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

Secondary School Counseling

Making the Best Match for Each Student

Our commitment to helping students realize their full potential begins when one enrolls at Fay and culminates in the student’s eighth or ninth grade year with the transition to high school. Finding the best match for each student is of critical importance.

The Fay Secondary School Counseling Office values its longstanding, close relationships with admission officers from varied secondary schools, and Fay's counselors visit secondary school campuses on a regular basis. Furthermore, each year, admission representatives from more than 100 secondary schools come to Fay to meet with Fay ninth graders and/or Fay counselors.
The vast majority of Fay School graduates attend independent secondary schools. Fay's secondary school counselors work with students, their families, their advisors, coaches, and teachers in identifying each student’s strengths, talents, and challenges. Starting in the eighth grade and continuing throughout the entire application process, the Secondary School Counseling Office gives ongoing counsel and guidance in selecting and applying to appropriate schools. Fay students are highly regarded by secondary schools. Our graduates are known to be confident, capable, enthusiastic students. In addition, they are highly involved in extracurricular activities as well as service-oriented pursuits on and off campus. As a result, Fay students have an excellent record of acceptance at secondary schools. Fay students utilizing Fay's Secondary School Counseling Office have matriculated at the following schools during the past five years:

The 25 schools attended by the most Fay graduates over the past five years:

St. Mark's School - 56
Phillips Academy Andover - 35
Choate Rosemary Hall - 22
St. Paul's School - 21
Phillips Exeter Academy - 19
Middlesex School - 18
Concord Academy - 17
Lawrence Academy - 17
Loomis Chaffee School - 16 
Tabor Academy - 16
Brooks School - 14
Pomfret School - 14
Suffield Academy - 13
Deerfield Academy - 12
Berkshire School - 11
Northfield Mount Hermon School - 11
Lawrenceville School - 10
Worcester Academy - 10
Hotchkiss School - 9
Groton School - 8
Noble and Greenough School - 7
Peddie School - 7
Rivers School - 7
Cate School - 6
Taft School - 6

All other schools where Fay graduates have matriculated over the past five years:

Academy of Notre Dame
Admiral Farragut Academy
Algonquin Reg. H.S.
Appleby College
Asheville School
Avenues: The World School
Avon Old Farms School
Bard Academy
Belmont Hill School
Blair Academy
Boston University Academy
Brewster Academy
Buckingham Browne and Nichols School
Cambridge School of Weston
Canterbury School
Church Farm School
Commonwealth School
Cranbrook Schools
Cushing Academy
Dana Hall School
Dexter Southfield School
Dublin School
Emma Willard School
Episcopal High School
Ethel Walker School
Falmouth Academy
Fountain Valley School
Frederick Gunn School
Governor's Academy
Head-Royce School
Hill School
Holderness School
Hopkinton High School
Hun School of Princeton
IMG Academy
Iolani School
Kent School
Kimball Union Academy
Lexington Christian Academy
Lincoln-Sudbury H.S.
Marian H.S.
Maynard H.S.
McCallie School
Mercersburg Academy
Milton Academy
Moses Brown School
New England Innovation Academy
New Hampton School
Notre Dame Academy
Portsmouth Abbey School
Proctor Academy
Salisbury School
Singapore American School
St. George's School
St. John's High School
St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Luke's School
Thacher School
Thayer Academy
Vermont Academy
Village School
Wayland Academy
Webb Schools of California
West Nottingham Academy
Westminster School
Westtown School
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Williston Northampton School
Winchendon School
Winsor School
Woodberry Forest School

Fay graduates are well prepared to go on to a wide range of secondary schools and colleges.

Below is a list of the colleges that our graduates have attended over the past five years.
American University • Amherst College • Assumption College • Babson College • Barnard College • Bentley University • Boston College • Boston University • Bowdoin College • Brandeis University • Brooklyn College • Brown University • Bucknell University • California Polytechnic Pomona • Carnegie Mellon University • Chapman University • Claremont McKenna College • Clemson University • Coastal Carolina University • Colby College • Colby-Sawyer College • Colgate University • College of the Holy Cross • College of William and Mary • College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio • Colorado College • Columbia University • Connecticut College • Cornell University • Dartmouth College • Davidson College • Denison University • DePaul University • Duke University • EAE Business School, Barcelona, Spain • Elon University • Emerson College • Emily Carr University of Arts & Design • Fairfield University • Furman University • George Washington University • Georgetown University • Grinnell College • Hamilton College • Harvard University • Haverford College • High Point University • Hobart and William Smith Colleges • Hofstra University • IE University, Spain • Instituto Empresa, Spain • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México • Ithaca College • Johns Hopkins University • King’s College London • Lake Forest College • Lehigh University • Macalester College • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • McGill University • Middlebury College • Neumann University • New York University • Northeastern University • Northwestern University • NYU Tisch School of Drama • Oberlin College • Occidental College • Providence College • Rhode Island School of Design • Rhodes College • Rochester Institute of Technology • Roger Williams University • Rutgers University • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) • Southern Methodist University • Stanford University • Syracuse University • Tecnológico de Monterrey • New School, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts • University of Richmond • Trinity College • Tufts University • University of California, Berkeley • University of California, Santa Barbara • Union College • United States Coast Guard Academy • University of British Columbia • University of California, Los Angeles • University of Chicago • University of Colorado Boulder • University of Exeter (UK) • University of Maryland • University of Massachusetts, Amherst • University of Miami • University of Michigan • Oxford University • University of Pennsylvania • University of Southern California • University of St Andrew’s • University of Vermont • University of Virginia • Vanderbilt University • Villanova University • Virginia Commonwealth University • Virginia Tech • Wake Forest University • Washington University • Wellesley College • Wesleyan University • Williams College • Worcester Polytechnic Institute • Yale University

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