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

Everyone Plays

Everyone plays at Fay.

Athletics is an intrinsic part of life at Fay—and whether you’re a novice or an elite athlete, there’s a sport for you and opportunities to reach your personal best.
Fay’s core value of Wellness of Mind, Body, and Spirit is the foundation of our athletics program—and to that end, we have developed athletic programs at each division that meet the needs of our students.

Students in Kindergarten through grade four take physical education classes as part of their rotation of weekly classes. In the youngest grades, students play games that develop fine- and gross-motor skills, learn the basic rules of popular sports, and participate in activities where they can practice teamwork and sportsmanship.
The 5th and 6th grade athletic program is a bridge from the physical education curriculum taught in the lower grades and the interscholastic athletic program introduced in grade seven. Each trimester, fifth and sixth graders select a team sport and attend practice after school from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. each day. The program includes instructional practices, where coaches work with students on skills, rules, and sportsmanship; intramural games to build camaraderie; and interscholastic games, which offer appropriate levels of competition against peer schools in a fun and positive environment.
In the Upper School, students also select a team sport each term and attend practice during the regular school day from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Our philosophy is “everyone plays”—which means that we make every effort to ensure that students are not cut from their sport of choice. Rather, our most competitive students play on our varsity teams, while our students with less experience play on our junior varsity teams as they build skill and experience. There are occasional times when some sports (specifically tennis and squash) have more registrants than available spaces, and in those cases we give students plenty of advance notice so that they may choose an alternate sport they will enjoy.

With over 20 sports offered, 57 different teams over three seasons, and 10 intramural options, every student is able to find an athletic option that is appropriately challenging and engaging. Whether you’re trying out a new sport for the first time or starting on a varsity team, athletics at Fay provides the opportunity for challenge, growth—and fun.

What Can I Play at Fay?

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  • Fall

    Cross Country • Boys and Girls Soccer • Football • Field Hockey • Golf • Tennis • Multi-Sport • Volleyball
  • Winter

    Basketball • Ice Hockey • Dance • Skiing/Snowboarding • Multi-Sport
     • Squash • Wrestling
  • Spring

    Baseball  • Lacrosse • Tennis • Multi-Sport • Softball • Track and Field

What We're Proud Of

  • 1st place at the 2023 Newton Country Day Girls Basketball Tournament 
  • 2nd place at the Indian Mountain Junior School Girls Soccer Tournament in 2021 and 2022
  • Undefeated Season Softball 2022
  • Tournament champions, 2019 Fenn Basketball Tournament
  • Undefeated seasons, Girls Varsity Tennis, 2012-2019
  • Winner, Girls and Boys, Hillside Track and Field Jamboree, 2019, 2013
  • Undefeated Season Girls Track & Field 2022, 2023
  • Winner, Girls Hillside Track and Field Jamboree, 2023
  • 2nd place & tournament finalists at 2017 & 2019 Boys Junior School Lacrosse Championship
  • 3rd place, 2019 Fessenden Wrestling Tournament
  • Winner, “Split F” Fay-Fenn Football Tournament, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Winner, Nashoba Brooks Girls Basketball Tournament, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Winner of Park School Annual “Hoopfest” Basketball tournament: Boys 2015/ Girls 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Winner, Junior School Baseball Championship, 2015
  • Undefeated season, Girls Varsity Volleyball, Fall 2014 and 2015
  • Undefeated season (11-0), 2016 Girls Varsity Lacrosse 
Want to see a complete list of the tournaments where Fay athletes compete? Click here.

2022 - 2023 Athletic Highlights

    • 5-6 Fall 2023 Season Video


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