Fairfield College Preparatory School

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Fairfield College Preparatory School
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-5157
United States
Coordinates Coordinates: 41°9′38.37″N 73°15′16.69″W / 41.1606583°N 73.2546361°W / 41.1606583; -73.2546361
Type Private, preparatory
Motto Per Fidem Ad Plenam Veritatem
(Through Faith to the Fullness of Truth)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Established 1942; 75 years ago (1942)
Founder The Society of Jesus (with permission from Rev. Maurice F. McAuliffe, bishop of Hartford)
President Rev. Thomas Simisky, S.J.
Chairman Timothy Murphy '85
Dean Harold (Dean) Davis
Headmaster Dr. Robert Perrotta, EDD
Chaplain Rev. Brett Stockdale, S.J.
Faculty 105
Grades 912
Gender Men
Enrollment approx. 901 (2014)
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
Academics Dean Dr Donna Andrade EDD
Admissions Dean, Gregory Marshall '73
Athletics Director, Thomas Curran '05

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, 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.


Students come from 51 towns across Connecticut, with the majority of the students from Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford, Norwalk and Fairfield. Approximately 25% of Prep students share in more than $2.2 million (2017) in financial aid.


Fairfield College Preparatory School is part of the Quinnipiac Division in the Southern Connecticut Conference. The school fields 15 varsity sports including football, soccer, cross country, basketball, ice hockey, swimming & diving, wrestling, skiing, baseball, lacrosse, track & field, rugby, golf, crew, and sailing. Prep's athletic teams have won 48 CIAC state championships and numerous other state titles in non-CIAC sports. Over the years many athletes have won individual CIAC state titles in cross country, track & field, swimming & diving, wrestling, tennis, and golf.


Prep has won 16 state championships, the most recent in 2014 where Prep defeated Darien 2-1 at the Yale Whale.Prep has had three players work their way up to the National Hockey League, including Chris '94 and Ted Drury '89, and Mark Arcobello '06. Matt Sather '93 has coached the hockey team since 1999, leading it to nine state championships.[2]

Swimming and diving[edit]

The Jesuit swim team is coached by Rick Hutchinson '87. Prep posted three straight undefeated seasons from 2007 to 2009 and won the CIAC Class L Championship in 2007. The Jesuits 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. The team won the 2012 Class LL and State Open Championships.[3]


Prep’s lacrosse program has won six state titles since 2006 with three runner-up finishes during that time. The team won most recently in 2013, beating Staples High School, for the school's 5th state championship.[4] Christopher Smalkais coached the team for 33 years from 1983-2016 and won six state championships. He was inducted into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2013. 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.


Prep's tennis team has won 10 state team championships, with the most recent in 2003. Todd Paul, Class of 2003, won the Class LL Singles Championship four years in a row.[5]


Prep Rugby has been perennial contenders under Coach Frank Decker, and have been runner-up in every state championship match except one. Archrival Greenwich High School won the championship each year. Prep rugby has many notable alumni, including Kenneth Stern '06, who attended Boston University and plays for the Philippines national team, and Will Brazier '01, who attended Fairfield University and played for the USA Tomahawks and the USA Falcons.


Prep's rivals include Greenwich High School, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Notre Dame of West Haven, St Joe's of Trumbull Darien High School, and Xavier High School

Other information[edit]

The tuition for the Fairfield College Preparatory School for the 2016-2017 school year is $19,200.

Notable alumni[edit]

Fairfield Prep has approximately 15,000 alumni living all around the globe. Notable alumni distinguishing themselves include:

Notable alumni distinguishing themselves in athletics include:

Notable former faculty[edit]


  1. ^ "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ Chris Drury
  3. ^ Swimming
  4. ^ Lacrosse
  5. ^ Tennis
  6. ^ "Oilers Roster". Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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