Lower School

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The Lower School experience at FCDS is designed to provide each boy with the foundational skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and leaders. Led by teachers who are experts in the art and science of teaching boys, our focus on relational learning ensures that every student feels empowered to take risks, be challenged, and develop deep confidence in their abilities.

Boys begin each day with a morning meeting which is designed to foster and promote friendship, empathy, and a collaborative learning community. Daily instruction in reading, spelling, writing, mathematics, and social studies are taught in both full classes and small groups and our dedicated learning specialists provide opportunities for differentiation and enrichment across the curriculum. Additional classes in physical education, science, art, music, Spanish, coding, and library complete our dynamic academic program.

Nurturing future leaders is core to the motto of our school, “We are judged by our deeds.” Even at the earliest age, our program emphasizes the development of leadership skills like teamwork, positive communication, fairness to classmates, accountability, and respect for the truth and teachers. Kindergarteners learn to confidently recite poems in front of the entire school while fifth graders become positive role models as our “Lower School Leaders.”
Lisa Anderson
Head of Lower School
Fairfield Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, all-boys day school in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Founded in 1936 by Laurence W. Gregory, the school has admitted only boys since its inception. As per our mission: Fairfield Country Day School provides an educational community dedicated to the development of impactful young leaders of character and purpose; ready to face the everyday challenges and pivotal turning points of their lifetime with confidence, courage and compassion. Its balanced and challenging program is designed to help each student expand his desire and ability to acquire knowledge, capture his imagination, stimulate his curiosity and creativity, and enhance his self-esteem and respect for others. Each boy’s individual growth is encouraged in an environment that anticipates the future while appreciating the past.

FCDS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

FCDS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.