List of 9 items.

  • Core Competencies

    In an ongoing efforts to successfully prepare FCDS graduates for the 21st Century, we have identified ten Core Competencies that are currently benchmarked and measured from kindergarten to ninth grade. These competencies are introduced and reinforced in each facet of our program; academics, the arts, and athletics.
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  • Public Speaking

    The public speaking program is a hallmark of an FCDS education. The program provides an opportunity for boys to develop many public speaking skills, including: an appreciation for poetry; memorization and interpretation; self-confidence with an audience; consideration of topics of interest; researching and organizing an argument.
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  • Blue Slips

    Blue slips are a long-standing tradition at FCDS. These handwritten slips recognize the students who have distinguished themselves in a positive and noteworthy manner. This public acknowledgement is a highlight of the week for many, as boys and their advisors take great pride in receiving them. Slips may be awarded for good deeds, such as boys lending their teachers a helping hand or when an older boy takes initiative to help a younger student tie his shoes in the hallway.
  • Advisor Program

    One of the greatest benefits to a private school education is the relationship that can form between a teacher and a student. And although these relationships will often form on their own, the Fairfield Country Day advisor program ensures that each boy in grades six through nine has a faculty member to whom he can turn for friendship and advice.
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  • Experiential Learning

    Fairfield Country Day School believes that field trips provide beneficial experiences for boys of all ages and enhance their overall learning experience. There are two types of trips that a Fairfield Country Day boy might experience during his tenure at the school: curriculum-related trips and character-building trips.
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  • Diversity

    Fairfield Country Day School is committed to teaching the value of diversity. We strive to accomplish this by being an inclusive community; embracing and celebrating all members of our school family and the greater community. Inclusivity pertains to all areas of diversity; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical differences, socio-economic background, and abilities.
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  • Leadership

    The FCDS Student Council consists of elected representatives from each homeroom in grades five through eight. Traditionally, this group has been led by two ninth graders who are appointed by their peers for a one half year term.
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  • Wellness

    Health and wellness are vital to the educational experience at FCDS. The school continues to actively address its belief in the importance of educating the “whole boy.” With highly qualified teachers, impressive facilities, and innovative programming, FCDS is committed to teaching the boys how to be safe and healthy in their daily lives.
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  • Stewardship

    To educate and empower our school community, to reach out to our fellow man, and to protect our environment. Stewardship at Fairfield Country Day stresses that the responsibility for being active members of the community means making positive contributions. Every grade at FCDS sponsors or participates in a stewardship project each year.
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