Fairdale High School has a proud tradition of preparing its students to find success after graduation, whether they’re going on to college or a career. Long respected for its highly regarded magnet programs for vocations, such as heavy highway construction and community emergency services (police, fire, and EMS), Fairdale joined the Academies of Louisville Program in the 2018-19 school year. This program provides students with real-world experience and learning opportunities in civil service, public service, and global service career Academies as well as a fourth Academy for freshmen.
Opening its present-day school doors in 1958, Fairdale High School graduated its first class in 1962. The mascot is the Bulldog, and its school colors are navy blue and gold. The community of Fairdale, once known as Mann’s Lick, is now considered a neighborhood located within the boundaries of Louisville Metro.
Academics include magnet programs and four professional career theme programs to provide students with opportunities to develop and apply the skills necessary to serve society and enhance the overall quality of life.
Fairdale High School is a Cambridge International school, with a focus on global problem solving and citizenship.
Fairdale has many unique support programs in place to develop the whole child, such as the RISE intervention and enrichment system. The school also offers the Mindfulness Program to support social and emotional needs that lead to greater academic and career success.