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, such as heavy highway construction and community emergency services (police, fire, and EMS), Fairdale joined the Academies of Louisville in the 2018-19 school year. The Academies of Louisville provide 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.
- Four professional career-themed Academies
- Cambridge International school with focus on global problem solving and citizenship
- Unique support programs like the RISE intervention and enrichment system
- Mindfulness Program that supports social-emotional needs