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Everything is a Boy Thing
Located less than 20 minutes from Boston, The Fessenden School is an independent boys school offering a day program for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9 and a boarding program for Grades 5 through 9. We enroll more than 500 students, including 105 boarders from across the U.S. and around the globe. Nearly 200 faculty and staff provide an expansive and challenging curriculum which prepares our students to succeed academically, pursue their passions, and bring their best out into the world.
Working at The Fessenden School

For 120 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the needs of boys in mind. Faculty programs include ongoing professional development relating to the education of boys, cultural competency, project-based learning, academic technology, and differentiated instruction. We seek qualified and experienced faculty and staff who embody our core values of honesty, compassion, and respect, and who support the objective of educating boys to become responsible young men of character. 

Current Openings at The Fessenden School

The Fessenden School seeks Substitute Teachers for the Lower School (Grades Pre-K to 4). Substitute Teachers have had experience in the classroom and teaching from lesson plans in order to provide continuity of instruction for the students. These positions play an important role as the expectation is active and engaged teaching in a setting where students will continue to learn in the absence of their teacher. Compensation: $187.50 / day (7:30-3:00 pm) or $25.00 / hour.

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The Fessenden School seeks a part-time, seasonal Ice Rink Operator. This position includes nights and weekends during hockey season.  The Ice Rink Operator oversees the day-to-day operations of the ice arena which include cleaning and driving the Zamboni Ice Resurfacer.

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The Fessenden School seeks a part-time Extended Day Program Teacher to work Monday-Friday from 2:15 - 4:30 pm during the School year (11:30 am - 4:30 pm on Wednesdays for Pre-K/K Educators). The EDP Teacher is responsible for leading students in a safe and engaging after school experience and reports directly to the Extended Day Program Director.

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Core benefits

Core Benefits of Working at Our Independent School

Full-time employees participate in:

  • Tufts Health Insurance (75% of premium is covered by the School)
  • Delta Dental Insurance (0% of premium is covered by the School)
  • Group Life Insurance (100% of premium is covered by the School)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% of premium covered by the School)

All employees at our independent school are eligible to contribute. Matching and non-elective contributions from the School are available after meeting eligibility criteria.

Full-time employees may contribute to a Healthcare Account and/or Dependent Care Account.

Fessenden's employee assistance program provides free counseling, coaching, and other resources to support the wellness of all regular employees.

All employees at our boys school are eligible for paid sick time. Personal, vacation, and holiday paid time off are determined by position.

Parental and medical leave benefits based on eligibility criteria and approval.

Full-time employees:

For sons who meet admissions standards:
  • School Tuition: 90% and, if eligible, may apply for financial aid
  • Extended Day Program/After-School Care: 100% until 4:15pm
  • Skills Center/Academic Tutoring: 25%
For all sons and daughters: 
  • Day Camp/Sports Camps: 90%
  • Children's Center Daycare: 20%

Part-time employees:

For sons who meet admissions standards:
  • School Tuition, Extended Day Program, and Skills Center/Academic Tutoring is prorated based on work schedule.
For all sons and daughters:
  • Day Camp/Sports Camp: prorated based on work schedule.
  • Children's Center Daycare: 20% for care during scheduled work hours

Fessenden encourages both faculty and staff to take advantage of professional development and may financially support, in full or part, employees for approved courses of study, workshops, and conferences.

We are interested in every qualified candidate, however, we are currently not able to sponsor employment visas.

  • Lunch provided by campus dining
  • On-campus fitness and athletic facilities
  • Free parking
Inclusion Statement

Inclusion Statement

At Fessenden, inclusion means building a community whose spirit and purpose is based on mutual respect and care.

It is vital that each member feels recognized and valued. Inclusion is an essential part of our mission to cultivate each student’s potential and develop each boy’s mind, character, and heart. We believe that differences of backgrounds, perspectives and cultures are integral to preparing boys to be successful young men in a global community. Ongoing, mindful practice of inclusion requires both individual and institutional commitment to self-examination and learning. We further our mission to be a joyfully inclusive community by aligning policies, curriculum, and decision-making to support diversity and inclusion. Inclusion is at the heart of how we treat each other in our daily interactions.

Our independent school is guided by and committed to the following community principles:

  • Treat others with honesty and respect
  • Practice compassion; make an effort to understand and care for others
  • Honor diversity; promote a healthy respect for individual differences and affirm commonalities
  • Celebrate individual potential; nurture the many ways boys learn
  • Reject prejudice, bullying, and elitism; renounce behavior that excludes others
  • Engage in open, trusting dialogue; seek to learn from those who have differing opinions
  • Serve, to strengthen our inclusive community

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Fessenden School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, conditions, and privileges of employment.