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

Fay School Virtual Athletics Open House

Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM for our Virtual Athletics Open House. Learn more about athletics at Fay and how our program supports all students, from beginners to elite athletes. The event will be hosted live on Zoom and will feature presentations from our Director of Athletics, Director of Secondary School Counseling, and Assistant Director of Admission. 
  • Welcome and introduction to Fay and our Athletic Program from Rob Feingold, Fay's Director of Athletics
  • Highlights of Fay's virtual campus tour featuring our athletics facilities
  • Presentation about athletics and the secondary school admission process with Courtney Sargent, Fay's Director of Secondary School Counseling
  • Optional question and answer session with presenters.
Can't attend the event? Contact us at 508-490-8201 to arrange a personal in-person or virtual visit with an admission officer and athletics staff members.

Lay the foundation for your athletic and academic career at Fay School.

Located 25 miles from Boston in Southborough, MA, Fay is the oldest junior boarding school in the U.S. Fay is recognized around the world for its superior educational program, and our student athletes are accepted to top secondary schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Academy Andover, Deerfield Academy, and Groton School (click here for the complete list)
Our boarding program, with seven and five-day boarding options, is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of middle schoolers and our students learn and grow in an environment of care and respect, while developing essential life skills that foster independence and self-confidence.

Learn more about our athletics programs.

Fay’s core value of Wellness of Mind, Body, and Spirit is the foundation of our athletics program—and to that end, we have developed athletic programs at each division that meet the needs of our students.

Students in Kindergarten through grade four take physical education classes as part of their rotation of weekly classes. In the youngest grades, students play games that develop fine- and gross-motor skills, learn the basic rules of popular sports, and participate in activities where they can practice teamwork and sportsmanship.
The 5th and 6th grade athletic program is a bridge from the physical education curriculum taught in the lower grades and the interscholastic athletic program introduced in grade seven. Each trimester, fifth and sixth graders select a team sport and attend practice after school each day. The program includes instructional practices, where coaches work with students on skills, rules, and sportsmanship; intramural games to build camaraderie; and interscholastic games, which offer appropriate levels of competition against peer schools in a fun and positive environment.
In the Upper School, students also select a team sport each term and attend practice after school each day. Our philosophy is “everyone plays”—which means that we make every effort to ensure that students are not cut from their sport of choice. Rather, our most competitive students play on our varsity teams, while our students with less experience play on our junior varsity teams as they build skill and experience. There are occasional times when some sports (specifically tennis and squash) have more registrants than available spaces, and in those cases we give students plenty of advance notice so that they may choose an alternate sport they will enjoy. 

Elite Athletes
Athletics is an intrinsic part of life at Fay—and while the Fay athletics program is an excellent place for a student to start their athletic career or try something new, it is also a program that supports elite athletes who want to compete at a high level at Fay and beyond.

“Fay’s program serves strong athletes really well,” says Athletic Director Rob Feingold, who also coaches boys varsity soccer and lacrosse. “Just as we support talented musicians and students who excel in the classroom, we also support our athletes with strong coaching and a competitive athletic schedule that mirrors what they will see in secondary school.” Learn more by clicking the button below.

Sports Offered

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  • Fall

    Cross Country • Boys and Girls Soccer • Football • Field Hockey • Golf • Tennis • Multi-Sport • Volleyball
  • Winter

    Basketball • Ice Hockey • Dance • Skiing/Snowboarding • Multi-Sport
     • Squash • Wrestling
  • Spring

    Baseball  • Lacrosse • Tennis • Multi-Sport • Softball • Track and Field

Virtual Athletics Open House Registration

main number 508-490-8250
admission 508-490-8201