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Fay Magazine: Summer 2018

Show What You Know

In order to measure critical thinking and problem solving skills, Fay teachers think outside the box and go beyond traditional tests. Read our lead story, "Show What You Know," about how our Upper Schoolers demonstrate their learning through a hands-on projects and creative assessments.

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List of 13 news stories.

  • Head's Notebook: Finding Meaning

    What do students need to pursue meaningful lives, at Fay and beyond?
  • Show What You Know

    Winter Term at Fay is a time for Upper Schoolers to demonstrate their learning through hands-on projects and creative assessments.
  • Setting the Stage

    The first and second grade plays are more than “just” theatrical delights— they’re the essential first step in Fay’s public speaking program.
  • Rich Mathematical Tasks

    Take a closer look at that clock or that set of pentominoes that your Lower Schooler brought home this year. They’re more than just “cool projects” – they are the product of meaningful hands-on experiences that have been designed to deepen students’ mathematical understanding.
  • In Their Own Words

    We're delighted to present excerpts from the talented finalists in this year’s Upper School Speech Contest. Their speeches were inspired by our schoolwide theme, Gaining Perspective
  • Fit for a Kid

    To replicate the experience of designing for a very specific client, Director of Creativity and Design David Dixon assigned his Advanced 3D Design students one of the toughest and most opinionated clients that they will ever face: a Fay first grader.
  • New Dorm to Open This Fall

    Fay is delighted to announce the opening of a new dormitory on campus this fall! The dorm, which is currently being referred to as West House, is located at the west end of campus, adjacent to the Village Dorms.
  • Rob Gustavson: Celebrating 10 Years

    This fall marks the 10-year anniversary of Rob Gustavson’s tenure as head of Fay School. Each winter, faculty, staff, and board members gather to celebrate the dedicated service of those members of the community who have reached five-year milestones. At this year’s dinner, both Stu Rosenwald, Associate Head of School, and Jim Shay ’78, President of the Board of Trustees, shared remarks about Rob, which are excerpted here.
  • Girl Power

    Wrestling has gone co-ed at Fay! In addition to the almost forty Upper and Lower School boys who competed on the wrestling team this year, there were three fifth grade girls— Ashwini, Clara, and Andriana—all trying wrestling for the first time.
  • Back to Fay After 50 Years

    Reflections from an alumnus who returned to Fay this spring after 50 years.
  • An Artist’s Perspective: Dabin Ahn '04

    After successful solo shows in Korea, artist Dabin Ahn ’04 is making his way in the American art world.
  • Preserving the Perspectives of History: Amber Moore ’97

    At Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, Amber Moore holds history in her hands as she archives the papers of civil rights activist Angela Davis.
  • The Writer’s Perspective, From Food and Travel to Animals that Attack: Rachel Levin ’89

    With her new book, LOOK BIG, Rachel Levin ’89 offers some humorous (and helpful) advice on what to do when animals attack.
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