Fairmont Schools

Culture of Excellence

Founded on innovation, Fairmont propels student success in the US and around the world.

We Are Family

Fairmont meets children where they are and gives them the opportunity to thrive. We can’t wait to meet you!

Continuum of Learning

Five dynamic campuses in Orange County, CA offering individualized instruction for P-12th grade students.

Anaheim Hills Campus (Preschool – 8th Grade)
Historic Anaheim Campus (Preschool – 8th Grade)
North Tustin Campus (Preschool – 8th Grade)
Preparatory Academy (9th – 12th Grade)
San Juan Capistrano Campus (Preschool – 8th Grade)
Campus Calendars

Developing Leaders

Fairmont’s scholar-athletes compete in a manner that promotes teamwork, nurtures leadership, and honors sportsmanship.

Cultivating Creativity

Whether exploring visual art, music, theatre or dance, Fairmont encourages creative expression from an early age.

Balance + Connection

Students are challenged to strive for their best, understanding that care for self and others is fundamental to success in school and in life.

Ice Hockey

Fairmont Hockey is an elite hockey program located in Southern California. Our program has an emphasis on merging high-level academics with elite hockey development. Fairmont student-athletes take a full-in-classroom academic course load that meets NCAA & UC credit requirements. We do not require online courses to meet credit requirements. In addition, with a vast amount of Honors and AP course offerings, we urge our players to excel in the classroom with the same passion and intensity as on the ice.

For the 2023-2024 season, Fairmont Hockey will have three high school teams competing in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League. The league has grown to 32 schools and 55 + teams. Players from the ADHSHL have moved onto the NCAA, ACHA, BCHL, USHL, and many other leagues.

Our goal is to continue to develop your student-athletes while allowing them to remain within California. By partnering with Fairmont Schools, we can offer a highly competitive and developmental hockey schedule. Our players begin their day on the ice and are transported to campus after their morning skates. By following this hybrid schedule, we can give our players the high school experience necessary to develop as young men and women.

Fairmont Hockey emphasizes four pillars of youth performance. 

Fairmont’s proven high-level curriculum 

Athletic Development
Elite coaching and intense training 

Character + Leadership
Community engagement 

Strength + Conditioning
Science-based off ice training


Program Details

Program Details
  • 5+ hours of weekly on-ice training
  • Transportation from Irvine Great Park to SJC campus
    3+ dryland sessions per week
  • Weekly games
  • 5+ tournaments
  • All hockey uniforms and apparel included
  • Exhibition Games against travel hockey teams

Dean Caban


Dean has been coaching for over 18 years. He was a head skating instructor at Edge of Excellence for 15 years, and a head coach with Pursuit of Excellence for 12 years. Dean has worked with players from around the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Many of the players Dean has worked with have gone on to have professional careers in hockey. Dean is an expert in skating, and has spent countless hours analyzing skating technique, which has helped him quickly hone in on the specific skills players need to skate their best. He also has expertise in both offensive and defensive skills that include puck skills, shooting, deception, and more, which helps him provide effective training to hockey players regardless of their needs. An expert in the field of youth coaching, Dean is world-renowned for using his expertise to help young hockey players reach their fullest potential.



A hockey personality with recognition all over North America, Kevin has played professional hockey for 15 years, 13 of which were in the NHL. Kevin played for the Vancouver Canucks for 10 years before joining Orange County’s own Anaheim Ducks, where he played for 3 years. In addition, Kevin is proud to have represented Canada several times Internationally, including being selected team Captain at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Currently, Kevin is Director of Elite Defensemen Mentorship for KO sports, Inc., a boutique hockey agency that assists the world’s best hockey players excel in their careers. During his time in the NHL, Kevin mentored younger players in order to strengthen his teams. Additionally, he’s been a broadcaster and analyst for both Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada. With a passion for mentorship and seeing the next generation of talent thrive, Kevin has built a personal brand that exhibits both unequaled mastery of the game, and a dedication to helping others excel.

Dack Petersen

Program Director

Dack Petersen was born in Ontario, Canada with hockey in his blood which began as a young child skating in a backyard rink. Moving to Southern California at a young age did not change his mindset. Moving up among the ranks of youth hockey in SoCal allowed him to play for the first High School hockey team within the Anaheim Ducks league moving on to play Tier 1 hockey. After graduating high school in Orange County, he went back to Canada to attend University and played junior hockey within the Ontario Hockey Association. After hanging his skates up and shifting into a corporate Learning & Development consulting career, the urge to give back to the hockey community led him to coach. Skating for some of the best coaches in Southern California gave Dack the foundations to build his experience and player development philosophy. Dack believes that developing a player does not happen just on the ice. The foundations to develop young athletes into respectful, socially responsible young men and women who possess a good work ethic come from lessons learned on and off the ice. By holding all players accountable and allowing them to make mistakes leads to positive failure.

Kevin Naglie


Kevin has eight years of experience coaching high school hockey and seven years of coaching youth travel hockey. Kevin brings a vast amount of coaching knowledge into our hockey program. The most important being the development of our players into responsible young men and women. Kevin is also working towards receiving his teaching credential in social studies.