Fay School

Southborough, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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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, Poteris Modo Velis ("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 leadership roles. Fay is committed to educating 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.

48 Main Street, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA 01772

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Director of Admission: Beth Whitney
Admissions Phone:508-490-8201Fax:508-481-7872
Email: admission@fayschool.org Website: www.fayschool.org

  • Application Deadline: February 01
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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All-School Admission Visit Day (Pre-K - Grade 9)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM , Southborough, Massachusetts, USA

Now's your chance to see Fay School in action!

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  • Founded: 1866
  • Campus Size: 66 acres
  • Grades Offered: kindergarten-9th
  • Accredited by: AISNE
Student Body
Grades 7th-9th
Grades kindergarten-9th
Girls     55 170 225
Boys     55 170 225
Total     110 340 450

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $58,265
  • 5-Day Boarding: $50,950
  • Day Tuition Fee: $29,206
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 14.00%
  • Average Awarded: $22,155
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $35,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Department Director: David Liebmann, Assistant Head of School

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 71

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 73.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
Support Programs
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Learning Center
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
Computer Studies:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Orchestra
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Publications
  • Sculpture
  • Theater Arts
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Leadership
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:

Department Director: Andrew Long

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 6

Average Students Per Dorm: 15

No. of Girls Dorms: 3

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life


  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Indoor climbing wall

Clubs and Organizations

  • Community Service
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Arts Department Director: Billy Claire

Athletics Department Director: Rob Feingold

  • Brass Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Snowboarding
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

College Information

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Brown University 3 graduates
Columbia University 3 graduates
Dartmouth College 3 graduates
Lehigh University 3 graduates
University of Vermont 3 graduates
St. Lawrence University 3 graduates
Colby College 3 graduates
Brandeis University 4 graduates
Harvard University 4 graduates
Babson College 5 graduates
Boston College 5 graduates
New York University 6 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Peter Fonda (Class of 1954) actor

Doug Brown (Class of 1979) NHL right winger

Brandon Bush (Class of 1988) keyboardist for the bands Train & Sugarland

Topher Grace (Class of 1994) actor

Hashim Hussein (Class of 1996) prince of Jordan

George "Monk" Foreman (Class of 1998) professional boxer

Quotes from Alumni

Summary: FaySummer offers dynamic, hands-on day and overnight programs for children entering Pre-Kindergarten through ninth grade. Our expert teachers and counselors provide an engaging, nurturing, and safe atmosphere that encourages exploration, creativity, and lasting connections among children and adults.

Department Director: Bob Rojee

English Immersion Program

June 29, 2014 to August 08, 2014

International families who want their children (ages 10-15) to be educated in the United States have a unique opportunity at Fay School during the summer: our English Immersion Program, which runs for a four-week ($6,500) and a six week ($9,400) session.

Registration Deadline: June 27, 2014
Financial Aid Available:  No
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Academic Adventures

July 13, 2014 to August 08, 2014

Now’s your chance to try something new: build a robot, write a poem, create your own business, learn Chinese....the choice is yours! Academic Adventures is a two-week boarding and enrichment experience. For ages 10-13.

Registration Deadline: June 01, 2014
Tuition: $2,500
Financial Aid Available:  No
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Fay Overnight Camp

July 13, 2014 to August 08, 2014

Fay Overnight Camp is for our day campers (ages 10-13) who just can’t get enough of Fay and other campers who are looking for a unique overnight experience! 2 two-week sessions (July 13-25 & July 27-August 8, 2014)

Registration Deadline: June 01, 2014
Tuition: $2,200
Financial Aid Available:  No
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