Pre-K–Grade 4


We are delighted that you are considering The Fessenden School for your son! Steeped in over 100 years of experience in educating boys, our philosophy of “nurture, then challenge” successfully marries a strong academic program with a joyful, diverse, and inclusive community that embodies our core values of honesty, compassion, and respect.

Fessenden is far more than a collection of classrooms: it’s a home for academic, athletic, and artistic adventures of all types—set on 41 beautiful acres just 20 minutes from Boston. Nearly 200 people, including students and faculty/staff families, live right here on campus. Our highly skilled teachers, coaches, and advisors are passionate about what they do and understand elementary and middle-school-aged boys.

From our admissions team, to our parents, to the students themselves, every member of our community helps bring the Fessenden experience to life. Visit campus and see for yourself.

Create a Ravenna Account
Fessenden uses Ravenna, a leading application management system, to collect inquiries and manage our application process. Creating an account allows you to request an admissions packet, complete our online admissions application, track your application status, stay informed about upcoming events, and receive updates from our Admissions Office. Create your Ravenna account.
Schedule a Campus Visit
Our boys and parents alike will tell you about it: the “aha” moment. When all you’ve read and researched about Fessenden comes to life in a way that no one could quite explain—a way that goes beyond Science Bob’s “destruction table” or the Lower School’s “publishing party”.
There are no prerequisites for scheduling a campus tour. We would be delighted to meet you regardless of where you are in your school evaluation process. Contact us at 617-630-2300 or to arrange a visit today. 
Candidate Age Requirements
  • Students starting Pre-Kindergarten should be four years old by September 1 of the entering year. 
  • Students starting Kindergarten should be five years old by September 1 of the entering year.

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Margaret Kelly

    Margaret Kelly 

    Director of Lower School Admissions
    (617) 928-8818
  • Photo of Betsy Danziger

    Betsy Danziger 

    Lower School Admissions Associate
    (617) 630-2300
  • Photo of Sarah Rose

    Sarah Rose 

  • Photo of Laura Morris

    Laura Morris 

    Lower School Admissions Associate
    (617) 964-5350
  • Photo of Susan Sanderson

    Susan Sanderson 

    Admissions and Placement Coordinator, Director of Financial Aid, Learning Resources Academic Tutor
    (617) 630-2307
  • Photo of Nadine Riggs

    Nadine Riggs 

    Admissions Assistant
    (617) 630-2328
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250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 964-5350

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