Pre-K through Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Secondary School Placement

Finding the Best Match for Each Student

Our commitment to helping students realize their full potential begins when one enrolls at Fay and culminates with the transition to high school. Finding the best match for each student is of critical importance.

Fay students are highly regarded by secondary schools. Our graduates are known to be confident, capable, enthusiastic students. In addition, they are highly involved in extracurricular activities as well as service-oriented pursuits on and off campus. As a result, Fay students have an excellent record of acceptance at secondary schools.

The Fay Secondary School Counseling Office values its longstanding, close relationships with admission officers from varied secondary schools, and Fay's counselors visit secondary school campuses on a regular basis. Furthermore, each year, admission representatives from more than 75 secondary schools come to Fay to meet with Fay ninth graders and/or Fay secondary school counselors.

The vast majority of Fay School graduates attend independent secondary schools. Our secondary school counselors work with students, their families, their advisors, coaches, and teachers to identify each student’s strengths, talents, and challenges, and they provide ongoing guidance in selecting and applying to appropriate schools.


The top 25 schools where Fay graduates have matriculated over the past five years:

St. Mark's School - 52
Middlesex School - 19
Phillips Exeter Academy - 19
Phillips Academy Andover - 18
Brooks School - 17
St. Paul's School - 13
Loomis Chaffee School - 13
Noble and Greenough School - 11
Tabor Academy – 11
Hotchkiss School - 10
Deerfield Academy - 10
Northfield Mount Hermon School - 9
Pomfret School - 9
St. George's School - 9
Suffield Academy - 9
Concord Academy - 9
Worcester Academy – 9

Groton School - 7
New Hampton School - 7
Choate Rosemary Hall - 6
Lawrenceville School - 6
Milton Academy - 6
St. Andrew's School (DE) - 6
Westminster School - 6
Kent School - 5

All other schools where Fay graduates have matriculated over the past five years:

Algonquin Reg. H.S.
Avon Old Farms School
Bancroft School
Beaver Country Day School
Belmont Hill School
Berkshire School
Blair Academy
Boston University Academy
Brewster Academy
BB&N School
Bullis School (DC)
Cambridge School of Weston
Cate School
Commonwealth School
Cranbrook School
Cushing Academy
Dana Hall School
Dexter Southfield School
Emma Willard School
Episcopal High School
Ethel Walker School
Francis W. Parker Charter School
Governor's Academy
Holderness School
Hun School of Princeton
Kents Hill School
Kimball Union Academy
Lawrence Academy
Léman Manhattan
Madeira School
Masters School
Mercersburg Academy
Millbrook School
Miss Porter's School
Newton Country Day School
Newton South H.S.
Peddie School
Portsmouth Abbey School
Proctor Academy
Ridley College (Ontario)
Rivers School
Saint Andrew's School (FL)
Salisbury School
St. James School
St. John's High School
St. Sebastian's School
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Stevenson School
Taft School
Thayer Academy
Ursuline Academy
Viewpoint School
Wellesley H.S.
Westborough H.S.
Westover School
Wilbraham and Monson Academy
Winchendon School
Woodbury Forest School