Pre-K–Grade 4


We are delighted that you are considering a Fessenden education 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 10 minutes from Boston. We’re home to nearly 200 people, including students and faculty/staff families. Our highly skilled teachers, coaches, and advisors are passionate about what they do and deeply understand elementary and middle-school-aged boys.

While we would love to invite you to visit Fessenden, due to COVID-19, our campus is only currently open to students, faculty, and essential staff. However, starting October 1 and continuing through the end of January, we will be offering weekly virtual tours for families who would like to learn more about Fessenden. Please visit to register for the grade-specific tour of your choice. 

Thank you for your interest in Fessenden and for your patience during these challenging times. We look forward to welcoming you to campus as soon as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, we are available at 617-630-2300 or

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 5 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 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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