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

Living on Campus

A Close-Knit Community

Our middle school boarding community is a close-knit, caring group of students, faculty, and staff who live, work, and play together on our beautiful 66-acre campus.
Our students live in homelike dorms that are just a short walk from the Dining Room, classrooms, and playing fields. Our dorms are separated by gender, and each dorm includes faculty apartments, so our dorm parents (who are middle school boarding experts!) are always on hand to provide supervision and care. 

Weekday Schedule

6:45  Rise & shine
7:15  Breakfast in dining room
7:50  Advisory/Morning Meeting
8:05  Classes begin
9:35  Morning break (20 minutes)
12:50 Lunch in dining room
1:35   Classes resume
2:20   Extra help/advisory
2:50   Sports
4:30   Showers & supervised downtime in dorms
6:00   Family-style dinner in dining room
6:45   Evening study hall
8:30   Choice time
9:30   Get ready for bed
9:45   Lights out

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  • Where do I live?

    Seventh and some eighth grade boarding students live in the Village Dorms, which feature spacious triple rooms. Eighth and ninth grade girls live in the Dining Room Building and our newly renovated dorm in singles and doubles, while eighth and ninth grade boys have double rooms in Steward Dormitory. Shared bathrooms are found on each floor of every dorm.
    Dorm rooms at Fay offer ample storage for student possessions and come furnished with a bed, desk, closet and dresser. Rooms are carpeted, and there’s plenty of wall space for students to personalize their rooms! The dorms also offer cozy common spaces and kitchenettes where students can gather in the evening with dorm parents to watch a movie or listen to music, play a game, share a snack, or talk about their day.
  • What is a typical day like?

    All boarders at Fay follow a structured weekday schedule that allows time for homework and review, as well as practice time for sports or music and time to relax with friends and stay in touch with home. The evening study program is designed for a range of ages and abilities and combines Fay’s focus on academic excellence and individual attention.
    Weekends are a great time to rest, relax, and prepare for the week ahead. Click here to read more about weekends.
  • What can I do on campus?

    One of the best things about living on campus is being able to make the most of everything our 66-acre campus has to offer. Walk outside your dorm room, and you're just steps away from a host of options: playing fields, ropes courses, gymnasium, tennis courts, theater, art studios, computer labs, music practice rooms, and our Innovation Lab, just to name a few.
  • What are meals like?

    Hungry? We’ve got you covered. We believe in the importance of coming together to share meals, so boarders eat their meals together in our Dining Room. Sage Dining Services provides an impressive variety of menu items to boarding students for all three meals of the day. Breakfasts always include options such as bagels, cereal, oatmeal and fruit, as well as hot items such as eggs, pancakes and French toast. Boarding and day students eat lunch together, and the options always include a salad bar, fruit, and yogurt in addition to the rotating menu items. Finally, our family-style dinner is a cornerstone of the Fay boarding experience. Menu items reflect the multicultural nature of Fay and always include rice, as well as vegetarian and soup options. Students take turns serving as waiters, and dorm parents eat with the students, enjoying conversation and sharing news of the day.
    Click here to read more about Sage Dining Services.
“One of the best things about my experience at Fay was the relationship I developed with my dorm parents. In ninth grade, my dorm parent was also my history teacher—I loved getting to know her outside the classroom, and she was always so kind and supportive."  – Fay alumna