Fay School

48 Main St, PO Box 9106, Southborough, MA 01772

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Located 25 miles from Boston, Fay School serves day students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine with optional boarding for grades 7-9.

Fay is where tradition meets innovation, with a broad and balanced academic program that provides enduring skills for a changing world. The journey begins in our new, state-of-the-art Primary School, where children explore their world through a hands-on curriculum that encourages inquiry and exploration.

Fay offers intimate class settings with a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio; an award-winning library program; world languages (French, Spanish, Chinese, and Latin) beginning in kindergarten; art and music instruction through grade nine; and three-season interscholastic athletics for grades five through nine.

Fay students approach learning as “serious fun,” in a program that establishes a solid foundation for a productive and fulfilling life.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 7-9; Day — Coed PS (Age 4)-9
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address48 Main St, PO Box 9106, Southborough, MA 01772
Year Established1866
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$54,025-54,450
Boarding Tuition for International Students$56,525-59,950
Day Tuition$19,525-32,450
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded61
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,651,633

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarTrimester
Supplemental InstructionESL, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades9
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Recreational. ESL. Tuition Boarding $9400. 6 weeks
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Softball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School43
Most Common Graduate DestinationsBrooks 5, Phillips Acad 5, Choate 3, St Mark's Sch-MA 3, Berkshire Sch 2, Brewster 2


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$50
New Students138
Percentage of Applicants Accepted49
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)69
Tests Used for AdmissionIQ, ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL


AdministratorRobert J. Gustavson, Jr.
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2008
Administrator's CredentialsBA, MEd, Univ of Virginia
Director(s) of AdmissionsBeth Whitney, Director of Admission

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment450
Boarding Students110
Day Students340
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)400
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)50
Percentage of International Students16
Average Class Size13
Student-Faculty Ratio7:1
Dress CodeFormal
Teaching Faculty80
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)70
Male Teaching Faculty20
Female Teaching Faculty60

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage66
Buildings on Campus32
Facilities Value$58,486,000
Endowment Value$35,000,000
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