The Fenn School

516 Monument Street
Concord, MA 01742-0174
     Tel: (978)369-5800
Grades: 4 - 9 | 325 students
Fenn offers an academically challenging day school program for boys in grades 4 through 9.  Of course we prepare our students for entrance into competitive secondary schools, but at Fenn, our primary focus is on instilling in boys a love of learning that will carry them throughout their lives.  While Fenn isn't the right school for every boy, everything we do is about and for boys.  Our focus is on educating the whole boy-balancing the intellectual excitement of academics with the arts and athletics.  And all that we do rests on a foundation of Fenn's four core values:  honesty, respect, empathy and courage. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Coalition of Boys' Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 4 - 9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, mild learning differences
Year Founded 1929

Student Body

Total Students 325 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Fenn School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 73%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Shirts with a collar, no jeans)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $28,340
Tuition Notes Generous need-based financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $19,000
Admissions Director Amy Jolly
Admissions Associate Alan O'Neill '98


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Concert Band, Fenn Radio, Guitar Performance / Lessons, Invention Club, Jazz Band, Many Service Learning Opportunities, Marching Band, Peer Mediation, String Ensemble, Student Diversity Committee, Student Government, Student Philanthropy, Student Sustainability Committee, Trebles Choir Chess Club, Concert Band, Fenn Radio, Invention Club, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Peer Mediation, Trebles Choir, Guitar Performance / Lessons,
Many Service Learning Opportunities,
String Ensemble,
Student Diversity Committee,
Student Government,
Student Philanthropy,
Student Sustainability Committee,

School Notes:

Fenn's academic program is deliberately broad, offering a range of learning opportunities that allows teachers to create educational experiences that motivate each boy, engage him in intellectual discovery, build his confidence, and help him discover a true love of learning.  In the spirit of Sua Sponte, each Fenn student takes responsibility for achieving his own personal best as he explores interests and talents that will prepare him for high school, college, and life. 

Profile last updated: 08/27/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Concord Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Walden Street School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Nashoba Brooks School (1.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
This school really understands boys, all types of boys, and can appeal to their interests to making learning much more engaging. I have 2 sons - a Fenn graduate and a Fenn 8th grader. My graduate is doing great at his high school - Fenn prepared him so well. The school talks about educating the whole boy - and balancing their learning across academics, athletics and the arts. This is really the way the educational program is structured. But what makes this school so special to us is knowing that Fenn is focused on building the character of our boys. It is not a class or a program, it is the culture of the school and the way each member of the faculty and staff behaves to bring out the best in a Fenn boy.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
The motto of "a place where boys thrive" could not be better stated. I have 2 boys who have grown exponentially while at Fenn. The faculty and staff just "get boys". They create an atmosphere where it is safe to take risks in all areas of academics, arts and athletics. The administration from the phenomenal headmaster on down is completely invested in the school and the students. The boys are all very supportive of each other and bond like brothers. The parent community is welcoming and supportive as well. If you have a son ages 9-15, there is no better place for him to spend many rewarding years.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
We are fortunate to have two boys attending The Fenn School. The school offers a dynamic, caring faculty; rigorous academics; strong and varied athletics; progressive arts and music program; leadership opportunities; and so much more! You really need to attend an open house and visit the school to get a sense of how special and unique this place is. Staying true to the school''s mission, Fenn absolutely educates the "whole boy" and integrates "Sua Sponte" values in all aspects of school life. I am certain my boys'' Fenn education will send them off into the world as confident, caring, well-rounded, and knowledgable young men.
- Posted by Parent

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