New Fairfield High School

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New Fairfield High School
54 Gillotti Rd
New Fairfield, Connecticut
Type Public school
Motto Defying Excellence
Established 1973
Principal Dr. Richard J. Sanzo
Faculty ~100
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment ~900
Color(s) Red, white and blue
Mascot Rebel
Rivals New Milford High School and Brookfield High School (Connecticut)

New Fairfield High School is the only secondary school in New Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. It enrolls approximately 1000 students annually. The current principal of New Fairfield High School is Dr. Richard Sanzo. The assistant principals currently include Mr. Michael Chapleau, Assistant Principal, 10th & 12th Grades; and Mr. Scott Rohwedder, Assistant Principal, 9th & 11th Grades. The school was constructed in the 1970s with open classrooms that were retrofitted with walls in the 1980s.

New Fairfield has 14 sports including fall, winter, and spring sports, all of which participate in the South West Conference. The school also has a highly regarded band and choir that performs throughout the year.

New Fairfield was ranked by Newsweek on its list of the top 2000 public high schools in the US for 2013, coming in the top 1000.[1][2]

The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 801st New Fairfield Cadet Squadron (NER-CT-801) operates out of the school.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jennifer Rizzotti, professional basketball player and coach, Class of 1992
  • Bill Sargeson, professional tennis player, Class of 1987
  • Ben and Joe Lionetti, musicians (ex-Emmure, Lakeshore)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Top of the Class" May 27, 2007
  2. ^ The New Fairfield Highschool 2007-2008 coursebook

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°27′39″N 73°30′27″W / 41.4609°N 73.5076°W / 41.4609; -73.5076