Monday, June 24

SCHOOL NEWS oc register recognizes world-changing prep student

Congratulations to Fairmont Prep Academy's Nathaly Basto Camargo who was named one of Ten Graduates Who Will Change the World by the Orange County Register.  The article shared Nathaly's passion for education and for giving back to her community.  She founded an organization with a mission of educating high achieving minority students on ways to receive acceptance and scholarships to top colleges like Harvard, Stanford and Yale, where Nathaly will be matriculating this fall.  She took what she learned from her own experience and started speaking at area public schools--motivating soon-to-be graduates on how they too could go to a top college on scholarship.

Great work Nathaly!  We think you're already changing the world for the better and wish you all the best at Yale!

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Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Friday, June 14


Anaheim Hills Preschool Graduation

Anaheim Hills 8th Grade Graduation

Historic Anaheim Preschool Graduation

Historic Anaheim 8th Grade Graduation

North Tustin 8th Grade Graduation

Highlights From This Week
Congratulations Class of 2013! 
From preschool to 8th grade to high school, congratulations to all of our graduates! We are so proud of you, and we wish you all the best in your future! 

Happy Summer! 
Thank you to all of our families and students for a wonderful school year! We hope you have a fun and relaxing summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the fall. 

Fairmont Summer Programs: Now Enrolling
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Fairmont Summer Programs website is now LIVE and accepting applications for all the lords and ladies of the kingdom! Sign up before April 30th to receive a 10% discount on summer school and summer camp.  

Preschool-8th Grade: 
High School:

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools

Wednesday, June 12

SHORT STORY preschool graduation

This week, our little preschoolers graduated in our Preschool Graduation Ceremonies! We are so proud of them for all of their hard work in preschool, and we can't wait to see them continue to grow in kindergarten and beyond! 

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools 

Monday, June 10

BOOK REPORT school's out! booklist

The count down is on--it's the last week of the 2012/2013 school year.  Get in the summer spirit with this upbeat collection of picture books we pinned to our Elementary Pinterest Board from Nyla's Crafty Teaching.  And don't forget to keep reading all summer long.  It's one of the best ways to stop summer slide and keep young minds sharp for the coming school year.

  • When It's the Last Day of School by Maribeth Boelts
  • Last Day Hooray! by Nancy Poydar
  • The Last Day of School by Louise Borden
Image from Nyla's Crafty Teaching
Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Friday, June 7


Valeska F., Jaaniya D. and Brandon K. "hang out" on the monkey bars during Move-Up Day at Historic Anaheim Campus

Highlights From This Week
Parent Survey - Due June 10
As parents, your feedback is invaluable to us in informing our decisions and plans moving forward. We invite you to share your feedback in this year's online parent survey. You should have received an email this week with the link to the survey. If you have not received the survey, please email Stephanie Green at with your updated email address, and we will send it to you right away. Each family who completes the survey by June 10 will be entered in a raffle to win $1000 off tuition next year! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.  

Anaheim Hills:
Field Day!
What a blast!  Field day was super fun for all of our students.  They had a wonderful time 'racing' with all of the funny obstacles. They jumped through hula-hoops, rode a scooter through cones, juggled balls on a spoon and did hop-scotch!  They laughed and giggled as they cheered their classmates on to the finish line.  Everyone loved getting their medals and yummy snow cones.

Historic Anaheim:
Move-Up Day
On Tuesday, June 4th, Historic Anaheim held our traditional Move-Up Day.  On this day, JK-8th grade students "move-up" and visit their next year's classrooms. It is an exciting day for students and teachers alike.
Students met and spent time with each of the teachers who are in the grade they will be in next school year.  

Each teacher presented to the students about a unique topic. For example, Mr. Edmisten had his students participate in a probability game, Mr. Briner and Mrs. Riley presented to sixth grade students about the Grand Canyon overnight trip, Ms. Gratzer read a story to the Junior Kindergarten students and Miss Patterson explained a "day in the life of sixth grade" to the students visiting her class.
More photos from Move-Up Day are available on our Flickr page. 

Fairmont Summer Programs: Now Enrolling! 
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Fairmont Summer Programs website is now LIVE and accepting applications for all the lords and ladies of the kingdom! Sign up before April 30th to receive a 10% discount on summer school and summer camp.  

Preschool-8th Grade: 
High School:

June Lunch Menus 

Wednesday, June 5

THE FAIRMONT FIVE fun father's day playdates

Father's Day is coming up!  We love dads and appreciate having so many wonderful fathers involved in their children's education.  Here are a few suggestions of fun places to go and things to do with dad on his big day:
  1. Nature hike--get out and enjoy the great outdoors together. Find a trail near you by going to LocalHikes and entering your zipcode.
  2. Movie--bond over popcorn and a family-friendly flick at your local cinema.
  3. Children's Museum--dads are really just big kids themselves, so they'll love a hands-on children's museum like Discovery Science Center or The Bowers Museum's Kidseum.
  4. Beach--so cal dads love the beach!  Head over to Crystal Cove State Park for swimming, tide pooling, and sand castle making.  Dad and kids will love the burgers and hand-blended shakes at the Shake Shack or for fancier fare book a reservation at the Beachcomber
  5. Camping--dad can showcase his outdoor survival skills on a weekend away camping. Check out these last minute camping ideas from Sunset magazine or for something even closer to home pitch a tent in your own backyard!
Contributed by Darcy & Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, June 3

SCHOOL NEWS congratulations class of 2013

On Thursday, May 30, 2013, Fairmont Preparatory Academy celebrated the commencement of the Class of 2013 at Pearson Park amphitheater in downtown Anaheim.  It was the culmination of the hopes and dreams of seniors and their families and the jumping off place for 165 graduates who are headed to schools including Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and USC in the fall.  The statistics are pretty impressive, but they don't begin to tell the full story of the young men and women who leave us at Fairmont feeling very proud and a little bit sad to see them go.  Congratulations Class of 2013!  We wish you all the success in the world!

Class of 2013 At-A-Glance
  • Number of graduating seniors= 165
  • College Acceptance=100% of graduates accepted to college (over 200 different colleges and universities in 28 states and 5 countries)
  • Scholarships=$1.4 million
  • Community Service=17,260 hours
Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools