Fay School will be accepting applications from mainland China from boys and girls for grades 7 and 8 for the 2020-21 school year.
While a tour of the Fay School campus is NOT a required element of the admission process, a student interview IS a required part of the application process. Applicants to Fay School must have scored an 850 or higher on the TOEFL, Jr. Interviews may be scheduled only after a TOEFL, Jr. score of 850 or higher AND the Application for Admission form
(which includes a parent statement) have been submitted by the family and received by Fay School. Once the Application for Admission form and TOEFL, Jr. score have been received, the applicant will receive an email that includes a link to sign up for an interview. Interviews cannot be scheduled before the Application for Admission form and TOEFL, Jr. score have been received. The Application for Admission form will be available on Fay's website beginning in mid-September. (Click here to see our full applicant checklist for international students.
All students applying from mainland China will interview with English Department Chair and Admission Interviewer Paul Abeln or Assistant Director of Admission Jennifer Weeden. Fay School is happy to offer families from mainland China two ways to interview with Mr. Abeln or Ms. Weeden. In the past, we have not been able to accommodate the overwhelming number of requests from mainland China for interviews at Fay. By offering two options, we hope that all students who wish to apply to Fay will be able to do so.Option 1: Skype Interview.
Skype interviews run from October through December. Skype interviews provide the choice to include an optional parent conversation (conducted in English), so if parents have questions about Fay or information they would like to share about their student during the interview, please select the Skype option.Option 2: In-person Interview.
Mr. Abeln and Ms. Weeden will offer 20-minute, in-person student interviews in Beijing and Shanghai. These interview dates will be posted in September. Parents will not have the opportunity to speak with Mr. Abeln or Ms. Weeden if the in-person option is selected.