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!

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Academic Awards

Vote Fairmont - CA State Science Fair Award Winner
Student Melina G. wins first place at the CA State Science Fair in her category.

Our students have won many prestigious awards and contests this year in a variety of academic topics. Most recently, some of our P-8 students were honored for their high scores on the SAT (in 7th grade!) and SCAT tests at the Johns Hopkins CTY Awards Ceremony. Other achievements have included students winning the Orange County YouthSpeak Speech Contest, placing in first and second place in Orange County Pentathlon categories, winning first place in the team category of the Middle School Tournament of Champions Debate Tournament, winning the Orange County Spelling Bee, and we had two students recognized as 2017 Carson Scholars. Our students shined this year in science, winning multiple first place awards at the Orange County Science Fair, and winning first and second places in the state science fair in the Environmental Engineering and the Chemistry divisions.

Art Awards

Our students not only excelled in academics, but also the arts! So far this year, our students have won art awards in the 2017 Imaginology Contest and the City of Anaheim’s Water is Life Poster Contest. Winners of the Imaginology Contest had their artwork on display at South Coast Plaza over the last couple of weeks, while our winning students in the Water is Life Poster Contest were honored at an Angels’ game for their accomplishments. The Water is Life Poster Contest winners are now competing as finalists for the top five posters to be considered for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California‘s 2018 calendar.

College Outcomes

As our Fairmont Preparatory Academy students prepare for this week’s graduation, we are so proud of all of the wonderful schools they’re moving on to. Highlights include two of our athletes, Tristen R. and Christina L., signing National Letters of Intent to continue being student-athletes in college. Tristen R. has accepted an appointment and basketball scholarship to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Christina has accepted a scholarship to play basketball at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Our students have also won some amazing scholarships due to their hard work, like student Ramsey G., who was awarded the $180,000 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship.

Vote Fairmont - Locks of Love - Community Service
Locks of Love participants gather around rope demonstrating the amount of hair donated over the past four years.

Community Service

Our students gave back to their community this year in some extraordinary ways. Our Fairmont Prep graduating class went above and beyond their required service hours over the last four years, surpassing their collectively needed 9,760 hour mark by 4,041 hours. They gave back a total of 13,081 hours to the community. Each year our Anaheim Hills Campus students donate hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and Locks of Love. Since they began in 2013, and including this year’s donations, they’ve now donated 78 feet and four inches of hair to the organization. Our other campuses gave back through multiple school fundraisers for a variety of causes, including the Anaheim Police Department’s K-9 Unit, the Orangewood Foundation, the Happiest Class on Earth program, and more!

Vote Today!

These highlights demonstrate just a small portion of the amazing things Fairmont students have done this year. For all of their accomplishments, let’s help them win best private school in Orange County for the third year in a row!

To vote, visit Parenting OC Magazine’s Voting website and fill out form one, writing in “Fairmont Summer Programs” for Best Day Camp! Then, fill out form two, and write in “Fairmont Private Schools, Anaheim” for Best Preschool and Best Private Elementary/Intermediate School. Fill in “Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim” for Best Private High School! #VoteFairmont

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Shelby Wagner - 1st Grade Teacher Fairmont Historic AnaheimTop Teacher & Skating Champion
Shelby “My favorite part of being a teacher is the children I get to teach.”
  • Is one of the head teachers for the Fountain Valley Artistic Skating Club, teaching regional and national champions. She also teaches beginner classes every Saturday morning.
  • Every year, her students are amazed to find that their teacher has a life outside of the classroom.
“I love feeling like I’m part of a family [at Fairmont].”
Keira Kamath - 5th Grade Fairmont Anaheim HillsScience & Tennis Superstar
keira “I like how there are so many different specialty classes at Fairmont Anaheim Hills, like art, music, PE, science lab, computer lab, and Spanish.”
  • She would like to be a professional tennis player when she grows up, or maybe a doctor.
  • Loves dance and plays the piano
  • Her favorite class is science “because you get to figure out stuff, and I like to do experiments.”
Nicholas Aghaian - 7th Grade Fairmont Historic AnaheimKicking His Way to Med School
nicolas“The teachers and the amount of support they provide to not only me, but to the whole entire community here at Fairmont is probably what I like most about attending Fairmont Historic Anaheim.”
  • He would like to be a professional soccer player, or a doctor specializing in the field of sports medicine.
  • Enjoys basketball, piano, and soccer pitch.
  • His favorite subject is math “because I like to be challenged, and math is full of challenges.”
Gianluca De Gregoris – 2nd Grade Fairmont North TustinDancing Toward Greatness
dancing"What I like most about Fairmont is that I get to learn and meet new friends.”
  • He wants to be a professional dancer when he grows up.
  • Is trained in ballet and ballroom dancing.
  • Loves writing and creating new stories.
Nicole Heyman - Kindergarten Teacher Fairmont Anaheim HillsLaying a Foundation for Lifelong Learning
Nicole "The best part about teaching at Fairmont is being able to work with a diverse group of students who are all incredibly talented. It is amazing to be able to challenge students at such a young age and watch these children grow throughout the year.”
  • Loves camping, reading, and traveling
  • Her students love learning random things about her – like the fact that when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be Spiderman when she grew up.
  • Her proudest moments are the times when a student on campus is excited to see her, oftentimes telling her that she’s “the best teacher in the world.” “I live for those moments.”
“I choose to teach at Fairmont because of the sense of community, as well as the drive for our students to succeed.”
DJ Clovis - Music Teacher Fairmont North TustinRunning to the Rhythm
DJ Clovis “I get to work with amazing staff, faculty, parents, and most importantly, students!”
  • Teaches music to all grades — from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Coaches (or has coached) football, basketball, and Run Club
  • Plays bass trombone
  • NJHS Conflict Resolution Coach
  • He has run 15 marathons and 4 ultra marathons.
“The best part of teaching at Fairmont is the autonomy — being able to create a program that fits all of my students. At Fairmont North Tustin, I get to help with a lot of different activities.”