Fairmont Education Group

Fairmont Education Group is family-owned and continues to be family-operated in its sixth decade of business. The original Fairmont Private School campus was founded in 1953 by public school educator, Kenneth Holt, who began offering summer school instruction to a handful of students out of his home. His focus on academic fundamentals, phonics-based language arts instruction, and character development attracted the attention of local parents and ultimately grew into a full-time school program at what is now the Fairmont Private Schools – Historic Anaheim Campus in Anaheim, California. In 1979, the family appointed second-generation family member, David Jackson as owner and leader of Fairmont. Over the next 30 years, David grew Fairmont from one to five campuses throughout North Orange County, California. This expansion included Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Fairmont’s first private high school in 1993. Today, the Fairmont Education Group includes multiple divisions of educational services. These divisions include independent schools (Fairmont Private Schools), international education partnerships and programs (Fairmont International School), and hybrid learning services (Thesys International).

In 2014, Fairmont Education Group established a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity (WFOE) in mainland China, with the name Empowering Dreams (Shanghai) Cultural Communications Co. Ltd. Fairmont’s WFOE allows us to work with schools in China to facilitate the growth of international departments and to share what we’ve learned in over 60 years of educating young minds.

Fairmont Education Group Leadership Bios

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David Jackson

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Lori Pittman

Vice President of Human Resources

Chad Jackson


Angeline Chuang

Director of Accounting