Fairfield Public Schools 501 Kings Hwy E, Fairfield, CT06825 The Fairfield Public Schools office is home to the Board of Education and the Superintendent of schools. This public…More office is responsible for all policies, plans and budgets for the elementary, middle and high schools in Fairfield.
The Fairfield Woods Branch Library, like Fairfield Public Library, did not begin where it is now.
The…More Fairfield Woods Branch Library was originally located in the former Andrew Warde High School - now the home of Fairfield Warde High School - from 1956 to 1969. Before then, the PTA at nearby Stratfield School in 1936 opened a library in Stratfield School with 1,000 donated children's books, and a small adult collection of books was housed in a firehouse in Stratfield in the early 1950s.
The Fairfield Woods Branch Library, which opened in 1969, has about 75,000 books and is one of the busiest branch libraries in the state. The librarian at Fairfield Woods Branch Library is Nancy Coriaty.
Fairfield Health Department - Public Health Nursing 100 Mona Ter, Fairfield, CT06824 This Public Health Nursing location is affiliated with the Fairfield Health Department. It is in a portable…More building behind the Fairfield Senior Center. Its services include promotional home-health visits and events, and the administration of medical services in public schools.
Fairfield Warde High School, whose building was built in 1955, has been three public high schools over the past 55…More years.
The high school was known as Andrew Warde High School from 1956 to 1986 when it was one of two public high schools in town.
When the town closed Roger Ludlowe High School in 1987, leaving the town with only one public high school, Andrew Warde High School was renamed Fairfield High School.
In the late 1990s, the town, reacting to enrollment projections that forecast 2,600 to 2,800 public high school students in 2012-13, decided to reopen the old Roger Ludlowe High School in 2003, and Fairfield High School was renamed Fairfield Warde High School.
Enrollment at Fairfield Warde High School is 1,280 students (March 2010 figure) and is projected to peak at 1,513 students in 2015-16. The capacity at Fairfield Warde High School is listed at 1,400 students.
Some of the notable alumni of the high school include Richard Belzer, an actor and graduate of Andrew Warde High School in 1962; J.J. Henry, a professional golfer who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1993; John Mayer, a musician who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1995; and James Blake, a professional tennis player who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1997.
Advanced placement classes at the high school in 2009-10 included computer science, economics (micro and macro), English language and composition, English literature and composition, calculus AB, calculus BC, statistics, environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, U.S. history, modern European history, U.S. government and politics, American studies, French, Latin, Spanish and studio art.
The mascot at Fairfield Warde High School is the mustang.
The High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield is a non-profit foundation established in 1989 to provide…More financial assistance to deserving graduates of Fairfield's public high schools who are pursuing post-secondary education.
The High School Scholarship Foundation achieves its objective through fundraising and the establishment of an endowment.
Since its inception, the foundation has provided more than 1,000 scholarships and more than $1 million to graduating seniors.
The address given here for the foundation is Fairfield Warde High School, which was the only high school in town (named Fairfield High School at the time) when the foundation was established. The town now has two high schools - Fairfield Warde at 755 Melville Ave. and Fairfield Ludlowe High School at 785 Unquowa Road - and the foundation provides scholarships to deserving graduates of both schools.
The Fairfield Lions Club, established in 1936, is part of Lions International and consists of groups of…More service-minded men and women who are interested in improving their communities.
The Fairfield Lions Club is mostly involved in aiding eye research and helping the sightless through making donations to Canines for Companions, Fidelco and eye research at Yale University and collecting eyeglasses. The club also has a scholarship program for graduating seniors in Fairfield's public high schools.
Fairfield Woods Middle School, built in 1954, was slated in March 2010 to undergo an expansion and renovation that…More includes the construction of 14 additional classrooms (10 full-sized classrooms and four 3/4-sized classrooms), construction of an auxiliary gymnasium, expansion of the school cafeteria and bringing the school into compliance with current building codes.
Fairfield Woods is the smallest of the town's three public middle schools and is the only middle school without an auditorium. Fairfield Woods has a bricks-and-mortar capacity of 650 students and its enrollment is 674 students (March 2010 figure.) The expansion project is designed to increase Fairfield Woods Middle School's capacity to 840 students.
Enrollment at Fairfield Woods Middle School was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 683 students in 2011-12 and to drop slightly to 680 students in 2014-15. Those figures, however, assume the Board of Education does not address overcrowding in the town's other two public middle schools by changing the "feeder pattern" that identifies where elementary school children go to middle school or redistricting.
Students who graduate from Fairfield Woods Middle School attend Fairfield Warde High School.
Fairfield Woods Middle School's principal is Greg Hatzis, and the school's mascot is the wildcat.
The League of Women Voters of Fairfield is a non-partisan, political organization of men and women that encourages…More informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters sponsors local debates and legislative breakfasts where the public can listen to and ask questions of elected officials; sponsors monthly brown bag lunches in Fairfield Public Library in which the public can listen to and ask questions of town and school officials; publishes a non-partisan voters' guide before elections in which candidates provide written answers to a set of questions; and has a book club and discussion group.
Board meetings are held once a month, typically in a member's home. The brown bag lunches are held in Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, which is the address given here for the club.
Pat Reilly and Charlotte Garrell are co-presidents of the League of Women Voters of Fairfield in 2010. The phone number listed for the club is Reilly's.
Fairfield Country Day School, a private day school for boys in kindergarten through ninth-grade, is located on a…More 25-acre campus in Fairfield's Greenfield Hill neighborhood.
FCDS was founded in 1936 and originally was located on Unquowa Road in downtown Fairfield. In 1949, FCDS needed more space and acquired the Bronson estate on Bronson Road, which is the current home of the school. The school's historic main building was originally the home of Timothy Dwight, who was a minister at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church and then president of Yale University. A public elementary school in Greenfield Hill that was built in 1962 is named after Timothy Dwight.
Fairfield Country Day School is incorporated in the state of Connecticut and is governed by a 22-member board of trustees. Tuition at the school, in 2009-10 was $28,200 a year for kindergarten through third-graders, $29,000 a year for fourth- through sixth-graders, and $30,200 a year for seventh- through ninth-graders. Financial aid is available.