Fenster School

8505 E Ocotillo Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750
     Tel: (520)749-3340
Grades: 9 - 12 | 26 students
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Founded in 1944, Fenster School is a coeducational, college preparatory, boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 9-PG from across the country and around the world.
We educate students in a healthy, safe, and structured environment where intellectual, social, and emotional learning are equally valued and each individual can realize their potential, grow in self-confidence, and develop an active sense of responsibility in preparation for college and life.
Through small classes, an intentionally designed daily schedule, and encouraging adult mentors, Fenster offers a structured learning environment that promotes student success.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild ADD/ADHD/Executive Functioning
Year Founded 1944

Student Body

Total Students 26 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 38%
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade Fenster School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 78%
Average Class Size 4 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Web Design, Anatomy and Physiology, College Courses through Pima Communinty College  
Average SAT score 1012
Average ACT score 21
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Neat and clean)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $36,250
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Gary Bonhard


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Climbing Wall, Ecology Club, Fun with Words and Games Club, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Music Club, Mountain Biking, Movie and Book Club, Political Science Club, Ropes Course, Student Newspaper, Swimming, Tour Guides Art Club, Climbing Wall, Ecology Club, Hiking, Ropes Course, Swimming, Tour Guides, Fun with Words and Games Club,
Horseback Riding,
Live Music Club,
Mountain Biking,
Movie and Book Club,
Political Science Club,
Student Newspaper,

School Notes:

  • Our entire program, including behavioral expectations, is based on the five essential core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and health and safety. These values are integrated into every aspect of our school culture and are reinforced each day beginning with morning meeting, a community gathering.
  • In addition, our daily schedule is intentionally designed and deliberately structured to meet the needs of a diversity of learning styles, while also attending to the social and emotional, as well as the physical, growth of our students as they prepare for college and life.
  • We believe that: each student learns differently and a range of learning styles is both appreciated and enriching; adolescent growth occurs best in a small and supportive community with caring adult mentors who provide both challenge and encouragement; responsibility is achieved when each member of the school community contributes to the common good and is an effective participant in community decisions; and a diverse community where differences are recognized, understood, and respected is of value.
  • Located north of Tucson, the campus is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
  • Fenster is a close-knit community fostering cooperation, communication, and collaboration. Student voices in decision-making are encouraged and valued. By engaging actively in our community, our students not only become responsible individuals, but also strong leaders.
  • Fenster enrolls students throughout the school year, assuming academic needs can be met, and students are accepted for the senior and/or PG year.
  • Juniors and seniors may earn college credit while attending Fenster.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Learning Lab (4.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Albans Preschool & Kindergarten (2.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Albans Preschool & Kindergarten (2.6 miles away)
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