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.

Dining Room, Fay School

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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Fay School Blog

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Middle School Learning

“Re-freshing”: What Your Child Can Gain from Repeating Ninth Grade

The phenomenon of students repeating ninth grade in secondary school is by no means a new one. Also referred to as “re-freshing,” it is taking the opportunity to press pause on a child’s academic progression in ninth grade to give him or her one more year to put all the academic and social-emotional pieces in place.
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Middle School Learning

Ace That Test! Your Exam Prep Checklist

Fay’s Learning Services team shared this helpful checklist with our seventh graders as part of their fall Study Skills course ( which you can learn more about here ). If you’re getting ready for a big exam, try following these pointers so you can ace that test!
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Broaden Your Horizons - Why It's Great to Be a Multi-Sport Athlete

If you’re a dedicated athlete, musician, or math whiz, it can be immensely rewarding to give it your all and focus on being the best you can be. But there’s also something to be said for taking a risk and broadening your horizons. In these remarks from a speech made to our Upper Schoolers at a recent Morning Meeting, Fay’s Director of Athletics, Rob Feingold, reflects on why it can be a great choice to resist the urge to specialize and instead try something new.
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Making a Difference: How to Get Your Kids Involved in Meaningful Community Service

Most parents will agree that developing empathy and kindness in their children is just important as fostering cognitive and self-care skills. But families’ busy lives often get in the way, and community service often makes it onto the list of “would be nice if we had the time.”

Service shouldn’t have to feel like a chore - or, worse yet, merely one more box to check off on your child’s private school or college application. Meaningful service opportunities are everywhere if you know where to look.

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