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Inclusive Excellence

Director of Inclusive Excellence: 
Shabi Vereen P;23, '27, 

At FCDS, we strive to achieve Inclusive Excellence through a deliberate approach grounded in community building. Our goal is to cultivate an environment where every member of our community feels respected, supported and valued–regardless of their background, abilities, or identities. We believe that our commitment to inclusive excellence goes beyond merely having a diverse community; it places belonging at the core of our School's mission and vision. Belonging asserts that by strengthening our diverse experiences through meaningful connections, we will actively embrace each other's differences and empower students to thrive academically and socio-emotionally. We commit to Meet The Moment by:
  • Continuing to enhance diverse representation across the School community.
  • Providing equitable opportunities for all students.
  • Developing a curriculum that offers "windows and mirrors" into the experiences, histories, and perspectives of a wide range of individuals and communities.
  • Cultivating a safe and supportive environment where students can freely express their identities and opinions without the fear of discrimination or exclusion.
  • Employing culturally-responsive teaching strategies that cater to diverse learning styles and abilities, ensuring active participation and academic excellence for all students.
  • Collaborating with families, teachers and staff to solicit input and consistently enhance the School's inclusive practices.
  • Continuously assessing and refining policies, practices, and curricula to align more effectively with the strategic goals of inclusive excellence and to address any emerging disparities or challenges.
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.