Fenster School

 
8505 East Ocotillo Drive - Tucson, AZ 85750 USA 520-749-3340 http://www.fensterschool.org
Boarding School | Day School | Small Boarding School | Summer School | Learning Differences

History

Founded in 1944, Fenster School is a coeducational, college preparatory, boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 9-PG from across the country and around the world. We educate students in a healthy, safe, and structured environment where intellectual, social, and emotional learning are equally valued and each individual can realize their potential, grow in self-confidence, and develop an active sense of responsibility in preparation for college and life. Through small classes, an intentionally designed daily schedule, and encouraging adult mentors, Fenster offers a structured learning environment that promotes student success.

Our entire program, including behavioral expectations, is based on the five essential core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and health and safety. These values are integrated into every aspect of our school culture and are reinforced each day beginning with morning meeting, a community gathering. In addition, our daily schedule is intentionally designed and deliberately structured to meet the needs of a diversity of learning styles, while also attending to the social and emotional, as well as the physical, growth of our students as they prepare for college and life.

We believe that each student learns differently and a range of learning styles is both appreciated and enriching; adolescent growth occurs best in a small and supportive community with caring adult mentors who provide both challenge and encouragement; responsibility is achieved when each member of the school community contributes to the common good and is an effective participant in community decisions; and, a diverse community where differences are recognized, understood, and respected is of value.

Overview

Region
Tucson AZ Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
Summer School
All Grades 9-Post Graduate
Boarding Grades 9-Post Graduate
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 100

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.fensterschool.org
Director of Admission Gary Bonhard
Admission Application Apply to Fenster School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50.00 (Intl. $100)
Application Deadline(s) Rolling
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Rolling
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (SLEP)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $21,750.00
Boarding Student Tuition $36,250.00
International Student Tuition $36,250.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 26
Boys 14
Girls 12
% Boys/Girls 54/46
Boarding Students 25
Day Students 1
International
China
Korea
Mexico
United States
Alaska
Arizona
California
Illinois
Mississippi
New Mexico
Oregon
Tennessee
Texas
Washington
Majority of students come from Southwest
% of Students of Color 38%
% of International Students 8%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 4
Part Time Faculty 9
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 54%
% of Faculty with Doctorate 8%
% of Faculty with Masters 46%
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
Average Class Size 5
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Computer Math
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Expository Writing
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
History
Human Development
Linear Algebra
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Physiology
Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Other (Juniors and seniors may take college classes through partnership with Pima Community College.)

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 496
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 516
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 469
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations California State Universities, Northern Arizona University, Pima Community College, University of Arizona, University of Illinois
% of Graduates Who Attend College 98%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
other (Flag Football)
soccer
volleyball
Recreational Sports
basketball
camping
cross-country running
equestrian
hiking
horseback riding
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rappelling
rock climbing
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball
walking
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Asian Club
Math Club
Newspaper
Other (A variety of clubs and activities are offered each semester)
Spanish Club
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes

Located north of Tucson, the campus is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Fenster is a close-knit community fostering cooperation, communication, and collaboration. Student voices in decision-making are encouraged and valued. By engaging actively in our community, our students not only become responsible individuals, but also strong leaders.

Fenster enrolls students throughout the school year, assuming academic needs can be met, and students are accepted for the senior and/or PG year.

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