The Fessenden School

West Newton, Massachusetts, USA view map
All Boys, No Religious Affiliation

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Situated on 41 acres in a residential community 10 miles west of Boston, our traditional curriculum is designed to be challenging yet developmentally appropriate and supportive of each student's learning style. Fessenden provides a solid foundation of skills that are imperative for a successful secondary school experience. The average class size is 12. We offer diverse arts and athletic offerings and promote the core values of honesty, compassion, and respect throughout our program. The campus features a new academic and athletic building, two pools, three gymnasiums, nine athletic fields, 13 tennis courts (six lighted) and an indoor hockey rink. The residential program offers between 18-25 weekend trips and activities to the boys each weekend and over 800 during the course the year.

250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts, USA 02465
617-964-5350

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Director of Admission: Caleb Thomson '79
Admissions Phone:617-630-2300Fax:617-630-2303
Email: admissions@fessenden.org Website: www.fessenden.org


  • Application Deadline: February 01
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1903
  • Campus Size: 41 acres
  • Grades Offered: kindergarten-9th
  • Accredited by: AISNE
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 5th-9th
Day
Grades kindergarten-9th
Total
Girls     0 0 0
Boys     97 404 501
Total     97 404 501

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $54,450
  • 5-Day Boarding: $47,700
  • Day Tuition Fee: $35,000
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 15.00%
  • Average Awarded: $27,000
 
 

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 80

Student/Teacher Ratio: 12/1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • 5-Day Boarding
Support Programs
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Learning Center
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Writing Center
English:
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
History:
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Spanish
  • Latin
Religion/Philosophy:
Humanities/Social Sciences:
Sciences:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Multimedia
  • Web Design
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Orchestra
  • Voice
  • Jazz Band, Avanced Band, World Drumming
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • History of Theater
  • Lighting Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Public Speaking
  • Screenwriting
  • Sculpture
  • Silkscreen
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art
  • Television Production
  • Textiles
  • Theater Arts
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Leadership
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
 
 

Department Director: Kenneth Howe

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 5

Average Students Per Dorm: 15

No. of Boys Dorms: 5

Dorm Amenities:
 
 
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Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Indoor climbing wall

Clubs and Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • International Clubs
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Weightlifting
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yearbook
 
 

Summary:

Arts
  • Art Club
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Glee Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Choir
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Kayaking
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
 
 

College Information

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