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.
This year, our academic camp will run for ten days as a boarding program (July 21-31, 2024) and will take place near Ichinomiya at a facility fully occupied by staff and students of the program. All classes are taught by full-time members of the faculty of Fay School, and boarding supervision is provided by Fay staff, Fay alumni, and local support staff.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 ten-day classroom and boarding 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 during the day, and activities and enriching programs will fill the evenings and weekends.
Language immersion also takes place during family-style lunch, mini-advisory, and afternoon/evening activities. Modeled on Fay's "club" system, these activities encourage students to pursue their interests and to try new activities for the first time.
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 help develop language skills and provide the foundation for a meaningful life.
At the beginning of the session, teachers assess each student’s skill level and place them 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 program of academics 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.