Fairhill School opened in 1971, offering classes for grades 1 through 8. In 1977, an upper school was added, which graduated its first class of seniors in 1981. By 1991, having outgrown the original campus on Churchill Way, Fairhill acquired its present home on Preston Road. The move to a campus that included an athletic field, a playground, and a modern two-story building set on sixteen wooded acres was a turning point in Fairhill’s history. A period of steady growth followed, marked by the development of a nature-study area, technology labs, a library/media center, a Fine Arts wing, the Diagnostic Assessment Center, a gymnasium/multipurpose facility, and tennis courts.
This expanded campus allowed Fairhill to grow its student population, while enriching the curriculum through the addition of electives and honors programs. Today, Fairhill has evolved into a premier college-preparatory school for bright students with learning differences. The educational philosophy and character of the school is continuously developing with new advances in the understanding of learning differences.
The Fairhill Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who possess expertise in education, business, and volunteering. The board works with school personnel in developing policies and programs, and serves an auditing role to assure that Fairhill provides the best possible education for its students. Board members, faculty, staff, and parents are committed partners in dedicated efforts to prepare Fairhill students for the exciting challenges of adult life in the twenty-first century.