

Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s approach to college counseling involves finding the best college fit
for students, and discovering a college where each individual student will be inspired, challenged,
successful, and prepared for his or her next goals. In accordance with its mission, Fairmont Preparatory
Academy is extremely gratified that students are heading to colleges that best suit their unique
goals and best prepare them for their future work and post-graduate studies. “Fairmont Preparatory
Academy’s class of 2012 gained admission to over 200 different colleges and universities in 32
states (and the District of Columbia), reflecting the diversity and excellence of this year’s senior
class,” said Jonathan Dunn, one of four counselors at Fairmont Preparatory Academy dedicated to
College Counseling for seniors. “The list includes a wide array of large public and private universities,
outstanding small liberal arts colleges as well as some top schools of art, architecture and
engineering. We are very proud of the accomplishments and college admissions of this year’s

Portions of the Class of 2012 took full advantage of Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s extensive
International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs, programs that continue to
expand at Fairmont Preparatory Academy in order to meet student interests and demand. Fairmont
Preparatory Academy offers 21 AP courses and 24 IB courses. Sixteen percent of this year’s graduating
class is graduating with full IB diplomas or certificates. Eighteen percent of this year’s graduating class
earned the distinction of AP Scholar.

Others in the Class of 2012 took full advantage of Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s award-winning fine
and performing arts programs. This year’s graduates boast admissions to some of the finest art
conservatories in the country including the Rhode Island School of Design, the Pratt Institute, The School
of Visual Arts, and Parsons School for Design.

The 158 members of the Class of 2012 were accomplished academicians; however, they further
distinguished themselves by their globalism and by their dedication to making a difference in the lives of
others. Over the course of four years of school-sponsored Travel Week excursions, seniors visited Spain
and China in educational tourism programs and traveled as well to Fiji, Costa Rica, and New Orleans
to volunteer in community service projects such as rebuilding schools, cooking with the elderly, and
interacting with local children.

The Class of 2012 earned more volunteer service hours than any other class in Fairmont Preparatory
Academy history. They completed 18,736 hours of community service through projects ranging from
after-school tutoring to beach clean-up to raise funds for Japan’s tsunami victims. Nearly one-fourth
of Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s graduating seniors served a minimum of 100 hours of community
service in this year alone, and were recognized by the United States government with a Presidential
Service Award.

Fairmont Preparatory Academy seniors graduated yesterday evening, Thursday, May 31 st at
Pearson Park in Anaheim, California. The commencement ceremony included speeches and musical
performances by the senior class along with remarks from Headmaster Robert Mendoza, and an
honorary address by film critic Leonard Maltin.

The students in Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2012 were accepted to date (5/30/12) to:

Academy of Art University

Albright College

Allegheny College

American University

The American University of Paris

Arizona State University

Art Center College of Design

Azusa Pacific University

Babson College

Bard College

Beloit College

Bennington College

Bentley University

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bucknell University

California College of the Arts

California Lutheran University

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

California State University, East Bay

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, Northridge

California State University, Sacramento

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

City University of New York, College of Staten Island

Clark University

Clarkson University

The College of Idaho

Columbia College

Concordia University, Irvine

Connecticut College

Creighton University

DePaul University

Drake University

Drew University

Drexel University

Emerson College

Emory University

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

Fairfield University

Finlandia University

Fordham University

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

George Mason University

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

The George Washington University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Goucher College

Hartwick College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hofstra University

Holy Names University

Indiana University, Bloomington

Ithaca College

John Cabot University

Johnson and Wales University

Kent State University

Lake Forest College

Lehigh University

Lewis and Clark College

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University of Chicago

Macalester College

Manhattan College

Manhattanville College

Marist College

Maryland Institute College of Art

Marymount College

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Menlo College

Michigan State University

Mills College

Mount Saint Mary’s College (Chalon Campus)

New York University, College of Arts and Sciences

New York University, College of Liberal Studies

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

New York University, Stern School of Business

Northeastern University

Northwestern University, Baccalaureate/MD Program

Notre Dame De Namur University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

The Ohio State University

Oregon State University

Oxford College of Emory University

Pace University, New York City

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific University

Parsons The New School for Design

Pennsylvania State University, Erie, The Behrend College

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Pepperdine University

Pitzer College

Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Pomona College

Pratt Institute

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhodes College

Richmond, The American International University in London

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Roger Williams University

Rollins College

Roosevelt University

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Saint Mary’s College Of California

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of Visual Arts

Scripps College

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

Smith College

Soka University of America

Sonoma State University

State University of New York, Binghamton University

State university of New York, University at Buffalo

State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology

St. John’s University

Suffolk University

Syracuse University

Trinity College

Tulane University

Union College

University of Arizona

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Chicago

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Denver

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Idaho

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Kentucky

University of La Verne

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

University of Miami

University of Miami Honors Program in Medicine

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of Missouri, Kansas City

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Northern Iowa

University of Oregon

University of The Pacific

University of Pittsburgh

University of Puget Sound

University of Redlands

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California, Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

University of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts

University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering

University of Texas at Austin

University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)

University of Washington, Seattle

University of Washington, Tacoma

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Ursinus College

Vanderbilt University

Vanguard University of Southern California

Vassar College

Wake Forest University

Washington State University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wells College

Western New England University

Wheaton College, (Massachusetts)

Whittier College

Woodbury University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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