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The Play is the Thing: The Benefits of Play-Based Learning

Dec 14, 2020
While Kindergarten parents tend to focus on traditional academic skills like literacy and numeracy development, play is an equally important, and often overlooked, component of a child’s elementary education. 

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1,2,3, Eyes on Me: Six Strategies that Kindergarten Teachers Use to Teach Kids to Listen

Oct 26, 2020
To many parents, observing a kindergarten teacher at work in a well-managed classroom is like watching a master magician conjure a baffling trick. Somehow, they can hush twelve wiggly, giggly, boisterous five-year-olds with a single phrase and get those same students to perform a series of tasks that would take the average parent an afternoon to accomplish. How do they do it? 

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Seven Tips for Acing a Virtual Secondary School Interview


While the fundamentals of preparing for a secondary school interview haven't changed, there's an added layer of complexity to navigate this year. With most secondary school interviews taking place virtually, students who used to worry about losing their train of thought now have to worry about losing their wifi connection as well!

However, with a little extra planning, your student can make a great impression in their virtual interview. Fay's secondary school counseling team has decades of experience preparing students for admission interviews. We gleaned their best tips and advice for turning your child's virtual secondary school interview into a real asset to their application.

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Books on Race, Inequality, and Diversity to Share with Your Children

June 30, 2020
Children’s books can be a wonderful tool for sparking conversation and introducing concepts like inequality and racism to young children.

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About Fay School

Fay School was founded in 1866 and is the oldest junior boarding school in the United States. Our 66-acre campus is located in Southborough, MA, just 25 miles from Boston. Our community includes 475 students in kindergarten through grade nine and includes 150 boarders in grades 7-9  from across the United States and 22 countries. Fay is recognized around the world for its superior educational program, and our graduates are accepted to top secondary schools. Fay's program empowers students to discover their talents, develop their intellectual abilities, establish essential academic skills and knowledge, and define their moral character - all essential to living a life of meaning and making a positive difference in the world.

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