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Rick Runkel Director of Admissions, Farrell Gerges Associate Director of Admissions

The Art and Science of Active Minds

FCDS has been advancing the art and science of an all-boys education in Fairfield, CT since the day the school opened in 1936. Our educators are skilled in the practice of teaching boys, and fully engage them with a balanced curriculum of academics, arts, music and athletics. Our academic program teaches boys to communicate effectively, problem solve, and lead. Our structured-yet-flexible classes and schedules allow boys to move as part of the daily educational experience – around the room, around the building, and the campus. We methodically design our programs and environment to fortify the way young boys grow—one of the many benefits of a private, all-boys school.

Relation-Based Learning

Relational learning refers to the social, emotional, and academic connections between boys and their teachers that drive boys to want to succeed in school, and later on in life. At FCDS, there are countless examples of these gestures every day. In a recent study, The Primacy of Relationship in Boys’ Learning, by Richard Hawley and Michael Reichert, there is a vast pool of relevant data from teachers and students at boys’ schools across the globe that demonstrate the impact of relationships in a boy’s education. The intrinsic value gained by teachers really knowing their students not only bolsters their skills as effective teachers, but defines pedagogy at FCDS. Building relationships is central in our mission of educating boys to Meet the Moment.

Peg Tyre, author of The Trouble with Boys : A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do

In (coeducational) elementary school classrooms- where teachers increasingly put an emphasis on language and a premium on sitting quietly and speaking in turn- the mismatch between boys and school can become painfully obvious.

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