Fairfield Country Day School
|Fairfield Country Day School|
|Where Boys Excel|
|Motto||Laboribus Iudicamur ("We are judged by our deeds")|
|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|
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.
The Fairfield Country Day School is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education CAIS/CT. Fairfield Country Day is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Fairchester Independent Schools, and the International Coalition of Boys’ Schools.
Fairfield Country Day School offers a rigorous academic environment that challenges each boy 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. In our ongoing efforts to successfully prepare our graduates for the 21st Century, we have identified ten core competencies that are currently benchmarked and measured from pre-kindergarten to ninth grade. These competencies are introduced and reinforced in each facet of our program; academics, the arts, and athletics. The ten competencies include: scholarship, resiliency, stewardship, leadership, digital citizenship, empathy, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.
Boys at Fairfield Country Day explore a rich selection of music, art, and theater opportunities. For the older boys at Country Day, it is just as “cool” to make the select bell choir as it is to make the football team, over 95% elect to participate in music or drama. In the spacious art studio, boys explore and develop their creativity through the many mediums that are available such as ceramics, printmaking, drawing, painting, weaving, etching and computer generated art. In addition to the hands on development in the arts, classes also include art history and music appreciation.
At Fairfield Country Day, we believe that our athletic programs are vital to the educational, physical, and social development of our students. Boys from pre-kindergarten to ninth grade learn a great deal from their participation in athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and how to win and lose gracefully are an integral part of our program. Students at FCDS all participate in either team or intramural sports. K-3 students partake in sports during the regular day. Beginning in the fourth grade students take part in sports which occur at the end of the day. Sport choices include: Boys in fourth and fifth grades play on our intramural Blue and White teams which include football, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. Sixth grade boys participate in interscholastic sports against other schools in the area. In grades seven through nine boys can try out for and join JV and Varsity teams which compete in the Fairchester Athletic Association. These sports include: soccer, football, cross country, ice hockey, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and squash.