Application Process

Grades 4-9

Step 1: (Online) Application
To apply to FCDS, create an online account by Clicking Here.

Step 2: Parent Tour and Interview

Schedule an appointment to meet with Director of Admissions Rick Runkel to discuss your son’s educational needs and to learn more about the school.

Step 3: Student Shadow Day & Admissions Testing

  • Students will spend an entire day on campus shadowing a current student. Grade appropriate assessments will be done during the visit by FCDS. Prospective students may also submit ISEE test results in lieu of in-house assessments.
  • To register for ISEE, go to

Step 4: Application Materials Due

  • School Transcript- current report card; last year’s report card
  • Two letters of recommendation (school or extracurricular letters accepted)

– Tuition Assistance Application

: Tuition Assistance awards are based on need. With a finite budget, it is important to apply as soon as possible for consideration for financial aid. Apply online at
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.