The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA


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Who We Are

Our community includes day students in Kindergarten through grade nine and boarding students in grades seven through nine. While Fay has grown and evolved since its founding in 1866, our central purpose has remained constant: we provide our students with the foundation for a meaningful life. Fay's broad and challenging program empowers students to discover their talents, develop their intellectual abilities, establish essential academic skills and knowledge, and define their moral character - all essential to living a life of meaning and making a positive difference in the world. 

The Fay community is built on five core values: Academic Excellence, Honorable Conduct, Dedicated Service, Earnest Effort, and Wellness of Mind, Body, and Spirit. Our school motto, Poteris Modo Velis (You can if you will”) highlights our emphasis on determination, effort, and resilience.

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Our Campus

Fay School is located in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles west of Boston. Nestled in the heart of a classic New England town, our campus offers the best of what a spacious rural campus has to offer while still being a short drive from one of the great cities of the world. Our 66-acre campus includes state-of-the-art classrooms, two libraries, athletic facilities, art studio space, theater, music rooms, and our Center for Creativity and Design. Our homelike dormitories for our boarding students feature comfortable bedrooms and common spaces, and faculty apartments to ensure 24-hour supervision and care.

Why Fay School?

Hear from our community: What is the Fay difference?

A Day In The Life

Boarding At Fay

Fay School’s boarding program, an option for seventh, eighth, and ninth graders, is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of junior boarders. Our boarding students come from across the United States and over 25 countries: together, they learn and grow in an environment of care and respect, while developing essential life skills that foster independence and self-confidence. Learn More >>


When Fay students graduate, they are well prepared for the challenges of secondary school and beyond. Click below to see the list of where our graduates attend secondary school, and hear from our community members.

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Fay School admits students of any race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, genetic background, or with any disability that can be reasonably accommodated by the School, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Fay School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of such factors, or any category protected under applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, or other school administered programs.
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