The Fessenden School

     Tel: (617)630-2300
        
   
Grades: PK - 9 | 506 students
Fessenden's school purpose of "nurture, then challenge" successfully marries an academically challenging program with a community that takes seriously the values of honesty, compassion and respect.
These very core values are at the heart of a Fessenden education.
Respecting others, exhibiting good manners, caring about the larger community and integrity in all things are expected here.
Fessenden's warm and friendly atmosphere allows each student to feel connected with his peers and teachers through a myriad of experiences, in and outside of the classroom.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
National Coalition of Boys' Schools
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1903

Student Body

Total Students 506 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Fessenden School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 53%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes See website
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $20,000
Admissions Director Caleb W. Thomson '79
Admissions Associate Greg Hendrick

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingSailing,
SoccerSquash,
TennisTrack and Field,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Clearway School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clearway School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Walnut Park Montessori (1.5 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West NewtonClearway School
    Special Education School
    61 Chestnut St
    West NewtonMA 02465
    (617)964-6186
    Special Education School
    0.7 mi | 32 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • WatertownJewish Community Day School
      (Jewish)
    57 Stanley Avenue
    WatertownMA 02472
    (617)972-1733
      (Jewish)
    1 mi | 202 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • West NewtonLearning Prep School
    Special Education School
    1507 Washington St
    West NewtonMA 02465
    (617)965-0764
    Special Education School
    1 mi | 285 students | Gr. 2-12                      
  • NewtonvilleEdco Secondary Ed Prog
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    360 Lowell Ave
    NewtonvilleMA 02460
    (617)244-3407
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    1.1 mi | 38 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • WalthamSt. Jude School
      (Roman Catholic)
    175 Main Street
    WalthamMA 02453
    (781)899-3644
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.3 mi | 222 students | Gr. K-8                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?          Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
So Many Choices
So Many Choices
When it comes to choosing a private school, there are so many choices to consider that the project can be a huge challenge to most of us. We offer some help and advice to help you get started.
What About a Foreign Language School?
Sending your child to a foreign language school makes good sense when you have been posted to this country from abroad and in other circumstances as well.
Making the Financial Aid Process Work for You
Do you need financial aid? Not sure? Confused by how financial aid works? Here are some answers.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student first name:
Student last name:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Phone:
City:
State:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $14,791 for elementary schools and $30,860 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
Related School Videos

View more school videos