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 
2014 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
% International Students 16%
% Students Boarding 25%

Academics and Faculty

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


Endowment Size $35 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Tuition can range from $54,025 - $54,450 )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(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


Application Deadline Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Accepts Standardized Application Yes
SSAT Score No
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


# 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


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:

  • 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)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SouthboroughSt. Mark's School
    25 Marlboro Road
    0.1 mi | 359 students | Gr. 9-12
  • MarlboroughHillside School
    404 Robin Hill Street
    (508) 485-3483
    4.8 mi | 140 students | Gr. 5-9
  • WellesleyDana Hall School
    45 Dana Road
    781-235-3010 x2531
    12.5 mi | 467 students | Gr. 6-12
  • ConcordConcord Academy
    166 Main Street
    14 mi | 377 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WestonThe Cambridge School of Weston
    45 Georgian Road
    14.5 mi | 335 students | Gr. 9-12
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