The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Upper School Applicant Checklist

The Upper School Admission Process

Submission of the Application for Admission form begins the application process. Day student applicants should submit applications by January 15. Subsequent to that date, day student applications will be considered on a rolling basis dependent on space availability. Day applicants who meet the January 15 deadline will receive notification of admission decisions on March 10.

Boarding applicants are considered on a rolling basis. International applicants who would like to be considered in the first, priority round of decisions should complete their applications by December 15. Subsequent to that date, international boarding student applications will be considered on a rolling basis dependent on space availability. 

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications online.

The following items are required to complete an application to Fay School:

List of 8 items.

  • Application for Admission

    The online application is now available. Submission of this form begins the application process. 


  • Application Fee

    $50 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants.
    Please include applicant’s full name on check or wire transfer. 




  • Applicant Statement

    To be completed by applicant.

    Applicant Statement
  • Transcript

    Please complete the Records Release Form and provide to your current school. 

    Records Release Form

  • Confidential Recommendation Forms

    English, Math, and School Principal or Guidance Counselor Recommendations should be sent directly to Fay by your current school. 

    English Recommendation Form
    Math Recommendation Form
    School Principal or Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Interview

    Admission interviews will be offered from September 21, 2020 onward. Please contact the Office of Admission to schedule your interview appointment. Please note that you must submit an application before scheduling an interview. 

    Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted virtually via Skype or Zoom.

    Applicants from mainland China, please click here for more information about the interview process.
  • ISEE or SSAT

    All applicants for Upper School, domestic and international, have the option of submitting results from an ISEE or SSAT test. Please send test results to the Office of Admission. Fay School's ISEE code is 222609 and our SSAT code is 3130.
  • TOEFL, TOEFL, Jr., or TOEFL ITP PLUS

    Depending on regional availability, all international students for whom English is not their first language should take the TOEFL, TOEFL Jr. or TOEFL ITP PLUS. Upon test completion, please send your results to the Office of Admission. Fay School's TOEFL code is 8939.

    Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, if you have trouble accessing an exam, please contact Fay's Admission Office for guidance at 508-490-8201 or admission@fayschool.org.