Fairfield College Preparatory School

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Fairfield College Preparatory school
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School Logo
Per Fidem Ad Plenam Veritatem
Through Faith to the Fullness of Truth
Address
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06824-5157
United States
Coordinates 41°9′37″N 73°15′22″W / 41.16028°N 73.25611°W / 41.16028; -73.25611Coordinates: 41°9′37″N 73°15′22″W / 41.16028°N 73.25611°W / 41.16028; -73.25611
Information
Type Private, Preparatory, Single-Sex
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1942
Founder The Society of Jesus (with permission from Rev. Maurice F. McAuliffe, bishop of Hartford)
President Rev. John J. Hanwell, S.J.
Chairman Robert D. Russo, Jr.
Principal Robert Perrotta
Chaplain Rev. Laurence Ryan SJ
Faculty 105
Grades 912
Enrollment approx. 925 (2011)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Pantone 186C and White         
Team name Jesuits
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper 'Soundings; Zeitgeist'
Yearbook 'Hearthstone'
Dean of Academics Dr. Donna Andrade
Dean of Students John Brennan
Dean of Admissions Gregory Marshall
Director of Athletics Stephen M. Donahue
Website

Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield Prep) is a Jesuit Prep School located on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. It is an all male school of about 900 students, first founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942. Operating with the approbation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Fairfield Prep is self-sufficient with no diocesan or government financial assistance.

Athletics[edit]

Fairfield College Preparatory School is part of the Quinnipiac Division in the Southern Connecticut Conference.

Hockey[edit]

Prep has won a total of 16 state championships, most recent in 2014 where Prep defeated Darien 2-1 at the Ingalls Rink. Prep has had many players go through the school and work their ways up to the NHL, including Chris and Ted Drury, and Mark Arcobello. Their head coach Matt Sather '93 has been coaching the hockey team since 1999, and since has won 9 state championships[2][3]

Swimming & Diving[edit]

The Jesuit swim team was coached by Bruce Jaffe for four decades, and now coached by Rick Hutchinson '87 who took over for the 2012-2013 season. Prep posted three straight undefeated seasons from 2007 to 2009 and won the CIAC Class L Championship in 2007. The Jesuits have placed second behind rival Greenwich High School in the CIAC Class LL Championship in each season since the Class L title in 2007. In 2012, Fairfield Prep finished undefeated for the first time since 2009, and won their 8th straight SCC championship. Before the SCC championship, Jaffe told his team he was retiring at the end of the season. The team then went on to win both the Class LL and State Open Championships.[4]

Lacrosse[edit]

Prep’s lacrosse program has made it all the way to the CIAC Class L Championship game in each of the past six seasons, winning the title in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013 while losing in 2010 and 2011. In 2006, Prep beat Norwalk High School 13-12 to win the first lacrosse championship in school history. The next year, Prep beat Greenwich High School 10-9 in the title game. The 2008 title game was a 15-14 triple overtime thriller versus Ridgefield High School (Ridgefield, Connecticut). The school’s fourth lacrosse championship came in a 15-3 beating of Simsbury High School in the 2009 championship game. The next two seasons, Prep has lost in the state championship game, getting beat by Cheshire High School in 2010 and Ridgefield High School (Ridgefield, Connecticut) in 2011. The team won most recently in 2013, beating Staples High School, for the schools 5th state championship.[5] The team is coached by Christopher Smalkais. Smalkais was inducted into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2013. Fittingly, his introduction speech was given by 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Howard Benedict, longtime New Canaan High School Lacrosse coach and a '63 Fairfield Prep alumnus.

Tennis[edit]

Prep's tennis team has won nearly a dozen state championships, with the most recent in 2003. Todd Paul, Class of 2003, won the Class LL Singles Championship 4 years in a row and had a very successful career at Wake Forest University.[6]

Rivals[edit]

Prep's rivals include: Greenwich High School, Hamden High School, Notre Dame of West Haven, Notre Dame of Fairfield, Xavier High School

Other information[edit]

The tuition for the Fairfield College Preparatory School for the 2011-2012 school year is $17,800.[7]

As an all male school, Fairfield College Preparatory School's sister school is Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall.

There is, notably, no way of finding job offers at the school other than by calling them. Their website, unlike most institutions, provides no links or listings to even a human resources department.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable Former Faculty[edit]

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