Fay is organized into three divisions:
Primary School (Kindergarten through grade two)
Lower School (grades three through six)
Upper School (grades seven through nine)
Within each division, teachers work closely across grades and across disciplines to create a rich program that teaches foundational skills while also supporting critical thinking and creativity. Fay teachers believe in making learning "serious fun" - engaging, meaningful, authentic, and appropriately challenging.
Fay’s traditional curriculum is balanced with an innovative focus on creativity and design in every discipline. In every grade, students participate in classes where students are challenged to identify problems, think creatively, and iterate and test solutions. Many of these classes take place in Fay School’s Innovation Lab, a 3,000 square-foot lab space with dedicated spaces for designing, fabrication, and tinkering. Over the course of their time at Fay, students create projects that incorporate a range of graphic medium and materials, including CAD / CAM, electronics, robotic control, wood, metal, plastic, paper and textiles.
In Primary and Lower School, the Creativity and Design curriculum is integrated across the disciplines. In Upper School, the Creativity and Design program is formalized as a series of standalone classes:
Click on the buttons below to learn about the curriculum at each grade level and division.