9th grade boarder from Santa Monica, CA
Sports: Soccer, basketball, and lacrosse
Favorite activities: Team practices
Favorite Fay tradition: Spirit Day, when we wear spirit clothes to celebrate being on the Red Team or White Team
Favorite Fay lunch: Pizza
What do you want prospective students to know about classes at Fay?
I've found that classes at Fay have a good balance between fun and work. Last year, my favorite thing to do in class was big group projects. Some of my classes were more difficult than others, and if the workload got heavy, I could always go to my advisors for help managing my schedule.
What is like making friends at Fay?
The Fay community is very welcoming. I know that sounds cliche, but it's true. When I first got to campus, I met kids from all around the world in my dorm. Throughout the year, I got so close with them that now they're like my brothers. Those interactions are what made my first experience at Fay so great. I had my friends with me no matter what I was doing on campus.
What are the teachers like at Fay?
The teachers at Fay are very enthusiastic. I love having teachers who are passionate about what they are teaching. They are always available for extra help—I’ve met with teachers after class, during their breaks, and even set up Zoom meetings with them on the weekends. I look forward to going to class just because of how much I like my teachers, regardless of the subject.
What is dorm life like at Fay?
The best part about boarding is that there is always something to do. After school and during the weekends, there are always spaces open where you can hang out with your friends and have fun. Fay also has structured study hall every night after dinner except Saturdays. I really like this because everyone is working at the same time and I never feel like I am missing out on anything social. On the weekends, my favorite thing to do after brunch is to play lacrosse or football with my friends on the field.
What's something you think everyone should try at least once at Fay?
I think everyone should try one leadership position. Fay offers so many opportunities to be a leader in the community, like being the captain of a sports team, being class president or vice president, being a proctor in the dorm, being on the student of council and many more.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?