Fay School

Co-Education (5-15)
Day School|Boarding School
1 508-490-8201
48 Main St, Southborough, MA 01772, USA
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Year of Foundation 1866
Enrollment Phase / Grades Kindergarten - Grade 9, Optional 5 and 7-Day Boarding for Grades 7-9
Boarding Day School|Boarding School
Number of students 475
Nationalities n/a
Teacher Student Ratio 1:6
Accreditations AISNE
Headmaster Rob Gustavson
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) $25,690
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) $78,110


Fay School was founded in 1866 and our 66-acre campus is located in Southborough, MA, just 25 miles from Boston. Our community includes 475 students in kindergarten through grade nine. Of those are 150 students in grades 7-9 who are boarders that come from across the United States and over 25 countries. We are proud of our authentically diverse and multicultural community.

Fay is recognized around the world for its superior educational program, and our graduates are accepted to top secondary schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Academy Andover, Deerfield Academy, and Groton School. In addition to the core courses of mathematics, science, English, and history, students take art, music, and world languages. A highlight of our program is our creativity and design curriculum, where students engage in real-world design projects in partnership with companies like Converse, Bose, and Barnes and Noble.

As the first junior boarding school in the United States, we are experts in middle school boarding, and our boarding students take part in a program that is specially designed for the needs and interests of adolescents. Our boarding community is a close-knit, caring group of students, faculty, and staff who live, work, and play together. Our students live in homelike dorms, and our dorm parents are always on hand to provide supervision and care. Nights and weekends are structured so that there is time for study, play, and exploring our beautiful New England surroundings.

For almost 40 years, Fay has offered immersive English language programs to international students in grades 7-8 who are seeking to become proficient/fluent English speakers. Our English Language Program (ELP) is designed for strong, well-prepared students who are just beginning their study of English or who are already proficient in English and are working toward fluency.

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Students at Fay participate in a challenging curriculum that includes math, science, public speaking, and technology. International students can enroll in our English Language Program, with courses for beginners and advanced speakers.

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