Fessenden School

West Newton
, MA
Location
Junior (Through Grade 9)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Male Only
Gender
540
Students
20%
Boarding
Formal
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
18
Sports
1903
Year Founded

Description

Located just minutes from historic Boston, Fessenden is the oldest boarding school for boys ages 11-15. Fessenden emphasizes academics, character education, and the pursuit of passions. It provides a nurturing environment that allows boys to develop the skills, independence and self-esteem needed to thrive in the multicultural, technology-driven world they are poised to inherit. The Fessenden boarding experience is specifically-designed to provide the academic, social, and emotional support boys need during the critical pre-teen/teen years. During the week, boys work hard in the classroom and play hard on the sports fields, but weekends are reserved for fun with friends and faculty. With 20-25 different activities offered each weekend, it is no wonder that Fessenden’s weekend program is considered one the best in the country.  Boys from the US and around the world thrive in Fessenden’s diverse, inclusive and nurturing community and graduate well prepared for secondary school and beyond.

Unique Characteristics

The Ciongoli Center for Innovation is a 2,400-square-foot collaborative and experiential learning space situated at the physical and ideological heart of campus is equipped with 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutters, an array of technological and fabrication tools and it encompasses three expansive maker-spaces, a machine room—known as “The Shed”—and a collaboration space. The CCI is adjacent to Fessenden’s Wheeler Library, creating an impressive addition to the School’s 21st century learning resources and providing an inspiring space for faculty and students to advance research, design thinking, and project-based learning.

School Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Brooks School
  • Deerfield
  • Hotchkiss School
  • Phillips Academy Andover
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • The Williston Northampton School

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
ESL Programs
Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
Rolling Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
School-Specific

Student Body

540
Students
Male Only
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

Bermuda, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Location

Address250 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465
Nearby Airports

Boston Logan International Airport (10 Miles Away).

Campus Size41 Acres

Contact Information

Caleb Thomson '79
Admissions Director
Steve Armstrong
Head of School
617-630-2300
Phone