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, 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.

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.

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Schedule a Campus Visit
Our boys and parents alike will tell you about it: the “aha” moment. When all you’ve read and researched about Fessenden comes to life in a way that no one could quite explain—a way that goes beyond Science Bob’s “destruction table” or our highly anticipated “poetry coffee houses”.

There are no prerequisites for scheduling a campus tour. We would be delighted to meet you regardless of where you are in your school evaluation process. Contact us at 617-630-2300 or to arrange a visit today. 

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Caleb Thomson

    Caleb Thomson 79

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

    Mr. Greg Hendrick 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    (617) 928-8871
  • Photo of Jose Powell

    Jose Powell 

    Associate Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment, Hyde III Dorm Parent
    (617) 928-8872
  • 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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