Fay School

48 Main Street,
Southborough, MA 01772
Tel: (508)490-8201
Gr: (Boarding) 7-9 | 450 students
Fay School is an independent, co-educational school 25 miles from Boston serving students in Pre-K through grade 9, with boarding available for grades 7-9.
Our school is a place of discovery, challenge, collaboration, and growth—a closely-knit learning community where our skillful, dedicated faculty inspires students to achieve excellence in all pursuits.
Fay nurtures foundational skills for academic, athletic, and creative achievement, supports the character development of each child, and offers a safe, structured environment where all students can discern and cultivate their unique strengths and talents.
Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Fay School
School Focus Junior Boarding School
Grades (Boarding) Grades 7-9
Grades (Day) Grades Pre-K-9
School Type Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational
Year Founded 1866
Campus Size 66 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 450 students
% Students of Color n/a
% International Students 16%
% Students Boarding 25%

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
Average Class Size 12 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7
Number of AP Courses Offered n/a
ESL Courses Offered Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 73%
Summer Program Offered Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $35 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,238
(Tuition can range from $54,025 - $54,450 )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,367
(Tuition can range from $17,100 - $32,450)
Tuition international students $58,238
Tuition 5 day boarding $48,238
% Students on Financial Aid 14%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,155
Merit Scholarships Offered No

Admission

Application Deadline Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Accepts Standardized Application Yes
Acceptance Rate 51%
Director of Admissions Beth Whitney
Associate Director of Admissions Eden Self

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 Interscholastic Sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 14 Extracurriculars
Extracurriculars Admission Tour Guides, Bell Choir, Dance, Debate, Fitness, Golf, Jazz Band, MathCounts, Outdoor Adventure, Quilting, Skiing, Swimming, Yearbook, Yoga

School Notes:

  • Within Fay's small advisory groups, students receive extensive individualized attention. Relationships between students and teachers mirror those of parent and child. At Fay, faculty and parents work as partners during the critically important adolescent years.

  • Our comprehensive secondary school placement program not only provides guidance in identifying and applying to model secondary schools, but also assists students and their parents in selecting the best environment for continuing their education at the next level.
  • Fay's proximity to Boston affords students unique weekend and experiential learning opportunities. Exceptional facilities, integrated use of technology, and a faculty committed to ongoing professional development create an environment where living and learning thrive.

  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: AISNE
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Peter Fonda - Actor
    • Monk Foreman - Boxer
    • Topher Grace - Actor
    • Prince Hashim - Prince of Jordan

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Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is St. Mark's School (0.1 miles away)
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