Kindergarten through Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
Parents

New to Fay

Welcome to Fay!

We are delighted to welcome you to Fay School and our community of students, parents, teachers, and staff from many different towns and countries around the world. We are sure you have many questions about “what happens next?” The information in this section of our web site will guide you through some important next steps as well as help you prepare for the first day of school.

Please check back in the spring and summer months as we add new details about the opening of school.

Fay has a number of events and programs in place to help new families become more familiar with our community and get to know other Fay families. Our programs include the New Family Mentor Program, Popsicle playdates for our Primary School students, the New Student Picnic, and Orientation Day. Throughout the summer months, we will also send you direct email communications to keep you updated about the Opening of School in September. Please reach out to your Division office at any time if you have additional questions. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Next Steps

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Make Program Requests for the 2017-2018 School Year

Parents of new students entering grade 3 through grade 9 in Fall 2017 should complete the online Program Request form as early as possible.

Please CLICK HERE for instructions and a link to the online form.
 

FAQ

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Will there be orientation for new families?

    Fay ensures that new families have the information and support they need to smooth the transition to their child’s new school. In June, the Popiscle Play Date is a fun opportunity for new Primary School families to meet with current Fay parents and students. In late summer, the New Student Picnic invites new parents and students to meet and mingle with teachers and current parents. Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 5, will include opportunities for all families to meet with teachers and advisors, and then join returning families for the All School Family Picnic. 
  • When should new students arrive on campus?

    New students and their families are invited to attend welcome and orientation meetings on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, just prior to the All School Family Picnic. The detailed schedule for the day will be posted during in August. Boarding students should plan to arrive on campus between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on September 5.
  • When does the school day begin and end?

    The drop off time is 7:45 a.m. for all day students. Primary and Lower School classes begin at 8:00 a.m., and Upper School morning meeting or advisory start at 7:50 a.m. 

    The school day ends at 3:00 p.m. for students in Primary School through grade four. 

    The school day ends at 4:15 p.m. for grades five and six students and at 4:30 p.m. for grades seven through nine. 

    Pick-up times may be later, depending on athletic games schedules. Details of daily arrival and dimissal locations are listed under Parent Resources.
  • When will I know what dorm my child is in and what to bring?

    Boarding students will learn which dorm they have been assigned when they check-in on Orientation Day, Tuesday, September 5.

    Packing lists and travel information for boarding students are available on the Boarding Parents Information page.
  • How can I get involved as a new parent?

    The Parent’s Association is an excellent resource for new families, and there are many volunteer opportunities for parents to become more involved in life at Fay. Please go to the Parent’s Association page for more information. 

    During the first few months of school, grade-level Parent Coffees are informal gatherings with teachers and division heads where parents can learn more about their child's daily school day and upcoming events. Monthly Open Parent Meetings are opportunities to learn more about a particular topic of interest to parents. Please check the school calendar for the list of dates for all of these events.
  • What about grades and report cards?

    Fay School operates on a trimester calendar: Fall, Winter, and Spring term. Grades and report cards are posted on the password protected MyFay web site and may be found by going to your chld’s profile page. Parents will be notified via the weekly E-News when grades and report cards are available; the schedule is different for Primary, Lower and Upper School.
  • When are parent/teacher conferences?

    Primary and Lower School parents and students will be able to meet with their homeroom teachers and homevisors on Tuesday, September 6. Information about how to book an appointment will be mailed to parents in August.  

    Primary School parent/teacher conferences are scheduled in January and May. Lower School student conferences are scheduled in May. Upper School student led conferences are scheduled in October.
  • When will my child meet his or her advisor?

    Upper School students are assigned an advisor at the beginning of the school year. New students will meet their advisor during orientation on Tuesday, September 5. 
    Your child's advisor is the best resource for updates on how your child is progressing in school. He or she can help answer questions about academic life, dorm life, your child's schedule, and any information you may need throughout the school year.
  • When will I know my child's schedule?

    Students schedules will be available on the first day of classes. Parents will be able to view their child's schedule  when they log into MyFay. New parents will be able to log into MyFay towards the end of August.

News

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  • Please visit the Parents page

    More details about the start of the new school year can be found on the Parents page.
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  • Opening of School Information

    Information about the Opening of School, including "Meet the Teacher" appointments and orientation for new students on Tuesday, September 5, has been posted to our new website. Click here for all the details.
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  • New Student Picnic August 31

    All new students and their families are invited to the New Student Picnic on Thursday, August 31, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on the Main Quad. Enjoy dinner on campus and meet our teachers and other new families. The School Store will be open to purchase Fay gear! Fay's Main Quad is located in front of the Root Academic Building. In the event of rain, the picnic will take place in the Dining Room. Parking will be available in Harlow Circle and Upjohn Ciricle. Click here to RSVP online by August 25 or contact Susan Conti at 508.490.8207 or sconti@fayschool.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
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  • Reminder: Required Forms for Grade Nine Trip to Merrowvista Due Now

    Parents of grade nine students are reminded to complete the required permission and health forms for the Merrowvista trip scheduled for September 8 through 10. Students with missing forms will not be permitted to participate on this trip. Please click here for more information and to download the required forms.
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  • Save the Date: New Parent Breakfast September 29

    Parents new to Fay School this fall are invited to the New Parent Breakfast, hosted by Rob and Carol Gustavson at 74 Main Street in Southborough. The event will take place on Friday, September 29 from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. You will be receiving an email invitation shortly! Contact Susan Conti at sconti@fayschool.org with any questions.
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  • New Parents: Log in to MyFay

    New parents may now log in to MyFay, the secure website for parents and students. Select MyFay from the top right corner of the School's main website, and click "First time logging in?" You may then select to receive an email with your username and/or an email with a link to set a password. Please note: it is important to enter the same email address you provided in your initial application to Fay (to which this e-newsletter was sent). Click here for more information about MyFay.
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  • MooseDuds Summer Hours

    Fay families, faculty, and staff are invited to shop at MooseDuds, our on-campus shop featuring gently used dress-code clothing, including girls' and boys' blazers, and a variety of youth sports equipment. MooseDuds summer hours are:

    Friday , August 11: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Friday, August 18: 12 noon-2:00 p.m.
    Monday, August 21: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, August 22: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, August 29: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, August 31: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (during the New Student Picnic)
    Tuesday, September 5: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (during the All School Family Picnic)
     
    Donations Needed: Donate your child's outgrown blazers, skirts, pants, shirts, and ties to MooseDuds! You can also donate outgrown sports gear, such as soccer cleats or shin guards. Donation bins are located outside Mooseduds in the lower level of the Camp Dining Room Building. Park in the adjacent parking lot, enter the building, and head down the stairs one level. Thank you for donating!

    Volunteer at MooseDuds: If you are interested in volunteering at MooseDuds on Wednesday mornings during the school year or have any questions about donations, please contact the Parents' Association.
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Your Contacts at Fay

Reception
General Questions: 508-490-8250

Questions about Smart Tuition Payments and Billing:
Sterling Fitzgibbons: sfitzgibbons@fayschool.org
508-490-8214

Primary School Office
508-490-8260

Lower School Office
508-490-8233

Upper School Office
508-490-8243

Registrar’s Office
508-490-8241

Residential Life Office
508-490-8245

Questions about Visas for International Students
Lauren Smith
508-490-8358

Health Office
508-490-8271

Technical Support
508-490-8249