Fay Academic Camp (FAC) is open to students who live in Japan ages 10 - 14 regardless of their level of English proficiency. It’s the perfect summer program for Japanese students who are interested in developing their English skills in an American preparatory school setting focused on critical thinking, analytical reasoning, collaboration, and creativity.
FAC is a one-week program (from July 23-28) that takes place on the campus of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. All classes are taught by full-time members of the faculty of Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, USA.Please note that this program is only open to students who are current residents of Japan for whom English is a second language.
Teachers from Fay School will provide a one week classroom experience for Japanese students that will model classrooms in the U.S. Critical thinking, analytical reasoning, writing, reading comprehension, public speaking, and collaborative problem solving will be the focus.
Language immersion also takes place during family-style lunch, mini-advisory, and afternoon activities.
As the oldest junior boarding school in the United States and home to middle school students during the school year, we are experts in making the experience a positive one for young adolescents. Our team is composed of Fay School’s faculty and staff, professionals in their fields. All are trained in their areas of expertise and focused on providing learning experiences for children that will develop language skills that will provide the foundation for a meaningful life.
At the beginning of the session, teachers assess each student’s skill level and place him or her into one of three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each day, students participate in courses designed to improve their English writing, reading, and communication skills, with a focus on critical thinking and analytical reasoning. In addition to daily coursework, students are expected to complete homework each night. This course of study and extracurricular activities models full immersion. Throughout FAC, teachers continually assess student progress, and send home program updates. Teachers also provide an end-of-program written report on student progress.