Why A Boys School

“In (coeducational) elementary school classrooms- where teachers increasingly put an emphasis on language and a premium on sitting quietly and speaking in turn- the mismatch between boys and school can become painfully obvious.”

Peg Tyre, author of The Trouble with Boys : A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do

Engaging Active Minds

Boys are active learners. At Fairfield Country Day we fully engage them with a balanced curriculum of academics, arts, music and athletics. Our academic program teaches boys to communicate effectively, problem solve, and lead. Our structured yet flexible classes and schedules allow boys to move as part of the daily educational experience – around the room, around the building, and the campus. We design our programs and environment to meet the specific developmental needs of boys.

Relation Based Learning

Relation based learning refers to the social, emotional, and academic connections between boys and their teachers that drive boys to want to succeed in school. At Fairfield Country Day there are countless examples of these gestures every day. In a recent study by Richard Hawley and Michael Reichert’s, "From Whom The Boy Toils", The Primacy of Relationship in Boys’ Learning, there is a vast pool of relevant data from teachers and students at boys’ schools across the globe that demonstrate the impact of relationships in a boy’s education. The intrinsic value gained by teachers knowing, really knowing their students not only bolsters their skills as effective teachers, but defines pedagogy at Fairfield Country Day School. Building relationships is central in our mission of educating the whole boy.

FAIRFIELD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203.259.2723  |  Fax: 203.259.3249