Distinctive Programs

Public Speaking

The public speaking program is a hallmark of an FCDS education. The program provides an opportunity for boys to develop many public speaking skills, including: an appreciation for poetry; memorization and interpretation; self-confidence with an audience; consideration of topics of interest; researching and organizing an argument.
Recognizing that the ability to speak confidently and comfortably is a critical Meet-the-Moment skill, FCDS begins the public speaking program in Kindergarten with poetry recitations. While we provide ample opportunities for boys to speak in front of large groups, we also know that public speaking skills are used all around campus.

Whether giving a pep talk to teammates on the field, delivering a game report, or announcing community service projects, FCDS students learn to think clearly, organize their thoughts, and speak confidently--skills that will be profoundly important in their academic and professional careers.
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.