Distinctive Programs


The FCDS Student Council consists of elected representatives from each homeroom in grades five through eight. Traditionally, this group has been led by two ninth graders who are appointed by their peers for a one-half year term.
The Dean of Students serves as the faculty advisor to the Student Council. Members meet to discuss ideas and plan events with a goal of enriching and strengthening the overall program at FCDS.

What we do...

Community service projects, fundraisers, dances, no jacket and tie days, snack and lunch menu choices, and simple improvements to the physical plant are just some of the many topics which the Student Council addresses. The Student Council is truly a student-run organization and just one of the many opportunities that Fairfield Country Day School boys have to impact their school experience.

School Publications
School publications at FCDS offer a variety of opportunities for the boys to develop and practice their communication, organization, and leadership skills. While encouraging the refinement of their writing, they also stimulate involvement in school life.

The D-Blotter is a publication that morphed from the e-blotter which, since the adoption of school-wide computer use, was a daily publication. The D-Blotter is published daily and contains details of school and athletic activities and special events, menus, and other relevant information.

The Harvest is the annual publication that includes the best literary efforts of students in grades five through nine. Included in the Harvest are the winners of the Halloween and Holiday writing contests, arguments selected from the debate program, independently researched historical data, speeches from the eighth and ninth grade speech competition, and artwork.

The Blazer is the yearbook created by the eighth and ninth grade staff. The student editors and staff create, write, and edit the 140-page book, as well as design the cover and help with the photography.
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.