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K-8
Private
Santa Ana, CA
Students enrolled: 268
Before care: Yes
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12421 Newport Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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(714) 832-4867
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December 17, 2014
I have 2 children enrolled at the Fairmont North Tustin Campus. They have been there for 5 years. I could not be happier with Fairmont and specifically the North Tustin Campus. The level of education is unmatched by any other school that I have seen in Orange County. Everyone from the teachers, administration, after-school staff have all been wonderful. Most importantly my kids are HAPPY and getting an unbelievable education. I have no doubt that the skills they are learning today at Fairmont will carry them well beyond high school and college. I would recommend any parent to just take a tour and see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
Supreme School, which makes fantastic statements, in favor of owners fiscal well being. As a parent and PTO insider i took my children out of the school and send them to public school, because, i do not want to lose my children's future. The director is a good person with her ambition in her private and professional life, which will not serve children in the school well and parents will lose money and life time education opportunity for the kids outside.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
Great school by comparing with Publich school in east LA, very nurturing, new director will say what ever you want to heard to get you to sign the contract, but never get anything done. Some good teachers in low grade level, but not at JR High. Math and science is conern. Math teacher has English teaching background, math teacher might be only one day ahead of students. Used to be a good school.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2014
I cannot tell you how nurturing this environment is for my children. I have one junior high and one elementary child, and the faculty and staff truly care for my children. From phone calls if they get bumps to emails about grades, I feel very connected to my children during each day. The academics that my children are exposed to are top notch. I am so pleased with all of the campus updates and technology enhancements. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2014
We were disappointed with overall quality of the teachers. They were neither nurturing or motivated to teach. The curriculum was ok but, outdated textbooks were used. It was weak in teaching writing skills. We were also disappointed in the administration and its lack of leadership in managing concerns brought up by parents. It simply did not care for the students and their education.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
Fantastic School, which serves the owners ambition to bring community children to his children's level in education. His children are in public school. The principle is specializing in taking care of each and every children's need and cater for them. Wonderful service. Most of this school children can not survive in public school and academically challenged. My children are very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
I have three kids going to Fairmont's North Tustin campus. They love it. And that's what matters. We looked at quite a few schools in the area. Fairmont has been around for 60 years. And it shows. Their curriculum is excellent and their track record speaks for itself.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2012
Fairmont Edgwood is a great school. I have had my children in both private and public schools and this is by far the best. The state budget cuts do not affect this school and you will find Art, Music, Science, Drama, Computer, foreign language, instrumental and PE have not been cut. Class sizes are small, with dedicated teachers. If I could do it all over again, I would put start both of my daughters here in preschool.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2012
As a parent who had my child here for several years, I had to add my opinion to this board. I was very disappointed with the philosophy of this school which is "academics at any cost". While the curriculum is challenging and above grade level, it is my opinion that the students are not treated with respect or in a caring manner. Feedback from the parents is not accepted and the administration will consistently side with faculty and not advocate for the child. This school does not develop the "whole child". If you are interested in pure academic excellence you may like the school, but for me personally, my child is much happier elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2012
Fairmont Edgewood is a wonderful school. The students go on to excel in their high school classes with nearly all being accepted into AP classes as well as skipping the beginning year(s) of Spanish. The students are always ahead of their new classmates in high school in their core subjects. All students have the opportunity to join a sports team, perform in drama productions, enter art contests, compete in Academic Pentathlon and Debate. There is a Character Counts program, which helps students understand the importance of being a person of integrity. The small campus allows for emphasis on the individual learner. The teachers are caring and work together to ensure the success of each student.

- submitted by a teacher
March 25, 2011
This school excels in academic performance but is low on outdoor activities mainly beacuse of lack of initiative of parents. Need to develop the kids in their all around their personality not just be sunk in their books.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
It was the best choice I have done to my kids. This school really invest in their teachers. My daughter in kindergarten now and she is able to read chapter books. My other in higher grades and he improved dramatically in his personality since he joined this school.

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August 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
In the short time my daughter has been at this school, she has become so confident in her reading skills. When she started in September she hated to read. The teachers are excellent and this campus offers so many opportunities for advanced education that the public school system does not offer.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
Fairmont's elementary schools are the only good non-sectarian private schools in Orange County. I know from research, tours and experience. Gifted children will flourish here. Campus is very small, but they make the most of it. Classroom technology is cutting-edge (thanks to a new, very active parents association), but every teacher and staffer does the job of 2 or 3 people (unfortunately, this is typical at private schools). My child is treated with respect by staff and fellow students. Very safe environment; 2-3 field trips a year. Every student, starting in kindergarten, studies 'special subjects': art, music/performing arts, computers, Spanish [Catalan version], Science lab, PE, and library skills (Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader program). A good investment in our child's future.

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May 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
This is good school with good system and curriculum. It is worthy the $ we pay. Teachers are nice, but dedication vary. School seems do not have rules for gifts which the teachers can accept from parents. It is hard for for teacher to be unbias to child from whom they received big gift.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2009
Great school if you believe in a good education and discipline. The kids have to work hard every day. Expensive but worthy

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March 09, 2009
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February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
The teachers are amazing. They are so friendly and nice. The kids are really nice. Fairmont Edgewood is like a second family. You won't regret it.

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August 07, 2008
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July 10, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2008
the teachers are amazing and become more that just teachers to the students, they become friends and second parents. it is truly a 2nd home!

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June 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 19, 2006
Wonderful teachers, excellent in academics. Students also have the opportunity to learn Spanish . The program is great, my son has been accepted in spanish 3 in high school after leaving Edgewood campus.Great Spanish teacher

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May 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
We have been very satisfied with the curricilum and extras at Fairmont for our now 7th grade daughter. She has been there since kindergarten. The atmosphere of the school is welcoming and the teachers serious about the students' progress but very close. The small school really encourages students to excel to their potential. Also, for a school so focused on academics, the arts are very important/ The kids have the opportunity every year to participate in some sort of theater or performance. They also have instrumental and fine arts as requirements. Sports are also important with an excellent volleyball team.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2005
Excellent school. They have great teachers. The school is older so it doesn't have the facilities of a newer school, but that is made up a million times over on the academic side.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2005
Great school. Academic programs are very good. Music, art, and P.E. are great as well. The parent involvement is tremendous. All staff are extremely in tune with each child. Very individualized attention.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2005
This school is one of the best schools in Southern California. The staff and administration are friendly, intelligent, and create a wonderful community. Many of the students that go here have gone on to presitgious high schools as well as universities. I would recommend this school to anyone!!!

- submitted by a former student
June 07, 2004
My son is in Pre-K and going into Kindergarden. Fairmont Private school is well worth the investment for your childs future. The school is great and the kids all have the same goals that you have for your child.

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Edgewood is one of Fairmont's most diversified campuses. Students share their passions for music and drama in Edgewood's auditorium. An expansive art studio houses Edgewood's renowned visual arts program. State science fair winners perfect their skills in the science and computer labs. A history of placing among the top three teams in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade OC Academic Pentathlon competitions speaks to the overall academic excellence of this campus. In addition, the campus has distinguished itself in Junior High debate competitions. This WASC accredited campus is technologically advanced and incorporates wireless assessment tools, HD projection systems, interactive white boards and other high-tech tools in the classroom.

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Fairmont Private Schools, North Tustin Campus
12421 Newport Avenue, Santa Ana, CA  92705
(714) 832-4867
Last modified Fairmont Private Schools, North Tustin Campus is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Fairmont Private Schools, North Tustin Campus Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top