The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - 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 - 59
Phillips Exeter Academy - 23
Phillips Academy Andover - 22
Middlesex School - 20
Suffield Academy - 20
Tabor Academy - 19
Loomis Chaffee School - 16
Brooks School - 15
Deerfield Academy - 15
 
Northfield Mount Hermon School - 15
St. Paul's School - 14
Worcester Academy – 13
Choate Rosemary Hall - 11
Concord Academy - 11
Pomfret School - 11
Hotchkiss School - 10
Lawrenceville School - 10

Kent School - 9
Blair Academy - 7
Groton School - 7
Noble and Greenough School - 7
Rivers School - 7
St. George's School - 6
Milton Academy - 5
St. John's High 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
Boston University Academy
Brewster Academy
Buckingham Browne and Nichols School
Bullis School (DC)
Cambridge School of Weston
Canterbury School
Cate School
Commonwealth School
Cushing Academy
Dana Hall School
Dexter Southfield School
Dublin School
Emma Willard School
Episcopal High School
Ethel Walker School
Fairmont School (Canada)
Francis W. Parker Charter School
Governor's Academy
Hebron Academy
Holderness School
Kimball Union Academy
Lawrence Academy
Léman Manhattan
Lincoln-Sudbury H.S.
Luther College H.S. (Canada)
Marian H.S.
Maynard H.S.
McCallie School
Mercersburg Academy
Moses Brown School
New Hampton School
Newton Country Day School
Newton South H.S.
Notre Dame Academy
Peddie School
Proctor Academy
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
Thacher School
Thayer Academy
Ursuline Academy
Viewpoint School
Wellesley H.S.
West Point Grey Academy (Canada)
Westborough H.S.
Westminster School
Westover School
Westtown School
Williston Northampton School
Winchendon School
Woodbury Forest School