Fairfax High School

Fairfax High School


Enrollment 2260

Grades 9-12

Principal: Dr. Georgina Aye


Fairfax High School has a rich history and tradition that dates back to 1936. The current facility, built in 1972, is located in the City of Fairfax and was upgraded in 2007 with a $54-million-dollar renovation.


Fairfax High School offers a broad and challenging curriculum that meets the needs of a diverse population. FHS offers Advanced Placement courses, honors programs in all academic areas, seven world languages, internship opportunities, on-site vocational training, and a full range of fine and performing arts. Students who speak English as a second language and students with disabilities are served by specially adapted instructional programs. Our school community believes that all students can learn and develop to perform at high standards. Time and opportunity for students to receive additional academic support needed is built into our instructional schedule.


FHS expects our students to graduate with the skills to be creative and critical thinkers as well as to communicate and collaborate with people around the world. These skills will allow each graduate the opportunity to choose among many options in continuing their growth in college, career, or other pursuits.


Approximately 90 percent of our students continue their education in post-secondary institutions. School programs emphasize student wellness with a "whole student" approach. Our school counselors and Student Services team - which is RAMP-certified (Recognized ASCA Model Program) - provides academic and socio-emotional support for our students in addition to college and career advising as they move through grades 9-12.


In addition, our Student Activities office offers a wide range of athletic programs and club activities designed to help students develop talents outside of the classroom and builder a stronger sense of school community.