Established in 1866, Fay School is the first boarding school in the United States. The school is a unique place for growth and learning thanks to the small filling of classes, the support of teachers, mentors, who are committed to a deep understanding of the needs of each student, an individual approach.
The long-term success of Fay lies in teamwork: teachers from different departments work together to support the achievements of schoolchildren. The curators of the residence consult with academic consultants, monitor the welfare of students-boarders, teachers in the class work together with experts from the department of educational services to help their students with special educational needs. The model of adult collaboration assigns a large role to the family: teachers often communicate with parents for a better understanding of each student.
In small classes in a chamber setting, students acquire skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and the social sciences. Schoolchildren meet weekly with subject teachers in science, art, music, and physical education.
In kindergarten, teachers use a request-based approach, in which language and mathematics pupils are taught around topics that interest children: pets, musical instruments, handicrafts. The development of these topics provides the basis for future research, practical projects.
The first and second grades are engaged in a structured program that helps students develop and consolidate basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics in preparation for the transition to the third grade, elementary school.
Schoolchildren learn a complex curriculum, which provides for the possibility of taking into account the individual interests of the child, the various needs in skill sets, the choice of the format of education. Students improve their reading, writing, reasoning skills, while mastering a body of knowledge appropriate for their age. Pupils of elementary grades discover that learning can be fascinating, that they are capable of solving complex tasks, doing independent research, finding keys for personal, intellectual growth.
Fay 7-9 students come from all over the United States and twenty countries around the world to participate in an internationally respected educational community thanks to their excellent academic knowledge, commitment to tradition, innovation, and high quality study programs. Each student works closely with an educational consultant.
Students study according to an exciting program, including mathematics, English, history, science, foreign language, art, music. Some courses are open to students as electives, some disciplines are only available with a certain level of language proficiency. School children are engaged in athletics and other sports. The program is complemented by a rich selection of activities: from dance, drama to robotics. High school students also participate in social work, social events, travel, and cultural highlights.
Every summer, students between the ages of 10 and 15 come from all over the world to take part in the FaySummer English Immersion program. Offered as a five-week concentrated summer program for international students, the program offers a combination of academic knowledge, cultural interaction, summer camp activities, travel and total immersion in English. FaySummer's English immersion program is an ideal place for students to improve their knowledge, apply them to communicate with American students. Students are distributed in groups according to the level of language proficiency. The main focus of the learning process is on improving fluency, improving pronunciation, reading, writing, and learning grammar.
Schoolchildren occupy cozy residences located near the dining room, classrooms, and playgrounds. Dormitories are divided between boys and girls, each student’s house accommodates an apartment for teachers, therefore the boarders are provided with round-the-clock supervision and care.
The school is part of the local community and regularly holds events open to students, parents, and students of the school. Year-round, Fay takes on its platforms interesting speakers, organizes Saturday morning programs targeted at young children, the farmers market.
The program of extracurricular activities for students is very rich and combines a variety of trips, educational events, volunteer work.
Weekend at Fay School - time for rest, recuperation, socializing with friends, fun. An important part of the Fay program is off-campus activities: travel, sporting events, creative activities, social events.
Picking apples, pumpkins
Trip to boston
Local harvest holidays
Shopping Mall Tours
New England Aquarium
Trips to the restaurant
Musical performances in New York, Boston, Worcester
Basketball, Tennis, Football
Student football and soccer games
Baseball Games Stone Wall
Basketball tournament Hoop Fest
"Iron Elk" culinary competition
The school attaches great importance to the social activities of students, shaping the future responsible generation.
Seventh graders travel around the state, working on practical projects focused on nature conservation, studying the problems of the homeless, caring for the elderly, ensuring food sustainability, volunteering.
Eighth graders spend a week in New York, where they work with a non-profit youth service project (YSOP) to help some of the most needy people in the city:
Ninth-graders visit the Dominican Republic, the city of Monte Cristi, where they work with a non-profit organization and teach English to local schoolchildren.
Breakfast in the dining room
Consultative / morning meeting
Start of classes
Morning break (20 minutes)
Lunch in the dining room
Additional help / advice
Rest time in residences
Family dinner in the dining room
Evening training room
Preparation for sleep
The school is located in Southboro, Massachusetts, 25 miles west of Boston. On the 30-acre site is the main campus, the area of sports fields, facilities is 36 acres. Types of sites:
Fay has its innovative laboratory of 3000 square meters. ft for technology development, design. The laboratory is open to faculty, staff, students of Fay and offers dedicated facilities for video production, programming, design, and construction.
Foundation schools comprise:
The cost of living at Fay School is:
Grade 7: $ 70,830
Grade 8: $ 72,650
Grade 9: $ 74,470
Candidates for the fifth to ninth grades should submit:
The school has committed itself to making the education of the Fay school accessible to as many families as possible: for example, during the 2018-2019 school year, it is planned to allocate US $ 3.2 million as necessary financial assistance.
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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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