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Decision Time

Schools will notify applicants of their decisions at various times. As it is with the application process, day schools tend to notify earlier, and work on a different timetable than boarding schools. The trend has moved towards receiving schools notifying candidates electronically.
FCDS will be eager to learn of the outcomes of the notification process, and welcomes the opportunity to help families manage their options.

Schools will either accept, waitlist, or decline applicants. An accepted student often has the opportunity to re-visit the campus of the school to which he has been accepted. We encourage students to take the opportunity to revisit these campuses only if they are undecided. Once a family has made its decision about the acceptance, they should notify the receiving school promptly. This is especially true if the family plans to not enroll their son in the accepted school, as spaces are limited and receiving schools will wish to move to candidates on waitlists. Receiving schools will expect to receive enrollment agreements and deposits by their specified deadlines.

A student who has been waitlisted still has the potential for admissions to that school. We encourage our boys to notify the school that they still have interest in attending, should they be moved from the waitlist.
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.