|We are delighted that you are considering a Fessenden education for your son! Steeped in over one hundred years of tradition and experience in educating boys, The Fessenden School prepares boys to become confident, thoughtful, independent and ethical young men. At the core of a Fessenden education is a challenging yet supportive academic program which is enriched by close attention and mentoring by highly skilled teachers who truly understand elementary and middle school aged boys.|
Fessenden’s philosophy of “nurture, then challenge” successfully marries an academically challenging program with a joyful inclusive community that takes seriously the values of honesty, compassion and respect. These core values are at the heart of a Fessenden education. Respecting others, exhibiting good manners, caring about the larger community and integrity in all things are expected here. Fessenden’s warm and friendly atmosphere allows each student to feel connected with his peers and teachers through a myriad of experiences, in and outside of the classroom.
More than one hundred people live on our rural forty-one acre campus and call Fessenden their home. Fessenden is genuinely a global learning environment, enrolling students from fifty-eight different towns, twelve states and thirteen countries around the world. Each student’s experience is enriched by the diversity of our community, gaining an appreciation of the difference represented within the Fessenden Family.
There are many admissions events throughout the year and we encourage you to visit Fessenden to see for yourself what truly makes the “Fessenden Experience” so special! You can also fill out an inquiry form online to receive more information about the application process or to learn about financial aid options.
Caleb W. Thomson '79
Director of Admissions
BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN BOYS
"THE BEST" IS A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE OLDER AND YOUNGER STUDENTS CONNECT AND COLLABORATE, WHERE MENTORSHIP INPIRES LEADERSHIP AND WHERE STUDENT, FACULTY AND PARENT RELATIONSHIPS BUILD COMMUNITY.
|To help during the transition to Fessenden, new day and boarding students and their parents are paired with a local host family. Over the summer, welcome families will contact their new family by phone or e-mail to get acquainted. In the fall, Fessenden hosts a reception for new families and current Fessy families who have volunteered for the Welcome Family Program.|