The Fessenden School

Tel: (617)630-2300
  • 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 OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-9
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1903

Student Body

Total Students506 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeThe Fessenden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition NotesSee website
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,000
Admissions DirectorCaleb W. Thomson '79
Admissions AssociateGreg Hendrick

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, 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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