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The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
Admission
Meet the Team

Meet the Head Admission Ambassadors

We think our students are amazing
(and we think you'll agree).
Learn more about this year's head admission ambassadors below.

Marko

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?
Mind reading.

Kaliah

7th grade boarding student from Brampton, Ontario
 
Sports: Volleyball, basketball, track
Favorite activities: Plays and musicals, weekend on-campus art projects
Favorite Fay tradition: Spirit Days on game days—I love how everyone gets hyped up and excited to play later in the day.
Favorite Fay lunch: Burgers and fries or pasta and meat sauce with garlic bread.
 
What do you want prospective students to know about classes at Fay?
I want them to know that every student is actively involved in classes and that it is such a welcoming environment where the teachers get to know each student individually and where even the shyest or quietest student will be comfortable enough to take the steps needed to enhance their learning, or even just raise their hand in class.
 
What is like making friends at Fay?
Students at Fay are such a close-knit community. No matter what, there is always a group of students who you’ll feel close to and connect with, and every class is close in its own way.
 
What is dorm life like at Fay?
I would want them to know that there are always other students in the dorm who are in the same position as you and who might be feeling nervous too at the beginning, so start small with things you can connect with, such as classes or nerves and watch as it quickly grows into stronger friendships. The dorm parents do a great job of setting up activities so we can bond as a dorm and get to know each other.
 
What has surprised you about Fay?
I was surprised by how many different options for activities there were to do on weekends. Sometimes I even had difficulty choosing between two options because both sounded interesting or fun.
 
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Either super speed or flight, because both can get you out of a dangerous situation quickly and get you places faster. However, invisibility would be such a useful power because you can sneak places, and not be noticed in dangerous situations.
 
What's something you think everyone should try at least once at Fay?
You should try to participate in one of the school events where boarders and day students join together, like open mic night or the hypnotist performance, or coming out to watch a Friday Night Lights game.

William

7th grade boarding student from Hong Kong
 
Sports: Wrestling, tennis
Favorite activities: Friday Night Lights, Open Mic Night
Favorite Fay tradition: Family-style dinners
Favorite Fay lunch: General Tso’s Chicken
 
What do you want prospective students to know about classes at Fay?
Classes at Fay are extremely fun, and the teachers make the lessons enjoyable.
 
What are the teachers like at Fay?
All teachers at Fay try to make their classes as interesting as possible so that you get the best experience in their classes.
 
What is dorm life like at Fay?
I’ve lived in the dorms since 7th grade, and it’s an important part of my experience at Fay. The dorm parents are all extremely nice and make us all feel at home.
 
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Mind reading
 
What's something you think everyone should try at least once at Fay?
General Tso’s Chicken!

Luchy

Grade 9 day student from Brimfield, MA

Sports:
Field Hockey, dance, and softball
Favorite activities: Any music-related class or activity (Chorus, Spring Musical, etc.)
Favorite Fay tradition: Taste of Nations
Favorite Fay lunch: General Tso's Chicken
 
What do you want prospective students to know about classes at Fay?
Classes are extremely inclusive, fun, and engaging. You will never get bored and you will always enjoy yourself, because personally enjoyment in a class comes from how you learn, not what you learn. So although there will be certain things in all your classes that you won't always enjoy learning, Fay classes make it so that even if you're not interested in the subject the way we learn makes it fun.
 
What is like making friends at Fay?
It's surprisingly easy. When I first came to Fay, I was super scared that I would have no friends, but Fay provides so many opportunities to get to know people through homerooms, sports, events, and so much more. Not to mention everyone is incredibly welcoming and kind. We like to make sure that everyone feels like a part of the community.
 
What are the teachers like at Fay?
Teachers at Fay are kind, understanding, helpful, and encouraging. They will never leave you hanging and always make it known that they are there to help you, listen to your concerns, and guide you through any situation whether that be with classes, or socially.
 
What has surprised you about Fay?
The amount independence that the students are given.
 
What's something you think everyone should try at least once at Fay?
The Canada trip! Each February, the Upper Schoolers can apply to go to Quebec for a long weekend in February. It’s so much fun – we saw ice sculptures, went dog sledding, and had amazing meals. Plus it was great being able to travel with my friends.
 
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Black Widow

Lucy

8th grade boarding student from Seoul, South Korea
 
Sports: Golf, basketball, softball
Favorite activities: Spring drama production, sports, Community Connections
Favorite Fay tradition: Speech Contest
Favorite Fay lunch: General Tso's Chicken
 
What do you want prospective students to know about classes at Fay?
Classes at Fay are both challenging and enjoyable. I enjoy the curriculum since it has a well-balanced amount of homework and schoolwork, and both projects and tests are part of a student’s grade. When we approach finals, teachers give out tips for reviewing and stop giving out homework so that students can focus on reviewing their material.
 
What is like making friends at Fay?
It’s not hard at all! Fay has warm and welcoming atmosphere, and on the first day you’ll find people who are willing to lend a helping hand or start the first conversation.
 
What are the teachers like at Fay?
Teachers at Fay work hard to set all their students up for success. I always feel comfortable asking my teachers to clarify assignments and explain concepts. All my teachers are extremely kind and caring about students—you should never hesitate to go up and talk to a teacher!
 
What is dorm life like at Fay?
I love living in the dorms, and there are always ways to interact with and form close relationships with your dormmates. The boarding students and dorm parents come together to create a close-knit community, a home away from home.
 
What's something you think everyone should try at least once at Fay?
All Fay Students should try joining a Community Connections meeting at least once during the school year. Community Connections is a meeting open to all members of the Upper School community, where students and teachers can interact through open and safe discussions. As a new student, I remember feeling welcomed during the meetings, and it was one way that I made a lot of great friends. During our conversations, I learned more about the major events taking place in American society and heard facts and opinions from other community members.
 
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Teleportation! I would love to be able to transport myself into different places at the snap of my fingers.