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.
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.
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.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School, built in 2003, is the town's newest and largest middle school and was built so the town…More could reopen a high school in the building that used to house Roger Ludlowe Middle School.
From 1998 to 2003, Roger Ludlowe Middle School operated in the former Roger Ludlowe High School building, which, in 2003, became Fairfield Ludlowe High School.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School, built to house 875 students, is now next door to Fairfield Ludlowe High School on the 50-acre Ludlowe campus, which also includes Sturges Park, a 12-acre town-owned property which is used by the girls' softball team at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and which features Brown's Hill, a popular venue for sledding.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School's enrollment in 2009-10 is 966 students (March 2010 figure) and enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 1,063 students in the 2012-13 school year and to drop to 1,040 students in 2014-15.
The town in the spring of 2010 is wrestling with how to accommodate its growing middle school population, and plans have been brought forward to expand Fairfield Woods Middle School, which is the smallest of the town's three middle schools.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School's enrollment projections assume the "feeder pattern" of students from elementary schools to middle schools does not change and that the Board of Education does not approve a new redistricting plan.
Fifty-four percent of students who graduate from Roger Ludlowe Middle School attend Fairfield Ludlowe High School next door; the remaining 46 percent attend Fairfield Warde High School on Melville Avenue.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School's principal is Glenn Mackno, and the school's mascot is the bulldog.
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 University, which shares a 204-acre campus on North Benson Road with Fairfield College Preparatory…More School, was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942 and opened its doors in 1947 to its first class of 303 male undergraduates, all of whom were enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Today, Fairfield University is co-educational and has more than 5,000 undergradate, graduate and continuing studies students enrolled in six schools - the College of Arts & Sciences, the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, and University College. Fairfield University has 3,300 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students.
Fairfield University offers 35 majors, 35 graduate programs and 17 interdisciplinary minors. The Rev. Jeffrey P. vonArx, S.J. is the eighth Jesuit to hold the presidency and assumed that position in July 2004.
Fairfield University has 20 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams and 10 club sports teams. The university has 80 student clubs and organizations.
Tuition at Fairfield University in 2009-10 was $36,900, plus $11,270 for room and board. Financial aid is available.