Distinctive Programs

Advisor Program

One of the greatest benefits to a private school education is the relationship that can form between a teacher and a student. And although these relationships will often form on their own, the FCDS Advisor Program ensures that each boy in grades six through nine has a faculty member to whom he can turn for friendship and advice.
For this reason, our Advisor Program is one of the most important aspects of the Middle and Upper School experience. The program begins in sixth grade and continues throughout the duration of a student’s career until his graduation in ninth grade. Each faculty member has eight or nine advisees.

Resource for Parents

The advisor is the first line of communication between home and the school. There are several opportunities for the advisor to meet with the parents throughout the year to discuss progress. These meetings are frequently supplemented with regular informal updates from the advisor.

Every Friday the boys meet with their advisor groups to discuss both academic and personal issues. These weekly meetings provide a forum to check progress, lend encouragement and answer questions.

In addition to these weekly gatherings, the advisor mentors and advocates for each boy on a daily basis.
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.