Talk:Fairfield College Preparatory School

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The motto was formerly incorrect. Edited. The actual motto of Prep is "ad majorem dei gloriam".

Jcp20 03:28, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Actually, it's not. The motto is Per Fidem Ad Plenam Veritatem. It's on the back of the school's handbook, which I am an owner of, as a student of the school. richardmarcj

"ad majorem dei gloriam" is the Jesuit motto not Prep's. However, it is easy to confuse even for alumni. Until the 70s, it was a requirement for students to write A.M.D.G. at the top of papers. This served as a reminder that even their schoolwork was for God's glorification. Ad maiorem Dei gloriam 03:16, 21 January 2007 (UTC) CMF

Completed the bare-bones. Open to expansion.

-R Johnson Bottom of the page

Peter Sarsgaard?[edit]

As an alumnus, I'd like to question the validity of the claim that he went to Fairfield Prep. Can anyone provide any proof, articles, etc? If not, I will delete.

-[1]See this article. He was in the Fairfield Prep class of 1989. (-RMJ)

Former Students section[edit]

Please do not put yourself or your friend in this section just because you attend Fairfield Prep. "Former students" and "famous alumni" imply having left the school. Even if a student has done something important enough to have their name mentioned in the article, they do not belong in this section. Trad Redav 23:08, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Notable Former and Current Faculty[edit]

Is this up to date? I know that Louis Sarracco still works at Fairfield Prep, but I am not sure about the other two guys...

Can anyone confirm that they teach at Fairfield Prep? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:59, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

--They do not. I will fix. RichardMarcJ (talk) 05:42, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

I am not sure 'former' teachers should be added here, usually this is referred for 'current teachers' - WP:WPSCH/AG, thoughts? -- Lucas20 (talk) 05:53, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

School Colors[edit]

As of the 2008-2009 academic year, the school colors have been changed from Cardinal Red and White to simply Red and White, for simplicity's sake. Note that Cardinal Red is a slightly darker hue than the Red used in the new logo and memorabilia.


Is this a school or a gym? As said the page does seem to be obsessed with sport and does not have a single mention of any academic subject. Maybe this is a gym with a strange name but if it is a school/university then the focus does seem to be wrong. Mtpaley (talk) 19:55, 6 April 2014 (UTC).

After much googling it seems to be a University-preparatory_school which is not a gym. Given this the emphases on sporting activities over academic does seem to be significant. Does the US have 'pre university' schools that focus on sport over academia yet still count as academic institutions for university admission? If so then some references are required here. Mtpaley (talk) 21:32, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

I am tempted to move the sporting achievements into a new page. Any objections to Fairfield College Preparatory School Sports? Mtpaley (talk) 21:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Seriously this is a bizarre school page in that it is 100% sports related. Is there anything academic that can be said about this school? It must have some academic credentials somewhere. Mtpaley (talk) 21:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Notable alumni[edit]

Almost all of the Notable alumni section is 'citation needed'. I checked a few links at random and none of them mentioned "Fairfield College Preparatory School"

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This is an encyclopedia article, not a blog posting. The school should be referred to by its actual name, not as "Prep" or "the Prep". --Orange Mike | Talk 04:12, 10 March 2018 (UTC)