The Fay School

Founded in 1991, The Fay School provides a secure, nurturing and academically challenging environment on a lush eight-acre campus along Houston's Buffalo Bayou.
The Fay School offers a caring culture of hands-on learning, creativity, personal attention, and positive reinforcement.
So many Houston families are choosing to begin their children's education at a place where learning is not only encouraged, it is celebrated; where outstanding teachers and a dedicated support staff foster in their students a love of learning for its own sake; a place where values such as respect, tolerance, and self-reliance are held in high esteem and put into practice every day; a place that makes learning the kind of experience it should be: joyful.
The mission of The Fay School is to provide a secure, nurturing, academically challenging environment in which children feel free to take risks, to fail, and to try again and, thereby, to learn.
We seek the balanced growth of the whole child: intellectual, physical, social, ethical and artistic through academic opportunities.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 288 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,950
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
288 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Fay School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Please note that this it the highest annual tuition for 5th Grade.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Ali Lyman


Total Sports Offered
6 sports

School Notes

As one of the premier preparatory environments in Houston, we invite and encourage you to visit our campus to experience first-hand our approach to education and leadership. Once you step onto our campus, we believe you will understand who we are and what we do. Most importantly, you will discover why we do what we do- to intentionally create the future leadership of our world.

As you enter our strikingly beautiful and serene campus, you will feel a sense of warmth and safety. Moreover, you will understand that The Fay School is truly a home. We take tremendous pride in guiding our students to becoming young people who are: 
Prepared, Well-Rounded, and Articulate. These three core values, you can expect, are the realized outcomes that continue to justify our educational model and philosophy.
  • Prepared: We prepare our students and alumni for entrance into and success within Houston`s finest middle and upper schools. Our progressive and rigorous curriculum is exclusively preparatory in nature and our graduates are successful throughout the city of Houston and beyond.
  • Well-Rounded: Our well-rounded students are grounded in an appreciation of community and global awareness. Our "Fay Family" is central to the ethos of our intentional culture and the diversity of thought and experiences our students enjoy.
  • Articulate: We believe communication is paramount to success and we teach our students to articulate their own thoughts, values, and aspirations. At The Fay School, success is found in our students` poised and compelling communication with peers and adults alike.
Anchored to the vigor of our core values and rigor of our academic program, The Fay School`s Leadership Development Program distinguishes it among all the other schools in Houston. Grounded in both emotional intelligence and human capital strategy, The Fay School`s vision is to deliberately build and educate the next generation of leaders for our world. Our students experience leadership training and curriculum typically reserved for Fortune 500 companies and they graduate from Fay with skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 288 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,950
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $13,039 for elementary schools and $15,969 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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