Our teachers work closely across grades and across disciplines to create a rich program that teaches foundational skills while also supporting critical thinking and creativity. Fay teachers believe in making learning "serious fun"—engaging, meaningful, authentic, and appropriately challenging.
Athletics is an intrinsic part of life at Fay—and whether you’re a novice or an elite athlete, there’s a sport for you and opportunities to reach your personal best. With 20+ sports offered, 57 different teams over 3 seasons, and 10 intramural options, every student is able to find an option that is appropriately challenging and engaging.
Fay's middle school boarding program, with seven-day and five-day boarding options, is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of middle schoolers and our students learn and grow in an environment of care and respect, while developing essential life skills that foster independence and self-confidence.
Throughout their time at Fay, our students participate in Vox Inventum (“Find Your Voice”), a school-wide program developed by our faculty that fosters public speaking and presentation skills, fosters self-advocacy and organizational skills, and emphasizes effort, civility, and kindness.
Each year, between 60-70 of our rising 9th graders choose to take on a leadership year in Fay’s 9th Grade Program. We also admit up to 10 new 9th graders who are seeking the best possible preparation for high school. As the "seniors" of the School, our 9th graders seize opportunities for personal growth as students, athletes, artists, and leaders.
Fay’s Creativity and Design program focuses on the design thinking process, an empathy-based, solution-oriented approach to solving problems. Students meet in our state-of-the-art Center for Creativity & Design to engage in real-world design projects in partnership with companies including Converse, Mazda, Bose, and Barnes and Noble.