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

Weekends at Fay

What are you doing this weekend?

Weekends at Fay School are a time to rest, recharge, connect with friends, and have fun! An important part of the Fay program is what our students learn outside the classroom—and with 150 boarders on campus each weekend, there are plenty of activities and adventures to make each weekend special.

Fay’s unique location provides a host of opportunities, and our boarding students takes advantage of Fay's proximity to Boston and Providence as well as the natural, rural beauty of New England. Whether it’s a pickup game of basketball, a kayak excursion on the Charles River, a trip to a Broadway show in Boston, or a cozy meal with floormates and a dorm parent, boarders have many ways to connect with their classmates and school community.

Sofia's Weekend

• Breakfast in the Dining Room - make your own waffles!
• Violin practice, then off to the art room with friends to work on a sculpture project with Mr. Kimball
• Trip to Hanover Theater in Worcester to see Blue Man Group
• Back to campus for dinner - pasta night with my hallmates at my dorm parent’s apartment
• Sleepover and movies in the dorm with my dormmates 

Jonathan's Weekend

• Sleep in! Breakfast in the Dining Room at 9:45
• Study hall & time for a pick-up game of soccer
• Trip to Boston for a Red Sox game and a canoe trip down the Charles River
• Back to campus in time for dorm cleanup and family-style Sunday dinner in the Dining Room - we’re celebrating my friend Alex’s birthday! 

Weekend Activities - A Sample List

Celtics basketball
College football & soccer games
Minor league hockey
New England Revolution soccer
Red Sox & WooSox baseball games
Rock wall
Zumba dance class

Arts & Culture
Access to art studio
Blue Man Group
Cirque du Soleil
Museum of Fine Arts
Music performances and plays in New York, Boston, and Worcester

Community Service
5K fundraiser runs
Care packages for soldiers
Cradles to Crayons
Habitat for Humanity
Make-a-Wish Project
Special Olympics

On Campus
Basketball games
Capture the Proctors
Dodgeball tournament
Dorm Olympics
Flashlight tag
Friday Night Lights
Karaoke night
Movies on the quad
Music Video Competition
Open mic night
Apple picking
Comicon (Boston)
Corn maze
Haunted House
Harvard Square
Laser tag
Local harvest festivals
Miniature golf
MIT Museum
Movie trips
Museum of Science
New England Aquarium
Overnight ski/snowboard trips
Providence, RI
Restaurant trips
Outdoor Adventures
Canobie Lake Park
Canoeing and kayaking
Ice skating 
Rock climbing
Six Flags
Snow tubing
White water rafting

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I sign up for weekend activities?

    Activities for the coming weekend are announced on Wednesdays and students are invited to sign up. Most activities are planned so that everyone can participate if they wish. Occasionally there are events where we have to purchase a limited number of tickets in advance—then it’s first come, first served. 
  • Do I have to do every activity?

    We make sure that all boarders get involved in weekend activities, but you're allowed to choose what you enjoy. If you have a special hobby that you love, let us know, and perhaps we can plan it as a group activity. 
  • What if I have a lot of homework to do?

    Weekends at Fay are a lot of fun, but they’re also a time to prepare for the busy week ahead. Boarders participate in a Sunday study hall and a dorm and room cleanup on Sunday evening. You’ll be ready to go by Monday morning! 
  • Do I have to pay for off-campus activities?

    Typically, there is no extra charge for off-campus activities, except for overnight excursions or ski trips. 
  • Can five-day boarders participate in weekend activities?

    Five-day boarders are welcome to stay overnight at Fay on weekends to enjoy all that our boarding program has to offer. 
  • Can I leave campus to spend time with my family?

    Yes, students with visiting or local parents occasionally depart campus on weekends to spend time with their relatives.
  • Can boarding students visit the homes of local day students?

    Yes, boarding students are often invited to spend time with day students and other local families. Fay encourages families to invite boarding students home for the day or weekend to build a sense of community and to enable boarding students to share in a family experience.

Please fill out the form below to start the enrollment process and to receive information about our programs and upcoming events.

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