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

Applicants from Mainland China

TOEFL Testing

Fay School will be accepting applications from mainland China for the 2023-24 school year for grades 7 and 8. Each applicant is asked to submit results from the TOEFL Jr. or the TOEFL.  A score of 850 or higher is required for the TOEFL Jr. before an interview can be scheduled. Although we do not have a minimum required score for the TOEFL, accepted students generally have scores of 90 or above. We do not accept the Duolingo exam nor the IELTS exam.


An interview with a Fay School admission officer is a required part of a completed application. Once a TOEFL score and
the Family and Student Profile piece of the application (which includes a parent statement) have been submitted by the family and received by Fay School, the applicant will receive an email that includes a link to sign up for a Fay interview. Interviews cannot be scheduled before the Family and Student Profile and a TOEFL score have been received. (Click here to see our full applicant checklist for international students.)

Interviews will be conducted over Zoom.  These interviews run from October 1 through December 20 and generally take no more than 45 minutes. These 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 feel free to join at the end of the session.

Important Dates

In order to be considered in the first, priority round of admissions, applicants from mainland China must submit their completed application by December 15, 2022.

Those who submit only a part of the application by December 15 may not be eligible to complete the process in time for a first, priority round decision, so it is very important to understand that the entire, completed application must be submitted on time.

Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis after December 15, but please know that in recent years Fay has not accepted new applications after that deadline out of respect for the strong students on our waitlist who applied by the priority deadline. 

The last day for interviews will be December 20, 2022, so it will be important for the complete application to be submitted in advance of that date.
main number 508-490-8250
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