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Weekends at Fessenden

Adventure Fuels Weekends at Fessenden

WEEKENDS at fessenden

Set on a beautiful 41-acre campus, students at our boys boarding school live just minutes from Boston and take advantage of world-class museums, historical sites, concerts, theater productions, restaurants, shopping, sporting events, and more.

Craft Your Own Weekend
at Our Boys Boarding School

Indoor surfing on weekends

Indoor Surfing

Paintball on weekends


Community service on weekends

Community Service

Lung Strong Road Race 
Red Sox games on weekends

Red Sox Game at Fenway Park

Indoor skydiving on weekends

Indoor Skydiving

Hiking in the Adirondacks on weekends

Hiking in the Adirondacks

Go Kart Racing on weekends

Go Kart Racing

Running the Boston Marathon on weekends

Boston Marathon

Escape Room Boston on weekends

Escape Room Boston

Fly fishing on Cape Cod on weekends

Fly Fishing on Cape Cod

City fun on weekends

City Fun

Downhill skiing on weekends

Downhill Skiing

Rockwall climbing on weekends

Rockwall Climbing

Dinner with friends on weekends

Dinner with Friends

With 20-25 trips and activities offered each weekend, there is something for everyone. 

Arguably, Fessenden’s weekend program is one of the best in the country. Boys have the opportunity to craft their own weekend activities based on their interests, and when the weekend’s options are posted every Tuesday, boys get together with their classmates to determine which trips and activities they want to do.

Boston is one of the most culturally rich cities in the country, and our boys take advantage of a wide variety of fun learning opportunities. When weekend activities extend our classrooms beyond campus, learning can look like this: cheering on their math teacher along the Boston Marathon route, walking the Freedom Trail and grabbing a cannoli along the way, watching a robotics competition at MIT, experiencing the Museum of African American History, engaging at the interactive Blue Man Group performance, exploring the latest exhibit at the Museum of Science, or taking in a game at Fenway Park. 

Weekends are filled with fun at Fessenden, and parents will be glad to know that not only are their boys having fun, but they are learning and using their decision-making and time-management skills. For example, if they know they’ll have a busy Saturday with activities around Boston, they may choose to stay close to campus on Sunday to study, relax, and prepare for the week ahead. Most importantly, boys are connecting with their peers and learning to be active members of their communities, on and off campus.

On-campus activities

On-campus activities
at our New England Boarding School

Theme weekends

Boys can participate in various activities organized around themes like the Olympics, World Cup, Las Vegas Casino Night, or Cruise Ship. 

Access to athletics and arts facilities

Boys can play on Fessenden’s turf fields, gyms, ice rink, and pool (in season); experiment with the 3-D printers in the Ciongoli Center for Innovation; or practice with their rock band, just to name a few options.

Shopping trips

Fessenden faculty will lead boys on visits to local stores to shop for any items they need for the week. 
off-campus activities

Off-campus activities*

  • Bike Tour of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Boda Borg
  • Boston College Football Game
  • Boston Marathon
  • Boston Skateboard Park
  • Bowling & Billiards
  • Chinatown for Dim Sum
  • Dances and Fundraising events with Local All-Girls Schools
  • Duck Boat Tour of Boston
  • Fresh & Saltwater Fishing
  • Golf Outings
  • Head of the Charles Regatta
  • Indoor Rock Climbing & Trampoline Park
  • Kayaking & Canoeing on the Charles River
  • Lake Placid Outdoor Adventure
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day
  • Minuteman Bike Trail Ride
  • MIT Science Festival
  • Motocross & Monster Truck Show
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Science & Omni Theater
  • New England Car and Boat Shows
  • New England Revolution Soccer Game
  • Red Sox Games & Tours of Fenway Park
  • Sailing on a Schooner in Boston Harbor
  • Six Flags Adventure Park
  • Skiing & Snow Tubing at Nashoba Valley Ski Area
  • Walk for Hunger

*This is a representative list only and is subject to change

Follow Their Fun

Follow Their Fun

At the beginning of each year, we offer parents the option to have their son’s photo taken for Vidigami, our private and secure photo management system. When Fessenden faculty take photos of the boys during a weekend trip or activity, Vidigami will send parents an alert to view the photo. This allows parents all over the world to see what their Fessenden student is up to—and how much fun he’s having!