Fairhill places great importance on the basic skill areas of reading, mathematics, and language arts. In grades 1 through 8, emphasis is on multi-sensory instruction of reading, alphabetic phonics, language arts, mathematics, science, social science and physical education. Enrichment classes include art, music, drama, computer technology, library science, study skills, and communication skills. The basics continue to be the core of the curriculum for grades 9 through 12, complemented by honors classes and electives, including foreign language, visual and performing arts, journalism, social sciences, and athletics.
Fairhill’s curriculum is structured to meet state standards, while allowing each student to pursue electives that enhance his/her unique talents and abilities. Course requirements are individually accelerated to appropriately challenge each student to reach his/her full potential. Teachers integrate subject matter across the curriculum, preparing students for further learning experiences at college and in their careers.
Technology is an important educational element at Fairhill. Students at all levels are instructed in computer use as an integral tool to support the curriculum. Technology accommodates students’ different learning styles and academic needs. Student created computer projects, software applications, keyboarding, internet research, programming, and web page design are among the many ways that technology is incorporated into academics. As technology evolves as a vital component in a well-rounded education, Fairhill continues to research, explore, and implement new and innovative technology applications.
The Fairhill library/media center provides a wealth of literature and information resources in an inviting setting. Students, teachers, and parents utilize the center for scheduled checkout times, story sharing, information gathering, and technology support.