Campus and Facilities
Flintridge Preparatory School is situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in the community of La Cañada Flintridge. Founded in 1933, the school has 500 students enrolled in grades 7-12.
Flintridge Prep's cultural/science center includes the Norris Auditorium, the Keck Biology Lab, the Braun Computer Lab, and the Murfey Chemistry Lab.
The Randall Performing Arts Center includes classrooms for dance, drama, and music, as well as The Miller Theater, a state-of-the-art black box performance space.
The art studios serve as the creative center for students interested in ceramics, painting, and drawing. Flintridge Prep's fully equipped photography studio includes professional camera and developing equipment, as well as a darkroom.
The extensive athletic facilities include the Lowery Swimming and Diving Pool, the James Wood Memorial Field, a gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, and a well equipped Tom Fry Weight Room.
Completed in September 2007, the two-story Chandramohan Library and learning center is the academic and social hub of school life. The library and learning center includes a computer lab, a classroom for seminars, meeting rooms, space for individual and group study, and a college counseling suite.
The school's food service facility was also renovated in 2007 and is now an all-new, state-of-the-art, kitchen and food service center.
Computing technology at Flintridge Prep is distributed throughout the campus. All faculty offices and the majority of classrooms are equipped with computers, and every classroom has an Internet connection to support portable systems. There are four major centers of computing technology:
- The Mathematics Department's Braun Foundation Computer Laboratory, which hosts classes in both applications and programming
- The library, which provides computers for general student use both throughout the day and after school
- The Foreign Language suite, with classrooms equipped with "smart" presentation technology and a multi-station language lab
- The Art Department's "dry darkroom" for digital photo editing and printing
To prepare for both college and the world beyond, students use industry-standard, professional-grade software for curricular and extracurricular projects alike. Basic word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is provided by the Microsoft Office suite, and programming is taught using Microsoft Visual Studio applications.
Web pages can be created using Adobe Dreamweaver; graphics and animation editors include Adobe Fireworks and Flash; and advanced photo and video projects are created using Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, and AfterEffects.
Advanced programming students make frequent use of web-based server technologies, including ASP and ColdFusion. For student composers, both the Sibelius and Finale music preparation packages are available.