The Fessenden School

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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Students: 542 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Jan. 31 / rolling

Top Rankings

The Fessenden School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1903
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
542 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
The Fessenden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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
Endowment Size
$50 million

Sports

Profile last updated: 08/23/2020

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Students: 542 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Jan. 31 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $22,836 for elementary schools and $39,530 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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