Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened in the fall of 2003 as a second public high school in town when enrollment…More projections forecast that the town would have from 2,600 to 2,800 high school students in 2012-13.
The high school opened in a building that had housed Roger Ludlowe High School, which closed in 1987, and Roger Ludlowe Middle School from 1998 to 2003.
Before the town opened Fairfield Ludlowe High School, it built a 200,000-square-foot building on the Ludlowe campus which is now home to Roger Ludlowe Middle School.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School initially had only freshmen and sophomores and was considered at that time as a satellite campus of Fairfield High School on Melville Avenue, which was the only high school in town after Roger Ludlowe High School closed in 1987. The high school on Melville Avenue was renamed Fairfield Warde High School after Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened.
Enrollment at Fairfield Ludlowe High School is 1,423 students (March 2010 figure) and its enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 1,844 students in 2015-16.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School's bricks-and-mortar capacity is 1,400 students, and its building was built in 1949. The building underwent a complete renovation before Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened for the 2003-04 school year.
Advanced placement courses at Fairfield Ludlowe High School include 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.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School's headmaster is David M. Ebling and its mascot is the falcon.
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.
This 12-acre park is adjacent to the 100 Mona Terrace building that houses the Fairfield Senior Center and that…More formerly housed Oldfield School, a public elementary school.
The park includes playground equipment and a full-size grass field that is used for soccer and lacrosse.
Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of town fields by any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event requires a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.
Priority in granting permits is given, in the following order, to: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities; Fairfield public school-sponsored activities; youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents; any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.
People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.
Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.
The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, specialty shows, camps, clinics, lessons/specialty coaches and tournaments, is $50 per hour.
The regulations also say that any field can be closed by Gerald Lombardo, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, at any time and to any activity.
Residents in the early and mid-2000's tried to convince town officials to reopen Oldfield School to alleviate overcrowding at nearby Sherman School, but town officials resisted the effort. Sherman School is now the only elementary school south of the Post Road and has nearly 500 students.
Eagle-Hill Southport, which opened in 1985 in a building that formerly housed Pequot School, a public elementary…More school, is a school designed for bright, capable students who are experiencing academic difficulties because of a specific learning disability. The school is designed to offer these children a chance to develop a foundation of academic competence, enhance their self esteem and interact successfully with their peers.
Eagle-Hill Southport is in a building owned by the Southport Conservancy, a neighborhood group, and the school has students from 22 communities, with Darien, Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport and Wilton having the largest representation.
Tuition in 2009-10 is $38,350, and financial aid is available.