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

Welcome New Students

Welcome to Fay School!

We are delighted to welcome new students to Fay School and our community of students, parents, teachers, and staff from many different towns and countries around the world. We are sure you have many questions about “what happens next?” The information on this page will guide you through some important next steps and help you prepare for the first day of school.

We will keep you informed with regular communications throughout the spring and summer months. Please continue to check back here as we add more information in preparation for the opening of school in September 2024.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Next Steps and Recent Updates

List of 9 items.

  • Register for our Pre-Season Sports Clinic

    Planning your kids’ activities for the final weeks of summer can get tricky - but don’t worry, Fay has that covered! This year, we’re excited to announce a new pre-season sports clinic for students entering grades 5-9. The clinic will run Monday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 21, from 9:00 am -12:00 pm. Clinic participants will select from soccer, field hockey, football, volleyball, or cross country, and each morning, they’ll participate in one-hour stations focused on sport-specific skills and strength and conditioning. The summer clinic will be staffed and run by Director of Athletics Rob Feingold and Fay’s coaches.  At the conclusion of the program on Wednesday, all participants and their parents/guardians are invited to a lunch and panel discussion about the role of athletics in the secondary school admission process. The panel will be led by Matt Greene, Assistant Director of Admission and Athletics Liaison, and will include secondary school coaches and admission officers. The cost of the program is $180, but we’re offering a special “bring-a-friend” bonus: If a Fay student registers with a friend who is not a current Fay student, both may attend for $90 each. Please enter the discount code "fayfriend24" at checkout. Learn more at fayschool.org/sportsclinic; contact Sam Renshaw at srenshaw@fayschool.org with any questions.
  • Bus Transportation to Fay

    Registration for bus transportation for the 2024-2025 school year is open and due on Tuesday, June 11. Please click here to learn more about Fay's transportation program and click here to register for a 2024-2025 bus route
     
    The times and locations for each route may alter slightly based on the registrations we receive, and we will communicate any changes by Tuesday, June 25. We try our best to accommodate every family, but if you are unhappy with the final route, you have until Friday, June 28, to cancel your registration. Each route needs seven students to run. If a route has fewer than seven riders, we will cancel the route, and it will not run for the 2024-2025 school year. Questions? Please contact Sam Renshaw at srenshaw@fayschool.org.
  • Carpool Resources

    Are you interested in arranging carpooling to or from Fay? Check out our carpooling resource page to view other families' transportation needs or to post your own. To view the page, please follow the steps below.
     
    1. Log in to MyFay
    2. Click on "Resources"
    3. Click on "Internal Parent Resources"
     
    Please contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 or ncasey@fayschool.org with any questions.
  • Come Shop at Mooseduds

    Mooseduds is Fay School’s gently used clothing resale store that sells Fay Dress Code clothing for children in kindergarten through grade nine. The items for sale include blazers, dress shirts, skirts, belts, ties and so much more, all in good condition. Price ranges from $1-$5.

    Mooseduds also carries a limited supply of gently used sports gear that varies on a seasonal basis. All parents are invited to check out the selection and shop at our special summer hours in preparation for school.
     
    Mooseduds is open when school is in session every Wednesday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. We are located on the second floor of the Camp Dining Room Building (Building 4 on the campus map). Please Park in the Brackett House or Dining Room Building parking lot and enter through the upper entrance. Take the stairs and Mooseduds is located one floor below the dining room.

    Come, shop! The store is full of items, ready to go!
  • Extended Fay Registration: AM and PM Care

    As part of the Extended Fay program, we are pleased to offer AM Care (7:00 - 7:40 am) and PM Care (3:00 - 6:00 pm) to all students in Kindergarten through grade nine free of charge. Please read the following guidelines as you make your plans for the fall:
    • If you know that you will have regular, recurring childcare needs on a weekly basis, please sign up for the full term in advance.
    • If you need to schedule a single AM Care or PM Care session, please do so no less than three business days before the requested session.
     
    The Extended Fay program includes AM and PM care, clubs for Kindergarten - Grade 4, vacation camp, and conference care. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing information about fall enrichment clubs for Kindergarten - Grade 4, which will be available for an additional fee. Contact Sam Renshaw, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at srenshaw@fayschool.org with any questions. 
  • Summer Math for Students Entering Grades One through Nine

    Just as athletes and musicians can quickly fall out of shape without regular practice, young mathematicians can too. To stay sharp, students entering grades one through nine this September should exercise their math skills over the summer. Please visit the Summer Math page on our website for information and summer math work at each grade level.
  • Summer Reading

    Grade-level summer reading lists for students entering Kindergarten through grade nine in September 2024 are now available on the Summer Reading webpage.
  • Set up Blackbaud Tuition Management Accounts

    To set up your Blackbaud Tuition Management account, please log into MyFay. Information regarding Blackbaud Tuition Management can be found after clicking "Resources" at the top of the screen.
  • Upload required Health Forms

    Please log into your MyFay account to submit required medical information and forms for your child using the Magnus Health Forms portal. Health forms may be uploaded after May 9 and must be completed by August 1. Students with incomplete health records will be unable to attend classes in September. 

    The Magnus Health Forms portal is located under RESOURCES in MyFay.

FAQ

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • What is MyFay and when will I be able to log into my MyFay account?

    MyFay is the School’s secure website for parents and provides access to information about:
    • Student schedules, homework assignments, report cards, and athletics schedules
    • The Magnus Health Portal to upload and enter required medical information
    • Access to Blackbaud Tuition Management accounts
    • Parent and student handbooks and other resources
    New parents will be sent information to log in to their MyFay accounts after completing enrollment.
  • What before- and after-school programs are offered?

    Following the academic calendar, various programs are available throughout the school year that extend the school day from 7:00 a.m. to as late as 6:00 p.m. each evening. Fay's Early Morning Care (7:00 - 7:30 am), and Afternoon Care (3:30 - 6:00 pm) are available to all Fay families free of charge, while enrichment clubs are available for an additional fee. Please click here for more details about our programs.
  • Where can I find information for boarding students, and when will I know what dorm my child is in?

    Click here for resources for boarding families. Boarding students will learn which dorm they have been assigned when they arrive on campus in September. 

  • Where can I shop for clothing that meets Fay's dress code?

    Details about Fay's dress code are available here, as well as links to some vendors.

    We also encourage all parents to check out the selection at Mooseduds, Fay School’s gently-used clothing resale shop. Mooseduds sells Fay dress code clothing for children in Kindergarten through grade nine, including blazers (for boys and girls), dress shirts, skirts, belts, and ties. Mooseduds also carries a limited supply of Moosegear (gently used sports gear) that varies on a seasonal basis. As your child outgrows his or her school dress clothing, please consider donating these items to Mooseduds. Mooseduds hours vary, but they are listed in Fay School's E-Newsletter that is sent weekly during the school year and occasionally during the summer.
  • How can I get involved as a new parent?

    The Parents' Association is an excellent resource for new families, and there are many volunteer opportunities for parents to become more involved in life at Fay. Please go to the Family Association page for more information. 

    During the first few months of school, grade-level Parent Coffees are informal gatherings with teachers and division heads when parents can learn more about their child's school day and upcoming events. Monthly Open Parent Meetings are opportunities to learn more about a particular topic of interest to parents. Please check the school calendar for the list of dates for all of these events.
  • What about grades and progress reports?

    Fay School operates on a trimester calendar: Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms. Grades and report cards are posted on the password-protected MyFay web site and may be found by going to your child’s profile page. Parents will be notified via the weekly E-News when grades and report cards are available; the schedule is different for Primary, Lower and Upper School.
  • When are parent/teacher conferences?

    Primary and Lower School parents and students will be able to schedule a meeting with their homeroom teachers and homevisors at the opening of school. Information about how to book an appointment is made available in mid-August. 

    Primary School parent/teacher conferences are scheduled in fall, winter, and spring terms. Lower School conferences are held in the fall and spring terms and Upper School student-led conferences are scheduled in October.
  • When will I know my child's schedule?

    Students schedules will be available on the first day of classes. Parents will be able to view their child's schedule when they log into MyFay.

Your Contacts at Fay

Reception/General Questions
508-490-8250

Blackbaud Tuition Management and Billing
508-485-0100

Primary School Office
Lynn St. Germain
lstgermain@fayschool.org
508-490-8260

Lower School Office
Sue McPhee
smcphee@fayschool.org
508-490-8233

Upper School Office
Amanda Bush
abush@fayschool.org
508-490-8243

Registrar’s Office
Sterling Fitzgibbons
sfitzgibbons@fayschool.org
508-490-8214

Residential Life Office
Andrew Barker
abarker@fayschool.org
508-490-8245

I-20 Forms for International Students
Sterling Fitzgibbons
sfitzgibbons@fayschool.org
508-490-8214

Health Office
508-490-8271

Technical Support
servicedesk@fayschool.org
48 MAIN STREET
SOUTHBOROUGH, MA 01772
main number 508-490-8250
admission 508-490-8201