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 Boarding School Avg.
School Focus Junior Boarding School College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-9 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-9 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1866 1907
Campus Size 66 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 450 students 300 students
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 25% 67%

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 73% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $35 million $14 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 $44,500
Tuition 5 day boarding $48,238 $37,055
% Students on Financial Aid 14% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,155 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 51% 57%
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 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 14 24
ExtracurricularsAdmission 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)
  • 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 | 370 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WestonThe Cambridge School of Weston
    45 Georgian Road
    14.5 mi | 335 students | Gr. 9-12
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