Counselor’s Corner: School Climate Check

Your Perception of Our School Climate Matters to Us!

As we begin the academic year, it is important to reflect upon our campus culture and what we can do every day to help create a positive school climate. Think about how teachers, staff, students, and parents contribute to generating a friendly, welcoming, and inclusive environment at Fairmont, and take the short quiz below. As you answer these questions, assess your perception of our school climate. What are your impressions of how we interact with and treat each other at school? Ask your child these questions and see how they differ from your perception. Then, think about what you can do to improve the culture and climate here at school. What can the faculty do? Administrators? Students?

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  1. Students treat classmates with respect
  2. Students show respect for school property
  3. Students help each other, even if they are not friends
  4. School is a safe place for me
  5. Teachers treat students with respect
  6. I feel included and connected to school
  7. Bullying is a problem here
  8. I feel my thoughts and voice are heard and valued
  9. When someone is having a problem, others offer to help
  10. Students are kind to each other
  11. Parents treat each other with respect
  12. Our school responds quickly to problems
  13. People are friendly here
  14. The playground is a good place for a student to make friends

We all need to take ownership and pride in our school community and contribute to the positive energy we feel when we step foot on campus every day!

We want to hear from you.
Please contact your campus director or our school counselor if you have any thoughts you would like to share. Your concerns and feedback are important to us. for the Historic Anaheim Campus for the Anaheim Hills Campus for the North Tustin Campus for Fairmont Preparatory Academy for the school counselor


Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions at (714) 999-5055, Ext. 1456.

Jill Thomas, MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Fairmont Private Schools Counselor

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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.”