Grades: 4-9 | 321 students
At the center of a Fenn education, the academic program is rigorous and intellectually exciting. In the lower grades, the curriculum emphasizes mastery of reading, writing, math, and science. In the upper grades, students synthesize and apply what they've learned as analytical thinkers and creative problem solvers. The classroom is a place for productive and joyful learning.
The athletic field is another classroom at Fenn, a place where boys work hard to achieve their personal best and learn to accept both success and disappointment with grace. Team pride is valued over individual glory both in the classroom and on the field of play. 90% of Fenn graduates play at least one sport in high school.
The arts aren't just a classroom exercise at Fenn. They infuse daily life. Boys who excel in the arts are as valued here as those who perform well on the athletic field or in the classroom. Through the arts, a boy can discover new areas where he can excel, explore new roles for himself, and be inspired to creative risks.
Fenn's campus is a place where boys can feel comfortably at home. From All School Meeting to the informal games that boys organize at the end of each day, every student is constantly supported in his evolution as a caring and responsible citizen of this unique community of learning.
At Fenn, the faculty know the boys and take pride and pleasure in helping them develop into well-rounded young met. Each boy has an advisor who meets with the student and parents regularly.
Over 30 dramatic performances are staged each year at Fenn. Boys learn empathy, courage and appropriate intellectual risk-taking in our drama program.
While music is one of the compulsory arts offerings, Fenn also optionally offers guitar lessons/ensembles, string ensembles, marching band, concert band, jazz band, and Trebles Choir.
When boys, supported by the solid role model of older students, are given the opportunity to take personal responsibility, they meet the challenge, embodying our motto, SUA SPONTE, or "on one's own responsibility." With an emphasis on academic achievement, leadership, kindness, and respect, Fenn shapes boys into humane young men who will go on and succeed in life.
Everything we do is tailored to the nature and learning styles of boys. The school day offers them ample opportunities to release their expansive energy. When gender-based social pressures are eliminated and boys understand that they are valued for who they are, they feel safe to explore and be kind and compassionate to one another.
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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Coalition of Boys' Schools
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
|Grades Offered||Grades 4-9|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, mild learning differences|
|Total Students||321 students|
|Student Body Type||All-boys|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||60 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|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|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$32,000|
|Tuition Notes||Generous need-based financial aid is available.|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$26,440|
|Admissions Director||Amy Jolly|
|Admissions Associate||Tory Hayes '02|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Football,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Track and Field, Wrestling,
|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,
Student Diversity Committee,
Student Sustainability Committee,
- 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: 06/16/2015
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