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. Students also focus on the design thinking process with courses in our new 7,000 square-foot Center for Creativity and Design.
Our community members embrace our five core values – Academic Excellence, Honorable Conduct, Dedicated Service, Earnest Effort, and Wellness of Mind, Body, and Spirit – and our school motto, Poteris Modo Velis (“You can if you will”) highlights our community’s emphasis on determination, effort, and resilience.
Our boarding program, an option for seventh, eighth, and ninth graders, is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of junior boarders. Our boarding students come from across the United States and 20+ countries: together, they learn and grow in an environment of care and respect, while developing essential life skills that foster independence and self-confidence.
While the School has grown and evolved since its founding in 1866, our central purpose has remained constant: we provide our students with the foundation for a meaningful life. Fay’s program empowers students to discover their talents, develop their intellectual abilities, establish essential academic skills and knowledge, and define their moral character – all essential to living a life of meaning and making a positive difference in the world.