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)
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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.

San Juan Capistrano

Fairmont’s newest family member, our San Juan Capistrano (SJC) campus, serves students from preschool – 8th grade. Nestled in the rolling hills of South Orange County just minutes from the San Juan Capistrano mission, the SJC campus caters to scholar-athletes, preparing students to excel in athletics, while pursuing high academic standards.

San Juan Capistrano Campus

The first campus in South Orange County, SJC capitalizes on Fairmont’s acclaimed curriculum, guiding students through individual academic, emotional, and social journeys every step of the way. It is home to Fairmont Athletic Academy, an innovative program that incorporates training for elite middle school athletes into the course of their regular school day.

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If you have questions about the San Juan Capistrano campus, please contact us:

Lysa Guterman
Preschool – 3rd Grade
(714) 234-2753
lguterman@fairmontschools.com

Betty Petersen
4th – 8th Grade, Athletic Academy, Hockey
(714) 234-2784
bpetersen@fairmontschools.com

Welcome to Fairmont
San Juan Capistrano Campus

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Teachers & Staff Named Among the Top 10 In Orange County (2021-2022)

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ACADEMICS - Nurturing Hearts and Minds

Fairmont’s educational program combines a standards-based, advanced curriculum with character development and social-emotional growth. Small class sizes and differentiated learning allow for a highly individualized approach to personal learning.

  • Speech & Debate
  • Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
  • Elementary Specialty Classes – STEM Lab, Spanish, P.E., Music, Art
  • Academic Learning Assistance (ALA JK-5th)
  • Foundations Program
  • Educational Trips:
    • Sacramento (4)
    • Catalina Island (5)
    • San Bernardino Mountains (6)
    • South Dakota (7)
    • Washington, D.C. (8)
    ATHLETICS - Cultivating Scholar Athletes

    Students of all experience levels are encouraged to participate in Fairmont athletics. Our program is designed to encourage competition, while simultaneously building lifelong values of teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, and integrity.

    CIF Sports

    • Fairmont Athletic Academy
      • Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Football, Tennis, Individual Competitive Sports
    • Club
      • Ice Hockey (Middle School)
    • DSL Athletics (4th – 6th Grade)
      • Fall – Boys Flag Football, Girls Volleyball
      • Winter – Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Coed Soccer
      • Spring – Boys Volleyball, Girls Flag Football
    • OCCSL Athletics (6th – 8th Grade)
      • Fall – Coed Soccer
      • Winter – Girls and Boys Basketball, Flag Football, Girls and Boys Volleyball
      • Spring – Cross Country
    VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS - Encouraging Creative Expression

    Specialty instructors in music, visual arts, and dramatic arts provide weekly instruction in addition to our core academics–giving students the opportunity to expand their imagination and explore artistic talents.

    • Specialty Classes – Weekly classes taught by specialists
    • Middle School Electives – Art, Drama, Music
    CAMPUS LIFE - Life as a Warrior

    Fairmont places a premium on providing a well-rounded experience for our students outside of the classroom.

    • 8th Grade Leadership Crew
    • Student Ambassadors (JK-8)
    • Community Service
    • Clubs
    STUDENT SERVICES - Services + Support

    We offer a range of services to help meet the needs of Fairmont families.

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    San Juan Capistrano Campus

    Rebecca Lugo

    Head of School, Fairmont San Juan Capistrano

    Rebecca Lugo is a knowledgeable and caring educational leader with more than two decades of experience in public and independent schools. She is passionate about inspiring strong learning communities, innovation, and education for a better world. Driven to help prepare students for success in an ever-changing world, she seeks to develop programs where students build critical and creative thinking skills, empathy, and a sense of global citizenship.

    Born and raised in upstate New York, Mrs. Lugo’s journey in education began as a literacy coach and English teacher where she led program initiatives to support the academic success of underserved populations. Her dedication to supporting student learning continued as she moved to California and joined Fairmont Schools. There, Mrs. Lugo’s ability to connect with students, parents, and colleagues alike became evident as she assumed progressive leadership roles within the organization. As an administrator, her dedication to inquiry and concept-based learning led her to champion the adoption of the IB Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. Under her leadership, Fairmont attained IB World School status and consistently ranks among the top public and private IB Schools in the United States.

    Mrs. Lugo’s expertise in curriculum development and instructional design has been recognized nationally, earning her invitations to present at educational conferences and contributing to influential publications in the field. She is recognized as a member of the prestigious IB Educator Network and supports schools nationally and internationally as an IB Workshop Leader, Course Reader, and Site Visiting Team Member. She enjoys designing and leading professional learning to support schools, empowering teachers, and increasing the learning opportunities for students.

    Outside of her professional life, Mrs. Lugo enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and traveling.

    Celebrating Preschool

    Fairmont’s preschool program challenges young learners to become independent and helps them become strong readers and writers. Children who go through this exemplary private school program will have mastered key literacy and math competencies by the time they enter kindergarten. They participate in hands-on activities and gain new levels of exposure that allow them to excel beyond their peers at other schools. Equally important, all of this is accomplished in a safe and caring environment, where teachers place as much emphasis on nurturing children’s social and emotional wellness as they do on academic progress.

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    End of Year College Wrap-up

    April 22, 2024

    End of Year College Wrap-up
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    April 19, 2024

    The “Why-s” and “How To-s” of a Private School Admission Interview
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    Meet Fairmont’s 2024 Orange County Top Teacher and Employee Award Winners

    April 9, 2024

    Meet Fairmont’s 2024 Orange County Top Teacher and Employee Award Winners
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    Meet Fairmont’s Sensational Summer Staff

    April 5, 2024

    Meet Fairmont’s Sensational Summer Staff
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    Reducing the Pressures of the College Application Process

    March 4, 2024

    Reducing the Pressures of the College Application Process
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    Cultivating Emotional Intelligence Through Art Education

    February 2, 2024

    Cultivating Emotional Intelligence Through Art Education
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    “Seas” the Day at Summer Camp 2024!

    January 25, 2024

    “Seas” the Day at Summer Camp 2024!
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    Make Your New Year’s Resolutions SMART!

    January 9, 2024

    Make Your New Year’s Resolutions SMART!
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    Understanding What Really Matters in Driving Student Learning

    December 7, 2023

    Understanding What Really Matters in Driving Student Learning
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    Creating Memorable Moments this Thanksgiving

    November 14, 2023

    Creating Memorable Moments this Thanksgiving
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    How to Sharpen Your Child’s Writing Skills

    October 30, 2023

    How to Sharpen Your Child’s Writing Skills
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    10 Best Halloween Candies of 2023

    October 16, 2023

    10 Best Halloween Candies of 2023
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    Five Fantastic Fall Outings in Orange County

    September 22, 2023

    Five Fantastic Fall Outings in Orange County
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    Fourteen A+ After-School Snacks

    September 5, 2023

    Fourteen A+ After-School Snacks
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    How to Get (and Keep) Your Kids Organized

    August 22, 2023

    How to Get (and Keep) Your Kids Organized
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    Introducing NIBLL – A New Partner for Healthy and Tasty Lunches

    August 7, 2023

    Introducing NIBLL – A New Partner for Healthy and Tasty Lunches
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    Beating the Back-to-School Jitters

    July 29, 2023

    Beating the Back-to-School Jitters
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    Preparing Future Scholars – Fairmont’s Proven Preschool Approach

    June 16, 2023

    Preparing Future Scholars – Fairmont’s Proven Preschool Approach
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    Fourteen Fabulously Fun Ways to Keep Learning + Engagement Going During Summer

    June 12, 2023

    Fourteen Fabulously Fun Ways to Keep Learning + Engagement Going During Summer
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    Finals Are Coming

    May 16, 2023

    Finals Are Coming
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    Contact
    Fairmont San Juan Capistrano

    26333 Oso Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

    Campus Office: (949) 443-4050
    Admissions: (714) 234-2771