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 Student 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,
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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $15,137 for elementary schools and $33,100 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).