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

Lower School

Lower School: Grades 3-6

Fay’s Lower School is composed of grades three through six. These students participate in a structured and challenging curriculum within a program that is flexible enough to accommodate differences in skill sets, learning styles, and individual interests. Lower School students begin to develop study habits that will serve them throughout their lives. They improve their reading, writing, and reasoning skills while mastering age-appropriate content. Lower School children discover that learning can be fun—and they come to understand that there is a tremendous satisfaction in putting forth one’s best effort, taking on increasingly difficult challenges, becoming an independent learner, and finding the keys to personal and intellectual growth.
Lower School students are engaged in an investigative style of learning, and they learn to meet high standards and demonstrate proficiency in their studies. They are encouraged to stretch themselves and take intellectual risks, knowing they will be supported by teachers and friends in a learning environment that values academic achievement, social responsibility, and consistent effort to be one’s “best self.”

Meet Lainie Schuster, Head of the Lower School

B.A., Bethany College
M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Duquesne University 

Lainie Schuster is Head of Lower School at Fay School and a Lower School math teacher. A thirty-year veteran in education, Lainie has been an instructor at the Boston University Graduate School of Education and a consultant for Marilyn Burns and Math Solutions. Her publications include Good Questions for Math Teaching Grades 5-8: Why Ask Them and What to Ask, A Month-to-Month Guide: Fourth Grade Math, and Enriching Your Math Curriculum: A Month-to-Month Resource for Grade 5. Her newest book, Good Questions for Math Writing, will be published by Math Solutions Publications. Lainie is an avid gardener and loves to get lost in a good piece of fiction! Her two sons are graduates of Fay School.

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