World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Fairfield Country Day School

Fairfield Country Day School
Motto "We Are Judged by Our Deeds."[1]
Established 1936
Type Private, all-boys
Faculty 45
Students 260
Grades Pre-K through Ninth Grade. Lower School grades Pre-K - 3; Middle School grades 4 - 6; Upper School grades - 7-9
Location Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Colors Blue & White
Mascot Crusader
Website www.fairfieldcountryday.org

Fairfield Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, single-sex day school in Fairfield, Connecticut. Founded in 1936 by Laurence W. Gregory, the school has since its inception admitted only boys.

Contents

  • Curriculum 1
  • Athletics 2
  • Accreditation 3
  • Notable alumni 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Curriculum

Fairfield Country Day School offers a rigorous academic environment that challenges each student to reach his full potential. Small classroom settings and a "boy-specific curriculum" increases student engagement and escalates overall academic performance. Steeped in the tradition of liberal arts, FCDS is committed to teaching effective communication skills; writing, reading, and public speaking, across the academic program.

All students in grades K-6 are required to participate in the school's choir.[2]

Athletics

Athletics are important at FCDS. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and how to win and lose gracefully are an integral part the program. All students participate in either team or intramural sports. K-3 students partake in sports during the regular school day. Beginning in the fourth grade, students take part in sports after school. Students in fourth and fifth grades play on intramural Blue and White teams which include football, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. Sixth grade students participate in interscholastic sports against other schools in the area. In grades seven through nine, boys can try out for and join junior varsity and varsity teams that compete in the Fairchester Athletic Association. These sports include soccer, football, cross country, ice hockey, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and squash.

Accreditation

FCDS is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education. FCDS is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Fairchester Independent Schools, and the International Coalition of Boys’ Schools.[3]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/AIG-bonus-recipients-live-work-in-state-115312.php
  2. ^ http://www.fairfieldcountryday.org/Page/CURRICULUM-FOR-BOYS/Arts
  3. ^ http://www.fairfieldcountryday.org/podium/default.aspx?t=11902

External links

  • Official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.