Fast Facts

Founded in 1866, Fay serves 475 students in Pre-K through grade nine on its 66-acre campus in Southborough, Massachusetts.


Mission & Philosophy

The mission of Fay School is to educate each child to his or her full potential through a broad, balanced, and challenging program that establishes a solid foundation for a productive and fulfilling life.

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The Power of Tradition



Fay's admission team is available to help you with every step of the admission process. Find out more here.



Click here to read about the steps for admission to our Primary, Lower, and Upper Schools.


Admission Events


Secondary School Counseling

Fay's graduates are coveted by secondary schools, who welcome our students' strong skills, interests, and commitment to their communities. Find out how our secondary school counselors help each student find a school that's the right fit.


Effort Grades

A unique hallmark of Fay's program is our system of effort grades, which emphasizes focus, determination and follow-through.


Distinguished Faculty


Athletics Facilities

Take a virtual tour of Fay's athletic facilities, which include a 36-acre athletic campus, gym, batting cages, basketball courts, and more.



Fay’s coaching staff is composed of faculty and staff as well as outside specialists, who are committed to supporting our athletes in an atmosphere of challenge and fun.


Everyone Plays


The Spirit of Creativity

Fay students build creativity and confidence through courses in art, music, drama, and dance.


Arts Facilities

See our studios, classrooms, practice spaces, and performance venues.


Visit our Virtual Gallery


Character Matters

Fay students learn and grow in a community that emphasizes responsibility, respect, inclusion, empathy, and effort.


Global Community

Fay welcomes students from across the United States and 20 countries. Find out what it's like to be part of a global community.


Circles of Connection


Diversity and Inclusion

At Fay, diversity is an asset, an experience, and a process. We believe that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life.


After-School Programs

Fay offers an extended day program until 6:00 pm and a rich array of after-school clubs for music, art, athletics, science, and more.




Living on Campus

Boarders at Fay enjoy busy days that are structured and well supervised, but also full of friendship, warmth, and fun.


Meet Our Dorm Parents

Our dorm parents are Fay faculty, staff, and coaches - all specially trained to meet the needs of middle school boarding students.


Why Boarding at Fay?


The 2016-17 Fay Fund

The Fay Fund makes up 8% of Fay's annual operating budget and helps fund educational programs, facilities, and books and supplies. Give now!


Ways to Give

There are many ways to help Fay continue to provide an extraordinary educational experience for every student


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Spreading Kindness from Home: Five Ways Your Child Can Help

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Maybe it’ll be the canceled birthday party, the baseball games wiped off the calendar, or just the third successive rainy day stuck at home, but there will be a point - or two - in the coronavirus self-quarantine when your child feels really sorry for themselves. As parents, it’s important to acknowledge those disappointments. After all, we feel them too! However, it is equally important to help your child put those frustrations into perspective and remind them that there are plenty of things that kids can do from home right now to make a difference in their community.

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The No-School Survival Guide: Six Tips To Create the Structure Your Kids Are Craving

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Is there anything better than a snow day? You sleep in, wear your pajamas until noon, let the kids play a little too much Xbox and graze on junk food. It’s fine because it’s just for one day, right? Well, what happens when you are suddenly looking at days, weeks, or months of unstructured time at home?

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Four Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Communication Skills While Schools Are Closed

With schools closed and most sports and evening activities canceled, families are experiencing a rare phenomenon, time to have a real conversation! During our normally hectic schedule, it’s easy for communication between parent and child to turn into a series of commands and responses. “Finish your homework! Get off screens!” However, it’s important to remember that we lay the foundation for our children’s communication and social skills early on. Let’s use this time to practice and teach good communication skills.

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The Private School Admission Process: What You Need to Know

Why choose private school? The answer to this question is a complex one, and parents opt for a private option for their children for a host of reasons. For some families, the local public school option may not offer the small class sizes or individualized attention that their child needs to thrive. In other cases, parents may feel that a specific private school offers unique academic programs or arts and athletic opportunities that simply aren’t available anywhere else.

If you’re new to the private school world, don’t feel daunted! Whether you’re considering private school at the beginning of your child’s school journey or thinking about a shift mid-stream, here are some factors to keep in mind.

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Too Busy to Read Tonight? Three Tips for Building Literacy Skills in Busy Families

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Reading aloud with young children is critical for brain development, language acquisition, and early literacy skills like storytelling and comprehension. However, we've all had days when the best intentions to curl up and read with your child are derailed. So what do you do on those days when it feels like there's no time to read? Fay's Speech and Language Therapist Jill Cordon and Reading Specialist Leslie Overbye share three simple tips for incorporating literacy-building activities into your family's busy schedule.

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