Fessenden School


250 Waltham St - West Newton, MA 02465 USA 617-630-2300 http://www.fessenden.org
Day School | Boarding School | Junior Boarding School

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.

Overview

Region
Boston MA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Junior Boarding School
All Grades Pre K -9
Boarding Grades 5-9
Grade Divisions
Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Boys
Dress Code Other(Jacket and Tie)
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 41
Head of School David B. Stettler
Endowment $35.8 million (as of 6/30/12)

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.fessenden.org
Director of Admission Caleb Thomson '79
Admission Application Apply to Fessenden School
Application Fee Amount $50, International $100
Application Deadline(s) Dec. 14th (International Students), Feb. 1st (Day Students)
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Febuary 1st
Financial Aid Awarded yes
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (TOEFL Jr. & WISC)
SSAT
Day Student Tuition $35,000.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition $45,650.00
Boarding Student Tuition $52,100.00
International Student Tuition $57,100.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 491
Boys 491
Girls 0
Boarding Students 98
Day Students 393
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 43% of our boarding students

Academics

Full Time Faculty 90
Average Class Size 12
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

College Placement Office

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

Notes

Cont. Extra-Curricular Activities:

Woodworking Video Production Visual & Performing Arts Multimedia/Digital Photography Private Music Lesson World Percussion Jazz Ensemble Robotics

Schools that enrolled the most graduates from Fessenden (2008-2012):

Brooks School (12) Phillips Exeter Academy (10) Deerfield Academy (6) St. George's School (10) The Governor's Academy (8) St. Mark's School (7) Loomis Chaffee School (7) St. Paul's School (13) Middlesex School (6) Tabor Academy (11) Milton Academy (7) Westminster School (7) Noble & Greenough (8) Williston Northampton (7)

General Finances Operating Budget - $21 million (as of 6/30/12) Endowment - $35,800,000 (as of 6/30/12)

Number of alumni with whom we are in contact - 4,800

Guiding Principles and Values:

Honesty, Compassion and Respect

School Spirit Nickname: Fessy School Colors: Red & Gray Mascot: Bear Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit

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  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): Febuary 1st
  • Financial Aid Awarded: yes

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