There are around 70 high schools in Fairfield County, with more than 47 public and 23 private high schools. These schools serve a total population of approximately 60,000 students.
Fairfield County has the third most number of high schools in Connecticut, with both Suffolk County and New Haven County having more than 100 high schools. Statewide, Fairfield County ranks second in terms of high school student population.
According to Niche.com, a website which offers insight on more than 120,000 schools nationwide, seven of the ten best schools in Connecticut are located within Fairfield County. The website ranks the schools based on several factors such as academics, health and safety, student culture, faculty, extracurricular programs, and more.
Weston High School in Weston is #1 in the state, and is followed by New Canaan High School in New Canaan, and Staples High School in Westport.
Other top-performing Fairfield County public high schools are:
- Darien High School
- Ridgefield High School
- Wilton High School
- Greenwich High School
- Joel Barrow High School
- Fairfield Warde High School
- Fairfield Ludlowe High School
- Brookfield High School
Private high schools in Fairfield County are comprised of both non-sectarian as well as religiously-affiliated schools. Roman Catholic and Christian are the two religions associated with most of the private schools. Other religions include Jewish, Assembly of God, Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopal, and more. You can find both all-girls and all-boys private schools in the area as well.
Some of the private high schools in Fairfield County are:
- Bridgeport International Academy
- Brunswick School
- Christian Heritage School
- Colonial Hills Christian Academy
- Convent of the Sacred Heart
- Fairfield College Preparatory
- Greens Farms Academy
- Greenwich Academy
- Immaculate High School
- Kolbe Cathedral High School
- Notre Dame Catholic High School
- Sacred Heart Academy of Stamford
- St. Joseph High School
- Trinity Catholic High School