Fay School

48 Main Street,
Southborough, MA, 01772-0177
Tel: (508)490-8201
Founded in 1866 and located 25 miles from Boston in Southborough, Massachusetts, Fay School is an independent, coeducational day and boarding school for 450 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9.
The School's boarding program (grades seven through nine) serves 110 students from throughout the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, forming a true multicultural community that is a unique and defining aspect of the School.
Fay's challenging academic program emphasizes the development of solid foundational skills, preparing students for the intellectual demands of independent secondary schools.
Fay's supportive learning environment affords students the opportunity to develop close relationships with the School's caring and dedicated faculty.
In the spirit of our motto, PoterisModoVelis(you can if you will), Fay seeks students who embrace the School's core values of Academic Excellence, Earnest Effort, Honorable Conduct, Dedicated Service, and Wellness of Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Through participation in a wide variety of athletic, artistic, extracurricular, and service activities, Fay students gain a better understanding of their interests and talents, and become actively-engaged, community-minded citizens who take initiative and assume leadershiproles.
Fay is committed to helping each child reach her/his fullest potential in preparation for a productive and fulfilling life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 9
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1866

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 73%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Day: $17,100 - $32,450
Domestic Boarding: $54,025 - $54,450
International Boarding: $56,525 - $56,950
International Boarding w/ESL: $59,525 - $59,950
% on Financial Aid 14%
Average Financial Aid Grant $22,155
Acceptance Rate 51%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Beth Whitney
Admissions Associate Eden Self

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Admission Tour Guides, Fitness, Golf, Outdoor Adventure, Quilting, Skiing, Student Government, Tennis, Yearbook, Yoga Fitness, Golf, Quilting, Skiing, Tennis, Yearbook, Yoga, Admission Tour Guides,
Outdoor Adventure,
Student Government,

School Notes:

  • Fay School promotes growth through education and understanding. We embrace all members of our community as unique contributors to the Fay experience. In support of our mission, we thoughtfully value the people, places, and events beyond our direct experience as we strive to lead meaningful lives. To support these ideals, we provide an environment in which members find safety in their efforts to know and be known; acknowledge and value the contribution of all members to our collective understanding of the world around us; foster genuine relationships based upon connection, dignity, and respect as guided by the core values; and deliberately build community through purposeful reflection upon our diversity. Our mission is to educate the whole child to his/her fullest potential in preparation for a productive and fulfilled life.

  • Profile last updated: 07/10/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Mark's School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New England Center For Children (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is New England Center For Children (1.2 miles away)
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