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Fairmont Private Schools - North Tustin Campus

Private | PK-8 | 320 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $470,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,600.

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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 Thank you again, President Jackson

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Posted November 14, 2013

This school has a high price tag, but managed like public school. First time, kids will have one week off for Thanksgiving, but Tustin public schools only have two days off. After so many years, it is time to move out next years. Most of teachers are not motivated to teach, kids go to school to collect home work and come home to study with parents. Some teachers just give kids very bad grade, and do not care if the students really understand the materials. kids lose ability to think in this school. Class size in some grade is big (23), there is no aid in the class also, so some teacher just reduce the workload to meet her own need. A lots of people left this year, with a new administration, things have not been changed. Middle school start from 6th grade with very small population, kids are well protected, but lose touch with outside world. This school is managed by a business man not Educator, they always tell parents this is good place to invest for your kids future, but It is sad to see some kids graduate here to go to high school cannot get into any honor classes. It will not be surprise to see enrollment is low next year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted February 5, 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted June 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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

Posted July 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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

Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 7, 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.
—Submitted by a student

Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 1, 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted June 7, 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.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 47%
White 35%
Two or more races 9%
Hispanic 7%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Outstanding School Award at the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (2011)
  • Second Place School at the Orange County Debate League Tournament (2011)
  • Second Place at the Orange County Pentathlon Super Quiz Competition (2011)

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)
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • 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
  • 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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kristen Jansen
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Nonsectarian


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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


Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.


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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
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
  • 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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12421 Newport Ave
Tustin, CA 92705
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Phone: (714) 832-4867


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