Secondary School Counseling

At Fairfield Country Day School, our Secondary School Counseling Team works with each family to educate them
about the options for high school.
We help manage the process by taking into account your family’s desire and your son's profile.  We recommend schools that seem to be a potential fit.  Through our thoughtful and personalized approach, FCDS has successfully placed students in both public and private schools.

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  • Questions to consider as you begin your journey

    The secondary school counseling parent meeting allows us to review the following questions.  Answers to these questions help formulate an initial list of schools for consideration.
    • Are there any ‘driving factors’ that will dictate your school search?
    • What type of environment do you hope to find in your son’s nextschool experience?
    • Is your son considering a local public school?
    • Is your son considering boarding school? Day school?
    • ls your son considering repeating 9th grade?
  • School Visits

    • Attend an Open House
    • Learn about the application process
    • Schedule and attend official tour and interview
    • Take notes about each school
  • Interview Tips

    • Dress in FCDS attire
    • Make an impression
    • Observe and notice details of the school and student life
    • Send a thank you note
  • Applying to Schools

    • Review/revise/narrow list of schools that interest you and confirm list with us
    • Understand different application requirements and upload necessary documents to application portal
    • Input appropriate FCDS contact information to the application portal; FCDS will then provide transcripts and recommendations
    Application / Application FeeTranscript
    Financial aid information*Principal / Counselor recommendation
    Essays*English recommendation
    Graded writing sample*Math recommendation
    Parent statement*Additional recommendation (if requested by student)
    Standardized test scores, if applicable 

    *At FCDS we encourage each boy to manage the application process.  It is important for the boys to respectfully ask for recommendations from each teacher.

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  • Matriculation

    • Avon Old Farms School
    • Berkshire School
    • Brooks School
    • Brunswick School
    • Canterbury School
    • Deerfield Academy
    • Fairfield College Preparatory School
    • Fairfield Ludlowe High School
    • Fairfield Warde High School
    • Frederick Gunn School
    • Greens Farms Academy
    • Groton School
    • Hamden Hall Country Day School
    • Hopkins School
    • The Hotchkiss School
    • Kent School
    • The Lawrenceville School
    • The Loomis Chaffee School
    • Millbrook School
    • Northfield Mount Hermon
    • Phillips Academy Andover
    • Pomfret School
    • Proctor Academy
    • Salisbury School
    • St. George's School
    • St. Luke's School
    • St. Mark's School
    • St. Paul's School
    • Staples High School
    • Suffield Academy
    • Tabor Academy
    • The Taft School
    • Westminster School
To learn more, please contact:
Farrell Gerges P'30, '31, Director Secondary School Counseling
Email:  |  Phone: 203-259-2723
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.