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Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Innovation Saturdays at Fay School

Join us for an Innovation Saturday on May 11!

Our hands-on workshops, designed for children ages 5-12, are a great way to learn more about engineering, creativity, and design. All workshops are taught by Fay faculty on the Fay School campus in Southborough. These courses are free, but advance registration is required and space is limited.

Curious about Fay's Creativity and Design Program? Learn more>>

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Elephants on the Bridge

    Can you build a bridge that will hold 21 elephants? In this hands-on STEM workshop inspired by the picture book Twenty-One Elephants…and Still Standing, children will use a range of materials to build a bridge, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of their designs, and learn how engineers use their knowledge of forces to build real-world structures.

    Instructor: Katie Buteau, third grade teacher
    For Ages 5-8
    Workshop Full
    Please email Nicole Casey at to be added to the workshop waiting list.
  • Introduction to Programming and Robotic Creations

    This workshop will focus on giving participants the opportunity to think critically and develop complex problem-solving skills through engaging in programming and robotics activities. We’ll be working with LEGO SPIKE Prime sets to help students understand how to create a structured sequence of programming activities in a real-world context.

    Instructor: Xiaohu Zhao, Physical Science teacher
    For Ages 6-12
    Workshop Full
    Please email Nicole Casey at to be added to the workshop waiting list.

Parking and Details

Please park in Harlow Circle, which can be accessed via Fay School's East Entrance. Click here for directions to the East Entrance, located at 23 Middle Road in Southborough, MA. If you use Apple Maps, please note that this address will take you to an incorrect location that is on the other side of the Sudbury Reservoir. If using GPS navigation, we suggest that you use Google Maps. 

Check-in will take place at Fay's Center for Creativity and Design. Signs will be placed on campus to direct you to the check-in area. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop's scheduled start time.

After check-in, the workshop instructors will take children and their parents to the classroom where the workshop will take place. Parents will then be dismissed, but will return to the classroom at the conclusion of the workshop to pick their child up.
Meet Our Faculty
Katie Buteau joined the Fay community as a third grade teacher in August of 2016. She earned her master’s degree in Elementary Education at Lesley University while simultaneously student teaching at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. In addition to teaching, Katie enjoys running, baking, and spending time with her daughters, Nell and Evie, and her husband, Joe, who teaches in Fay's Upper School!
Xiaohu Zhao holds bachelor's and master's degrees in science from the University of Michigan. He teaches eighth grade Physical Science at Fay, and he has also worked in Fay's English Immersion program. His favorite aspect of teaching at Fay is the opportunity to help students learn and love science and math. He believes learning science and math is more than memorizing formulas on the whiteboard - instead, he enjoys helping students explore and understand how physical science and math work through creative problem-solving. During his free time, Xiaohu loves to travel with his wife, who is also a teacher at Fay.

Registration Closed

Please email Nicole Casey at to be added to the workshop waiting lists.
main number 508-490-8250
admission 508-490-8201