Roger Sherman School is a school rich in heritage and history, dedicated to educating Fairfield's children since the mid 1800's. The present facility opened in October, 1963 as a K- 6 elementary school with 21 classrooms. In 1979, the media center and gymnasium were added. A six room annex was added in 2009 and a renovation of the main office and interior envelop was started in 2011 and will continue for the next few years until complete. The school is named for Roger Minott Sherman (1773 - 1844) a much respected lawyer and judge, and the nephew of Roger Sherman who signed the Declaration of Independence.