Fairmont Preparatory Academy

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Fairmont Preparatory Academy
Fairmont Preparatory Academy Logo.png
Anaheim, California
Type Private
Motto Inspiring minds. Empowering dreams
Established 1953
School district Anaheim, California
Headmaster Robert Mendoza
Grades 9-12
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]

In 2009, Fairmont Prep AP Calculus teacher, Sam Calavitta, was awarded the 2009 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement. The award recognizes "exemplary teaching and enthusiastic dedication to students and the AP program." He was one of 50 teachers from around the country to win. [5]


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.[6] The Phillip Ackley Stanton House building was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1980.[7]

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.[8]

Fairmont Private Schools[edit]

Founded in 1953, Fairmont Private Schools is the largest and oldest non-sectarian private school in Orange County.[9] 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. [10]



  1. ^ International Baccalaureate Organization: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, accessed November 18, 2006
  2. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), accessed May 11, 2006
  3. ^ "President to Honor O.C. Private School", Los Angeles Times, September 21, 1991. pg. 3
  4. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/08/local/me-calculus8
  5. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/08/local/me-calculus8
  6. ^ "ANAHEIM High School Opens in Former Mansion", Los Angeles Times, September 3, 1994. pg. 3
  7. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  8. ^ Fairmont Preparatory Academy Statistics, accessed November 9, 2009.
  9. ^ Largest Public & Private High Schools in Orange County 2003-04, accessed November 18, 2006
  10. ^ Fairmont campuses, accessed November 18, 2006

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