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 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.
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.
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.