The Fessenden School

250 Waltham Street,
West Newton, MA, 02465
     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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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.: 21%
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)
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  • West NewtonClearway School
    Special Education School
    61 Chestnut St
    West NewtonMA02465
    (617)964-6186
    Special Education School
    0.7 mi | 34 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • WatertownJewish Community Day School
    Special Program Emphasis  (Jewish)
    57 Stanley Avenue
    WatertownMA02472
    (617)972-1733
    Special Program Emphasis  (Jewish)
    1 mi | 202 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • West NewtonLearning Prep School
    Special Education School
    1507 Washington St
    West NewtonMA02465
    (617)965-0764
    Special Education School
    1 mi | n/a students | Gr. 2-12                      
  • NewtonvilleEdco Secondary Ed Prog
    Special Education School
    360 Lowell Ave
    NewtonvilleMA02460
    (617)244-3407
    Special Education School
    1.1 mi | 38 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • WalthamSt. Jude School
      (Roman Catholic)
    175 Main Street
    WalthamMA02453
    (781)899-3644
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.3 mi | 222 students | Gr. K-8                      

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