Fairmont Preparatory Academy

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Fairmont Preparatory Academy
Fairmont Preparatory Academy Logo.png
Location
Information
TypePrivate
MottoInspiring minds. Empowering dreams
Established1953
School districtAnaheim, California
HeadmasterRobert Mendoza
Grades9-12
Enrollmentapproximately 650
Website
The front of Fairmont Preparatory Academy during session.

Fairmont Preparatory Academy is a private high school located in Anaheim, California. It is one of the campuses of the Fairmont Private Schools system. It has been an IB World School since August 1995.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 1990-91 school year, Fairmont Private Junior High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[2] School officials were presented with a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award at a White House event held on March 25, 1991, at a ceremony hosted by President of the United States George H. W. Bush and United States Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander.[3]

In 2008, the College Board recognized Fairmont Preparatory Academy as having one of the strongest Advanced Placement calculus programs in California.[4]

History[edit]

Fairmont Middle and High School (later renamed Fairmont Preparatory Academy) opened for the 1993-1994 school year on the site of the Stanton estate, which includes a hacienda-style house built in 1929 by Col. Philip A. Stanton.[5] The Phillip Ackley Stanton House building was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1980.[6]

Class sizes[edit]

Fairmont Preparatory Academy has comparatively small class sizes. For example, its Anaheim, CA campus has a student/teacher ratio of 13.26.[7]

Fairmont Private Schools[edit]

Founded in 1953, Fairmont Private Schools is the largest and oldest non-sectarian private school in Orange County.[8] The Fairmont Schools consists of four campuses: Fairmont Preparatory Academy (9 - 12th grade), Anaheim Hills (pre-kindergarten - 8th grade), North Tustin (pre-kindergarten - 8th grade), and Historic Anaheim (preschool - 8th grade), which together aim to teach a consistent program from preschool through 12th grade.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ International Baccalaureate Organization: Fairmont Preparatory Academy Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF) Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "President to Honor O.C. Private School", Los Angeles Times, September 21, 1991. pg. 3.
  4. ^ Carla Rivera (March 8, 2009). "Proof of Anaheim math teacher's skill is in students' test scores". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "ANAHEIM High School Opens in Former Mansion", Los Angeles Times, September 3, 1994. pg. 3.
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  7. ^ "Fairmont Preparatory Academy Statistics". Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2009.
  8. ^ Largest Public & Private High Schools in Orange County 2003-04 Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Fairmont campuses". Archived from the original on February 21, 2007. Retrieved November 18, 2006.

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