Head of School Transition
Board of Trustees
Why A Boys School
CURRICULUM FOR BOYS
Ninth Grade Experience
HOW BOYS EXCEL
Ways To Give
Faculty and Staff
Summer between 7
grade, and 8
Parents will receive an e-mail from FCDS inviting them to meet at school to discuss secondary school options.
Families are encouraged to start conversations about what might make sense for their sons.
Families are encouraged to visit school websites and campuses to discover the different communities and cultures that secondary schools provide.
Fall of 8
Families should attend Open Houses for schools of interest as well as schedule tours and interviews.
FCDS will hold a nighttime informational meeting pertaining to secondary schools.
Families should register for the SSAT at
Families should consider registering for an SSAT prep course.
Parents and boys should schedule a second appointment with FCDS to review and revise a list of potential secondary schools.
Boys should begin the application process by obtaining the correct materials from each school, making sure to note specific requirements and deadlines.
Families are must provide FCDS an an accurate list of schools that will be receiving a formal application.
Students should speak directly to teachers regarding the completion of recommendations. FCDS will provide all forms to teachers.
Families should plan to complete visits and interviews by late November, early December.
Boys take the SSAT at FCDS. Historically, this has been offered in early December.
Boys should work towards completing their part of each application.
Parents requesting financial aid should complete the online forms as directed by receiving schools.
FCDS will submit transcripts and recommendations to receiving schools before the deadline.
Families should submit applications by receiving school deadlines.
Receiving schools consider applications
Headmaster and Head of Upper School advocate for our boys through frequent contact with receiving schools
Receiving Schools will notify of decisions.
Boys will have an opportunity to revisit schools in which they have been accepted to.
Families make decisions, with further support from Country Day as needed.
FAIRFIELD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203.259.2723 | Fax: 203.259.3249