The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Secondary School Counseling

Making the Best Match for Each Student

Our commitment to helping students realize their full potential begins when one enrolls at Fay and culminates in the student’s eighth or ninth grade year with the transition to high school. Finding the best match for each student is of critical importance.

The Fay Secondary School Counseling Office values its longstanding, close relationships with admission officers from varied secondary schools, and Fay's counselors visit secondary school campuses on a regular basis. Furthermore, each year, admission representatives from more than 100 secondary schools come to Fay to meet with Fay ninth graders and/or Fay counselors.
The vast majority of Fay School graduates attend independent secondary schools. Fay's secondary school counselors work with students, their families, their advisors, coaches, and teachers in identifying each student’s strengths, talents, and challenges. Starting in the eighth grade and continuing throughout the entire application process, the Secondary School Counseling Office gives ongoing counsel and guidance in selecting and applying to appropriate schools. Fay students are highly regarded by secondary schools. Our graduates are known to be confident, capable, enthusiastic students. In addition, they are highly involved in extracurricular activities as well as service-oriented pursuits on and off campus. As a result, Fay students have an excellent record of acceptance at secondary schools. Fay students utilizing Fay's Secondary School Counseling Office have matriculated at the following schools during the past five years:

The 25 schools attended by the most Fay graduates over the past five years:

St. Mark's School - 52
Phillips Academy Andover - 29
Choate Rosemary Hall - 21
Loomis Chaffee School - 20
Middlesex School - 20
Phillips Exeter Academy - 19
Brooks School - 18
Concord Academy - 18
Tabor Academy - 18

Northfield Mount Hermon School - 17
Suffield Academy - 17
Deerfield Academy - 16
Pomfret School - 14
St. Paul's School - 13
Worcester Academy – 13
Lawrenceville School - 12
Hotchkiss School - 10

Lawrence Academy - 9
Blair Academy - 7
Cate School - 7
Groton School - 7
Kent School - 7
Rivers School - 7
Peddie School - 6
St. George's School - 6

All other schools where Fay graduates have matriculated over the past five years:

Admiral Farragut Academy
Algonquin Reg. H.S.
Avenues: The World School
Avon Old Farms School
Bard Academy
Beaver Country Day School
Belmont Hill School
Berkshire School
Boston University Academy
Buckingham Browne and Nichols School
Cambridge School of Weston
Canterbury School
Commonwealth School
Cranbrook Schools
Cushing Academy
Dana Hall School
Dexter Southfield School
Dublin School
Emma Willard School
Episcopal High School
Fountain Valley School
Frederick Gunn School
Governor's Academy
Head-Royce School
Hebron Academy
Holderness School
Hopkinton High School
IMG Academy
Iolani School
Kimball Union Academy
Lexington Christian Academy
Lincoln-Sudbury H.S.
Luther College H.S. (Canada)
Marian H.S.
Maynard H.S.
McCallie School
Mercersburg Academy
Milton Academy
Moses Brown School
New England Innovation Academy
New Hampton School
Noble and Greenough School
Notre Dame Academy
Portsmouth Abbey School
Proctor Academy
Salisbury School
Singapore American School
St. John's High School
St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Sebastian's School
Taft School
Thacher School
Thayer Academy
Ursuline Academy
Village School
Webb Schools of California
West Nottingham Academy
West Point Grey Academy (Canada)
Westminster School
Westtown School
Williston Northampton School
Winchendon School
Winsor School
Woodberry Forest School

Fay graduates are well prepared to go on to a wide range of secondary schools and colleges.

Below is a list of the colleges that our graduates have attended over the past five years.
American University • Amherst College • Babson College • Bard College • Barnard College • Bates College • Baylor University • Bentley University • Boston College • Boston University • Bowdoin College • Brandeis University • Brooklyn College • Brown University • Bucknell University • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona • Campion College • Carnegie Mellon University • Chapman University • Claremont McKenna College • Clemson University • Coastal Carolina University • Colby College • Colby-Sawyer College • Colgate University • College of Charleston • College of the Holy Cross • College of William and Mary • College of Wooster • Colorado College • Columbia University • Connecticut College • Cornell University • Dartmouth College • Davidson College • Denison University • DePaul University • Dickinson College • Drew University • Duke Kunshan University • Duke University • EAE Business School, Barcelona, Spain • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University • Emerson College • Emily Carr University of Arts & Design • Emory University • Fairfield University • Fordham University • Franklin and Marshall College • Furman University • George Washington University • Georgetown University • Grinnell College • Hamilton College • Harvard University • Haverford College • High Point University • Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico • Ithaca College • John Hopkins University • Kenyon College • Lehigh University • Maine College of Art • Macalester College • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences • Miami University of Ohio • Middlebury College • Moscow State Institute of International Relations • New York University • Northeastern University • Northwestern University • Oberlin College • Occidental College • Parsons School of Design • Pennsylvania State University • Princeton University • Providence College • Rhode Island School of Design • Rhodes College • Rice University • Rochester Institute of Technology • Roger Williams University • Rollins College • Rutgers University • Santa Clara University • Savannah College of Art and Design • Seton Hall University • Southern Methodist University • Southern Utah University • Stanford University • Swarthmore College • Syracuse University • Tecnologico de Monterrey • Tecnologico de Monterrey, Santa Fe • Temple University • The New School, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts • The University of Richmond • Trinity College • Tufts University • Tulane University • UC Berkeley • Union College • United States Coast Guard Academy • Universidad de Monterrey • Universidad Iberoamericana • University College London • University of Alabama • University of British Columbia • University of California, Berkeley • University of California, Los Angeles • University of California, Santa Barbara • University of Chicago • University of Colorado, Boulder • University of Connecticut • University of Exeter (UK) • University of Georgia • University of Maryland • University of Massachusetts, Amherst • University of Miami • University of Michigan • University of Mississippi • University of Oregon • University of Oxford • University of Pennsylvania • University of Pittsburgh • University of Southern California • University of St. Andrews • University of Tampa • University of Vermont • University of Virginia • Vanderbilt University • Villanova University • Virginia Tech • Wake Forest University • Washington University • Washington University in St. Louis • Wellesley College • Wesleyan University • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania • Wheaton College • Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University • Williams College • Worcester Polytechnic Institute • Yale University

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