Fairfield Public Schools

Basic Information

Address: 501 Kings Highway East Suite 210
Phone Number: 12032558309
Superintendent: Dr. Toni Jones

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Additional Information

Member Schools: Burr Elementary, Timothy Dwight Elementary, Holland Hill Elementary, Jennings Elementary, McKinley Elementary,Mill Hill Elementary,North Stratfield Elementary, Osborn Hill Elementary, Riverfield Elementary, Roger Sherman Elementary, Stratfield Elementary, Fairfield Wood Middle School, Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Tomlinson Middle School, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Fairfield Warde High School, Walter Fitzgerald Campus, Early Childhood Center
Mission Statement:

The mission of the Fairfield Public Schools, in partnership with families and community, is to ensure that every student acquires the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifelong learner, responsible citizen, and successful participant in an ever-changing global society through a comprehensive educational program.

Accreditation and Recognition: NEASC, Awarded 2017 Best Communities for Music Education, State Championship Athletics, Advanced Placement Excellence,
District Characteristics: Fairfield Public Schools enrolls approximately 10,000 students. The district is located on the beautiful Gold Coast of Connecticut in Fairfield County. The community is extremely supportive of their great schools which are known to be one of the best systems in the United States. The annual budget hovers around $169,000.000. FPS is known for maintaining small class sizes focused on engaged learners. There are 1,500 of the finest educators and non-certified education staff in the country working for Fairfield.
History:

The town of Fairfield, located in Fairfield County, is in southwestern Connecticut on the Long Island Sound and is considered a part of Connecticut’s “Gold Coast.” One of the four earliest towns established in the Connecticut Colony by the English in the 1600s, Fairfield was largely a farming community.

In 1635, Puritans and Congregationalists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony sought to establish an ecclesiastical society subject to their own rules. The Massachusetts General Court gave them permission to settle in several areas around Hartford. In 1639, the Fundamental Orders, a set of legal and administrative orders, was adopted and established Connecticut as a self-ruled entity. Roger Ludlowe, one of the framers of the Fundamental Orders, purchased a large tract of land from the Pequonnock Indians, and the town of Fairfield was born. (Over time, the land divided into several other town including Bridgeport, Redding, Weston, Easton, and Westport.)

Notable Alumni:

Tennis Professional James Blake, Musician John Mayer

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