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

Serious Fun

Learning at Fay is serious fun.

When we talk about serious fun at Fay, we mean that learning is deeply engaging, effortful, and meaningful...and fun. Our teachers design projects so students can immerse themselves in the topic at hand, become experts, and ask questions that lead them to a deeper understanding.

Walk into any classroom at Fay, and you'll find projects that spark creativity and imagination while also building foundational skills. This page features just a few examples.
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Serious Fun in Action

List of 17 news stories.

  • Covering History

    Graphic design and historical synthesis came into play this winter when Upper Schoolers designed magazine covers to highlight key historical moments of the 1800s.
  • Creativity & Design Update: Designed to Impress

    This year, Upper School students in Fay’s Advanced 3D Design class tackled several design challenges that drew on students’ creativity and tested their ability to design for a specific audience.
  • El Tur de Fay

    Bienvenidos a Fay! Sixth graders create video tours of campus in Spanish.
  • Fit for a Kid

    To replicate the experience of designing for a very specific client, Director of Creativity and Design David Dixon assigned his Advanced 3D Design students one of the toughest and most opinionated clients that they will ever face: a Fay first grader.
  • Letters of Change: Lower Schoolers Learn the Art of the Persuasive Letter

    An elegant and organized letter has the ability to influence, but an articulate and well-written letter from a young person can be uniquely compelling.
  • Mathematics: Line Design and Identity

    How can you demonstrate your identity through a series of linear equations? Our algebra students can show you.
  • Pop Art Goes Global

    Students in Advanced Studio Art are creating works inspired by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and other artists from the Pop Art movement.
  • Practicing Language at Lunch

    During Upper School lunch, students have the opportunity to practice more than their table manners.
  • Ten Word Stories

    Between 5-paragraph essays, speeches, and Scull essays, Fay’s Upper School students have regular opportunities to write at length, but ultra-short writing presents a different kind of creative challenge.
  • Upper School Update: Serious Fun with Arduino

    With the introduction of Arduino to the eighth grade robotics curriculum, Fay’s eighth graders are experiencing first-hand the challenge and excitement of coding and design.
  • The Parisian Life

    Culture and language intertwine as students study the architectural history of Paris.
  • Putting History in Context

    Seventh grade students are exploring world religions to understand their influence on modern world history.
  • Grading Presidential Success

    Ninth grade students in Topics in Modern American History are analyzing the success of WWII presidents using letter grades and rubrics.
  • The Art & Science of Pumpkins

    Kindergarten students are observing the life cycle of pumpkins in the Primary School Garden.
  • Characters Come to Life in Third Grade Speeches

    Fay’s public speaking program begins in third grade with a celebration of characters—real and imagined
  • A Legacy in Images - 8th Grade Graphic Memoirs

    8th graders celebrate Fay's history through the graphic novel
  • Upper Schoolers Design Sneakers for Converse

    Aspiring Upper School designers create sneakers for Converse in our Innovation Lab