Kindergarten through Grade 9 in
Early Learning Center
Founded in 1866, Fay serves 475 students in Pre-K through grade nine on its 66-acre campus in Southborough, Massachusetts.
Mission & Philosophy
The mission of Fay School is to educate each child to his or her full potential through a broad, balanced, and challenging program that establishes a solid foundation for a productive and fulfilling life.
The Power of Tradition
Head of School Welcome
Fay in Pictures
Fay in Videos
Faculty & Staff Directory
Math Workshop for Teachers
Fay's admission team is available to help you with every step of the admission process. Find out more here.
Click here to read about the steps for admission to our Primary, Lower, and Upper Schools.
Ask a Question
Schedule a Tour
Meet the Team
Secondary School Counseling
Fay's graduates are coveted by secondary schools, who welcome our students' strong skills, interests, and commitment to their communities. Find out how our secondary school counselors help each student find a school that's the right fit.
A unique hallmark of Fay's program is our system of effort grades, which emphasizes focus, determination and follow-through.
Academics at Fay
English Language Program
Take a virtual tour of Fay's athletic facilities, which include a 36-acre athletic campus, gym, batting cages, basketball courts, and more.
Fay’s coaching staff is composed of faculty and staff as well as outside specialists, who are committed to supporting our athletes in an atmosphere of challenge and fun.
Physical Education (Pre-K - Grade 4)
Directions to Athletics Facilities
The Spirit of Creativity
Fay students build creativity and confidence through courses in art, music, drama, and dance.
See our studios, classrooms, practice spaces, and performance venues.
Visit our Virtual Gallery
Fay students learn and grow in a community that emphasizes responsibility, respect, inclusion, empathy, and effort.
Fay welcomes students from across the United States and 20 countries. Find out what it's like to be part of a global community.
Circles of Connection
Service Through Travel
Ninth Grade Program
Diversity and Inclusion
At Fay, diversity is an asset, an experience, and a process. We believe that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life.
After School Programs
Fay offers an extended day program until 6:00 pm and a rich array of after-school clubs for music, art, athletics, science, and more.
Upper School Clubs
Dining at Fay
Living on Campus
Boarders at Fay enjoy busy days that are structured and well supervised, but also full of friendship, warmth, and fun.
Meet Our Dorm Parents
Our dorm parents are Fay faculty, staff, and coaches - all specially trained to meet the needs of middle school boarding students.
Why Boarding at Fay?
Weekends at Fay
Mid-Winter Break Trips
The 2016-17 Fay Fund
The Fay Fund makes up 8% of Fay's annual operating budget and helps fund educational programs, facilities, and books and supplies. Give now!
Ways to Give
There are many ways to help Fay continue to provide an extraordinary educational experience for every student.
Current Use Gifts
Planned and Special Gifts
Contact the Office of Advancement
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Secondary school destinations for the Class of 2018
Sara Pennypacker Visits Fay
The author of Pax talked about her writing process and signed books for students.
Boys Lacrosse Notches Impressive Tournament Showing
The Fay Boys Varsity Lacrosse team took second place at the Annual Junior School Lacrosse tournament.
Stepping into The Phantom Tollbooth
Sixth grade students immersed themselves in the world of Norman Juster’s classic with green screen performances of an adventure they wrote for the book.
Come to the Fay Farmers' Market
The Fay Farmers’ Market will feature fresh and locally-sourced agriculture, delicious prepared foods, and handmade goods.
Nine Fay students earn a perfect score on the National Latin Exam
Fay Alumna Stands Out and Stands Up for Female Athletes
Izzy Giordano '14 was recently chosen to represent her school at the Massachusetts Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Seventh Grader Wins National Golf Championship
Zach Colon '19 wins the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals
The second graders’ Wacky Car race challenge tests design, math, science, and problem-solving skills.
Greenhouse to Table
It’s already springtime in Fay’s greenhouse, where the Greenhouse Club is planting and harvesting produce for the community.
Learning Across the Generations
Ninth graders partner with the Southborough Senior Center
Innovations in Gothic Design
Fifth grade French students are using the iLab to design and create their own stained glass windows.
One School, One Book
Lower School students are sharing Sara Pennypacker’s
with their families.
48 Main Street,
Southborough, MA 01772