Weekends at Fay School are a time to rest, recharge, connect with friends, and have fun! An important part of the Fay program is what our students learn outside the classroom—and with 150 boarders on campus each weekend, there are plenty of activities and adventures to make each weekend special. Whether it’s a pickup game of basketball, a kayak excursion on the Charles River, a trip to a Broadway show in Boston, or a cozy meal with floormates and a dorm parent, boarders have many ways to connect with their classmates and school community.
Because we make sure that all our boarders get involved each weekend, Fay’s Residential Life Coordinator plans each weekend at Fay to include a range of activities to suit everyone’s tastes. Early in the week, a poster goes up in the Dining Room listing featured activities for the weekend, which typically includes a balance of at-school and off-campus options, all hosted and coordinated by Fay’s faculty and dorm parents.
Boarders design their weekends by signing up online for activities. Most options are open to all students, with no signup limits, and students can discuss plans with their friends before making final decisions.
Sports, arts and crafts, trips, and community service projects are just a few of the options available each weekend. Fay’s unique location provides a host of opportunities, and our boarding staff takes advantage of Fay's proximity to Boston and Providence as well as the natural, rural beauty of New England.
Weekend activities are also an opportunity for our talented dorm parents and residential staff to share their own interests, whether it’s knitting, skiing, or a cappella singing. The art studios in the Picardi Art Building are also open some weekends for students to work on independent or faculty-directed projects. Boarders also have opportunities for downtime in their rooms to rest and relax.
Our weekends also include Sunday morning study hall for all students on campus, a thorough dorm and room cleanup each Sunday evening, and numerous residential programs designed to strengthen community ties and foster social and emotional growth.
Five-day boarders are welcome to stay overnight at Fay on weekends to enjoy all that our boarding program has to offer.
Students with visiting or local parents occasionally depart campus on weekends to spend time with their relatives or are invited to spend time with day students and other local families. Fay encourages families to invite boarding students home for the day or weekend to build a sense of community and to enable boarding students to share in a family experience.