|BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN BOYS (Pre-K - 9)|
What does "the best" mean? The unabridged edition of Webster's Dictionary offers no less than twelve meanings for the word "best." At Fessenden, we offer even more. We define it as the unique qualities inherent in each boy. To us, "the best" means discovering the diverse strengths and developing the full potential in each boy.
Our mission is to teach, nurture and celebrate growing boys while striving to develop balance in mind, heart and body. The foundation of our philosophy is providing a character education that embraces the values of honesty, compassion and respect in an inclusive community. In our view, an all-boys school is the ideal setting in which boys can mature academically, socially, artistically and physically.
|All School Picture Day|
Location: Kelley Room
Contact: Aly Morrissey
(A makeup date is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th.)
Coffee Pond Photography will be taking the individual portraits of all boys on Wednesday September 24; photo make-up day will be Tuesday, Nov. 4 After the photos are taken, you will receive an email from Coffee Pond with instructions for viewing your child's proof portraits on-line. (Please note that an order form will not be mailed home.)
Since Coffee Pond will be communicating with you directly, you should expect to receive an email from them with specific information on how to access your child's proof. Any photographs that you order from them, will be mailed to you directly.
If you have any questions, please contact your division office.
|NO HOMEWORK NIGHT|
|NO HOMEWORK NIGHT|
|ROSH HASHANAH - NO CLASSES|
|PA Forum Speaker Series with David McCullough, Jr.|
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Contact: Lori Knowles
Parents, faculty, staff, and Upper School students are invited to attend a guest lecture hosted by the PA Forum committee. David McCullough, Jr., son of renowned author David Gaub McCullough, delivered a now famous commencement address to Wellesley High School in 2012 titled, "You are NOT Special:...and Other Encouragements," which went viral on YouTube
. He has since published a book
(released April 22) and recently has been featured in the Boston Globe
and on NPR
In You Are (Not) Special
, McCullough elaborates on his now-famous speech exploring how, for what purpose, and for whose sake, we're raising our children. With wry, affectionate humor, McCullough takes on hovering parents, ineffectual schools, professional college prep, electronic distractions, club sports, and generally the manifestations, and the applications and consequences of privilege.RSVP HERE
|COLUMBUS DAY - NO CLASSES|
|Admissions Open House|
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Bernon Hall
Contact: Sue Sanderson
Please come to one of our Admissions Open Houses to learn more about the Fessenden School. Fessenden has been Bringing Out the Best in Boys for over a century, and these informal events offer a terrific window into the culture of the school. The Open Houses provide an opportunity for parents and prospective students to:
- Receive an in depth campus tour
- Meet Admissions representatives, parents, students and faculty members
- Learn about the school from Headmaster David Stettler
|Marking Period 1 Closes|
|Marking Period 2 Begins|
|Student Photo Makeup/Retake Day|
Location: Bernon Hall Lobby
Contact: Stephen Billhardt
After Retake day you will receive instructions for viewing your child’s proof portraits on-line. All orders must be placed on-line.
|Last Day of Fall Sports|
Contact: Pete Sanderson
All boys in grades 5-9 are required to remain with their Fall team through this date regardless of their game schedule.