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Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Upper School

Upper School: Grades 7-9

Fay’s Upper School consists of grades seven through nine. Day and boarding students from across the United States and more than 20 countries come here to participate in a learning community that is internationally respected for its excellent academics, its commitment to tradition and innovation, the high quality of its boarding program, and its strong secondary school counseling program.

From the seventh grade onward, students experience increasingly demanding academic requirements. Every student works closely with a faculty advisor who serves as a counselor and point person for the student's team of teachers.

Upper School students take courses on a six-day rotation, in an engaging program that includes mathematics, English, history, science, world language, art, Creators, and music. Students are assigned to some courses based on their grade level; students are enrolled in other courses (such as math and world language) based on their level of proficiency. Additionally, some courses are open to students as electives.

Upper School students participate in athletics every afternoon, choosing a different sport or activity each trimester. With over 20 sports to choose from, students can explore new sports or continue to hone their skills in a familiar sport.

The program is complemented by a rich selection of activities, which range from dance and drama to robotics, outdoor adventures, and our "Creator's Curriculum" in the Innovation Lab. Upper School students also participate in service learning and enjoy a variety of social events, outdoor activities, and supervised weekend trips to nearby Boston to visit its world-class museums and cultural attractions.

Meet Sarah Ostermueller Remsberg, Head of the Upper School

B.A., Colby College
M.A., The College of New Jersey

As Head of Upper School at Fay, Sarah works with the Upper School faculty and coaches to ensure that all facets of the educational program in grades seven through nine balance challenge and vigor with thoughtful support. She also monitors the academic, social, and emotional development of students, oversees the advisory and residential life programs, and maintains student discipline.
Prior to working at Fay, Sarah was the Assistant Head of Middle School at Greens Farms Academy in Connecticut, where she was also a class dean, math teacher, and coach. Sarah has also previously worked at Northfield Mount Hermon School and The Hun School of Princeton as a teacher, coach, and dorm resident. The breadth of Sarah's teaching, coaching, and administrative experience at both day and boarding schools provides her an excellent foundation to lead the Upper School at Fay. 

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