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Fessenden School

Call: 617-630-2300
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Fessenden School

At a glance

Location West Newton, MA
Tuition $51,250
Grades PK-9 Students Receiving Aid -
Student Body Boys Total Aid Awarded $2,000,000
Student/Faculty Ratio - Endowment $35,800,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 61%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 491

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 33*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Boston MA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
Day School
Junior Boarding School
All Grades PK-9
Boarding Grades 4-9
Grade Divisions Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Boys
Established 1903
Dress Code Other(Jacket and Tie)
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 41
Head of School David B. Stettler
Endowment $35,800,000

History

The Fessenden School's mission is to offer boys an excellent education and a sound foundation for their future development. Recognizing that schools must prepare their students for a rapidly changing world, Fessenden strives to develop the capacity for critical thinking, innovation, and creativity, while emphasizing the timeless values of honesty, compassion and respect. All programs in the school are designed to instill moral character, a strong sense of sportsmanship, and a love of learning. Fessenden recognizes that there is more to a good education than academic skills. Equally important is the ability to work cooperatively with others, build trust, and understand the importance of community.

Academics

Average Class Size 11
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Biology
Broadcasting
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Drama
Earth Science
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Geography
Geometry
History
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Photography
Physical Education
Pre-calculus
Science
Spanish
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 491
Boys 491
% Boys/Girls 100%/0%
Boarding Students 99
Day Students 392
International
China
Italy
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Taiwan
Thailand
Ukraine
United States
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Texas
Vermont
Washington
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 16%
% of International Students 8%

Admission

E-mail admissions@fessenden.org
Web Address www.fessenden.org
Director of Admission Caleb W. Thomson
Admission Application Apply to Fessenden School
Application Fee Amount 50
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Febuary 1st
Financial Aid Awarded $2,000,000
Acceptance Rate 61%
Total Applicants 255
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 79%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (TOEFL Jr. & WISC)
SSAT
Day Student Tuition $22,000
Boarding Student Tuition $51,250
International Student Tuition $56,250

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Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
cross-country skiing
football
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
squash
tennis
track and field
wrestling
Recreational Sports
golf
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
sailing
tennis
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Audiovisual Club
Choir
Chorus
Dance Club
Digital Photography Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Orchestra
Photography Club
Student Government

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Location

Contact Info

Phone 617-630-2300
Address 250 Waltham St - West Newton, MA 02465
Website www.fessenden.org 
Email admissions@fessenden.org 
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