Every Fay student interacts with a team of inspiring, supportive adults that includes classroom teachers; specialists in music, art, and world languages; and coaches and advisors.
Our faculty is distinguished not just in their level of expertise in their respective fields, but in their commitment to the practice of teaching. More than 90% of our faculty have earned master’s degrees: they are leaders in their disciplines as published authors, conference speakers, and mentors. Every summer, our teachers travel around the country—and around the world—to pursue research and continue their training so their teaching stays fresh and relevant.
Our teachers embrace creativity within structure. While our traditional preparatory program focuses on foundational skills, our faculty has the freedom to design active—and interactive—lessons that meet their students’ needs and interests.
It’s impossible to be invisible in our community of learners. Ask our faculty, and they’ll tell you that they love getting to know their students in a range of contexts—as coaches on the playing field, dorm parents, activity leaders, and advisors. In this way, our teachers develop a better understanding of their students, which pays off in enhanced classroom learning.
Who You'll Find on Fay's Faculty (just to name a few!):
A Fulbright Scholar • a Rhodes Scholar • a two-time Intel Science and Engineering Fair Finalist • a graduate of Harvard Law School • a former college mathematics professor • a Raytheon Math Moves-U Hero award recipient (for her dedication to improving math education)• a former chief executive of a non-profit that conducts Alzheimer’s research • a coach from the USA Girls Hockey National Development Camp • a U.S. Marine • a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce • a published expert on the mosses of the Northeast • an Orton-Gillingham expert
More than 90% of our faculty have earned master’s degrees.