The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
What Matters at Fay

An Expectation of Excellence

At Fay, we believe that excellence is a habit.

When you come to Fay as a student, you learn quickly that excellence goes far beyond a top score on an exam.
Excellence at Fay means developing essential academic skills, such as reading critically, writing clearly, and understanding foundational math and science concepts. Excellence includes enduring skills for a changing world, such as problem solving, adaptability, collaboration, and leadership. Excellence also means developing crucial life skills like communication, empathy, manners, and creative confidence.
Fay students are high achievers. Our graduates are coveted by top secondary schools and go on to meaningful college experiences and rewarding careers. But most importantly, Fay students learn that excellence is the process, not the product. Excellence is what happens in the day-to-day interactions with students and faculty, in a community where learning is both effortful and joyful. At Fay, excellence is a habit.

- Admission officer, Phillips Exeter Academy

“Fay graduates stand out in our community. They are skilled mathematicians, writers, musicians, athletes, scientists, and artists—and they’re also intellectually curious and passionate about their interests.”
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