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Fairmont Private Schools - Historic Anaheim Campus

Private | K-8 | 494 students

 
 

Living in Anaheim

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $320,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,560.

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Posted July 13, 2012

Dear Parents, Thank you for taking a moment to review Fairmont. We appreciate you sharing your perspective. Your comments help us understand what is most important to you, and we take that very seriously. It is important to us that you know we value the opportunity to discuss your thoughts in person too. We welcome you to email us to arrange this type of visit at feedback@fairmontschools.com. Thank you again, President Jackson

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Posted February 2, 2012

Truly an amazing school if you have a gifted child or if you start early enough! I had 3 kids go through this school and WOW their academics are so far and above any other school. You will have the smartest and the most well prepared kids! If you have a child that needs a bit slower pace or that isn't really smart, this may not be the best school. They are very accelerated. Two of my kids learned so much and had the most amazing teachers. My other child needed a bit more help and he struggled the entire time. Mable has the BEST principal ever. She is just amazing. She deals with issues almost seamlessly. She has a great relationship with the kids and really cares about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

As our son enters one of the top medical schools in the nation, I have to look back and thank all of those that got him there. If it was not for the foundation that he received at the Mable Campus, I doubt that he would have achieved his dream. A big thank you to all his teachers and the administrators for giving our son the tools needed to be the best that he could be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

Absolutely THE BEST preschool and elementary education you could provide your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Fairmont offers something for everybody: advanced curriculum, sports, extra curricular activities, before and after school care, help for struggling students, and much, much more!


Posted November 3, 2009

Fairmont Private school is the best. Fairmont offers advanced academics. Offers many extra curricular activites other schools cannot offer. The instructors are the best. Very attentitive to all the children. Fairmont also has the best technology a school can offer. The whole school works together as family. Faimont Private school is the only school in Orange County that has been around for more than 50 yrs. I myself went to fairmont and my children attend Fairmont.My whole family, siblings and cousin all attended this school. My 1yr old twin nieces will be attending in a couple years. I truly believe this school is the bestt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Teachers are enthusiastic, and nice. A lot of homeworks are required. But the programs are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

I have had the pleasure to teach here my entire career, and I do not feel that there is a school out there that does a better job with each individual student. I am also lucky to teach students who have come up through Fairmont's lower elementary (1st-5th grade). These students have developed such remarkable skills through the years that I feel obligated to take them to the next level. As a teacher, I am allowed the freedom to complete the challenging curriculum in a way that I feel is best. The students do well on standardized tests, but they do not lose class time preparing like other public schools whose scores sometimes mean more than the complete education of the student. The dedication, warmth, and kindness of the teachers, staff, parents, and students make it a place that I will always call home.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2008

Plenty of schools promise a first-rate education, but few deliver like Fairmont. Check out the Report Card on their website fairmontschools.com to see some pretty amazing academic outcomes as well as details about their sports, arts and extracurricular programs. As far as what one reviewer says about an overly academic focus, I'd disagree. I'm a parent at the Citron campus in Anaheim and my child simply thrives in the atmosphere of fun learning that you can't miss if you visit the campus. If you want your child to be so excited about learning that he can't wait to go to school each day, then Fairmont is the place for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

Fairmont is just wonderful. All my children went there and now they are all going to good colleges. I would highly recommend Fairmont.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

Fairmont is a very good school academically. There are some teachers much better than others and you can tell the difference when talking to other parents and hear what happens in other classes. Stay in touch with other parents. They'll tell you who prepares the kids better for the next grade. The only real downside is the cost. It's very expensive, but worth it if you can afford it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

Strong program but little flexability. Fast track for a kid to become a young adult, little room for a kid to be a kid. Too much busywork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

As my firstborn begins his first year of college, I can owe his success to Fairmont. It seems like yesterday that my husband and I dropped him off at the Citron campus which began his journey through elementary school. At Mable, he was given the foundation and life skills to enter and succeed at a top 25 university not just in academics, but in character. His classmates had similar values and I never worried about negative influences. Yes, the curriculum is rigorous, but in a fun and challenging way. These kids become lifelong friends and form an incredible network long after graduation. The curriculum is very well-rounded--offering music, art, science, and sports. Parental involvement can be as little or as much as you choose--no requirements. You can t ask for a better school environment for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

I love this school. My daughter has attended since pre-school and is now in first grade. She is well ahead of her public school counterparts. The teachers provide a well-balanced curriculum and I would highly recommend to anyone. The school does have a wide diviersity in cultures and races.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2006

This school is great academically, but i feel personally does not give students enough time to build life skills. Great oppurtunity to epand knowledge, but gives too much work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Excellent Faculty and leadership. Children are prepared to succeed in future education.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted December 31, 2005

Strong academic, qualified teachers, extra curriculum classes and enrichemnt classes offered
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2005

The kids get a quality education and are further ahead then the public school kids. The only down side is the cost. The school is primarily asian and indian. There does not appear to be significant parent involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2005

We have 2 children in this school, and are very happy with the education and programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2004

Fairmont is a great school for the academically gifted. The curriculum is quite accelerated and becoming more so every day. Our child graduated from the eighth grade and was more than prepared to enter one of the most competitive preparatory high schools in California. However we do feel that if a child needs a slower paced more nurturing learning atmosphere, Fairmont may not be the place for your family.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 58% 11%
White 17% 26%
Hispanic 13% 52%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Carole Calabria
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NIPSA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Located on Fairmont’s original school site in historic Anaheim, Mable is a sister campus to Citron and offers elementary and junior high programs. A destination campus, Mable attracts families from throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties and offers bus transportation to neighborhoods throughout Orange County, South Los Angeles County and the Newport Coast. Mable’s elementary program (1st through 6th grade) is distinguished by its many art and academic awards. Mable’s junior high program (7th and 8th grade) is a National Blue Ribbon School. Fairmont’s proprietary elementary and junior high curriculum provides a solid foundation in reading, writing, math, science and technology. The program is further bolstered by enrichment classes taught by specialty teachers in PE, music, art, Spanish, science lab, computer lab and library sciences. Fairmont offers a competitive sports program beginning in the 5th grade, and an advanced math track that allows proficient students to take Trigonometry or higher in 8th grade. Extended daycare is available each school day from 7am-6pm; summer school, camp and enrichment workshops are available during the summer break.
School leaders can update this information here.

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1557 West Mable Street
Anaheim, CA 92802
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Phone: (714) 563-4050

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