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

Boarding for U.S. Students

Private Boarding School for Grades 7-9

Fay School is the oldest junior boarding school in the United States. Nestled in the heart of a classic New England town, our 66-acre campus in Southborough, MA offers the best of what a spacious rural campus has to offer while still being just 25 miles from Boston. Our community includes 475 students in Kindergarten through grade nine. Of those, 150 students are boarders who come from across the United States and 22 countries. Fay's boarding program is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of middle schoolers and our students learn and grow in an environment of care and respect, while developing essential life skills that foster independence and self-confidence.

Ten Reasons Why It's Great to Be a Boarder at Fay

1. Structure.
After classes, our structured days include time for homework, athletics, music, extracurricular clubs and activities, and extra help with teachers who know their students in and out of the classroom.
 
2. Independence.
Our boarders rise to the challenge of living away from home and become more responsible, well organized, and independent.
 
3. Dedicated dorm parents.
Our dorm parents are second to none. Dedicated members of our faculty and staff, they care deeply about the students in their care and are trained to provide expert support and supervision. Ask our alumni, and they’ll tell you that some of the most meaningful relationships they develop at Fay are with their dorm parents. Meet some of our dorm parents.
 
4. Leadership.
Our boarders learn to be leaders. They live and grow in a community where it is cool to be smart, and where their mentors and peers care about challenge and effort.
 
5. Fun on the weekends.
Weekends at Fay are fun! Each weekend, our Residential Life Coordinator plans activities on and off campus that take advantage of our proximity to Boston as well our beautiful surroundings in rural New England. Read more about our weekend programs here.
 
6. Great after-school options.
Our after-school options offer students the opportunity to explore new interests and develop new skills, including athletics, music, drama, dance, and robotics.
 
7. A global perspective.
Our boarders develop a broader and more nuanced understanding of the world around them as they build lifelong friendships with their classmates, who come from across the United States and around the world.
 
8. Our amazing campus.
Our boarders make the most of our state-of-the-art facilities, which include our 30-acre athletic campus, theater, music practice rooms, dance studio, art studios, gym, tennis courts, rock climbing wall, library, and Innovation Lab.
 
9. A focus on all aspects of adolescent development.
Our boarding program is specially designed for adolescents and includes evening and weekend programming that focuses on mindfulness and making smart choices.

10. Preparation.
Our boarders are ready for the next step. Each year, our graduates move on to terrific secondary schools where they embrace academic challenges and pursue the interests they developed at Fay. See where our students go to secondary school.

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