Adventure Fuels 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
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.
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Access to athletics and arts facilities
- 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
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!