|Welcome to The Fessenden School! |
For over 100 years, Fessenden has focused on a commitment to the education of boys. Much has been written about the advantages of an all-male learning environment for school-age boys in the 21st century. Our state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs are specifically intended to meet the developmental needs of boys. Fessenden consistently incorporates both time-honored traditional values and contemporary pedagogical practices while preparing boys for the array of challenges that lie ahead of them. Our faculty are acutely attuned to the strategies and craft of teaching young boys.
Fessenden is deeply devoted to offering a program that encourages each student to develop his own unique talents in an environment that cherishes individuality. Our engaging academic course work, our unparalleled athletic opportunities, and our wide-ranging offerings in the arts are all deliberately chosen to give our boys a strong and broad foundation of experiences while fostering a climate in which they can willingly and readily develop their own personal interests and talents. It is the balance between academic mastery and the acquisition of life skills that is the School’s hallmark.
The fact that we are a boarding school has a remarkable impact on the Fessenden experience, even for our day students and families. The rich boarding environment features a sense of community and around-the-clock accessibility to teachers, many of whom live on campus. When you set foot on the Fessenden campus, you immediately feel that this is more than a school—it is a home, a place where people live, share, and learn together.
All of us at Fessenden are committed to the fundamental goal of “Bringing Out the Best in Boys.” Each boy’s ethical development is as highly valued as his intellectual growth, and all teachers are dedicated to instilling in our boys the ideals of honesty, compassion and respect.
As Fessenden's ninth headmaster, it is an honor and privilege to be associated with this exceptional school and community. Please explore Fessenden's website and join us on campus for a visit and experience for yourself the magic that makes Fessenden truly distinct.
David B. Stettler