Grades 5-9


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 and diverse 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.

See us for yourself: Visit our campus. Talk to our admissions team. Meet Fessenden students. Hear what other parents have to say. You’re sure to feel the magic of this special place that so many of us call home.

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 5 members.

  • Nadine Riggs 

    Admissions Assistant
    (617) 630-2328
  • Caleb Thomson 79

    Director of Admission & Enrollment Manager
    (617) 630-2300
  • Mr. Greg Hendrick 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    (617) 928-8871
  • Mr. Mbakwe Okafor 

    Assistant Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment
    (617) 928-8872
  • Susan Sanderson 

    Admissions and Placement Coordinator, Director of Financial Aid, Learning Resources Academic Tutor
    (617) 630-2307
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The Fessenden School
250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 964-5350

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