Fay Academic Camp (FAC) is open to students who live in China ages 11 - 14 regardless of their level of English proficiency. It’s the perfect summer program for Chinese students who are interested in developing their English skills in a traditional American preparatory school setting.
FAC is a two-week overnight program taught by full-time members of the faculty of Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, USA. In 2018 FAC was located on the campus of United World College in Changshu, outside of Shanghai and on the campus of Keystone Academy in Beijing. Students live in dormitories supervised by Fay faculty and employees, and in the afternoons and evenings students put their English language skills to work while participating in activities similar to those found at American preparatory schools.Boarding Life
Fay Academic Camp participants stay in shared rooms in a home-style dormitory setting with a common room and shared bathrooms. Teachers and counselors live in the dorms with the students, providing 24-hour supervision and care. All students enrolled in our overnight programs have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including outdoor space and a dining facility. Weekend Activities
Language immersion also takes place on the weekend with fun and educational activities. On Saturday and Sunday, students will head off campus for day trips that showcase the educational and cultural resources of the area.Our Team
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 boarding experience a positive one for adolescents. Our team is composed of Fay School’s faculty and staff, professionals in their fields, and college students who have experience working with children. All are trained in their areas of expertise and well versed in helping young people make the transition to boarding life.
Please note that this program is only open to students for whom English is a second language.