What sets Fessenden’s Middle School apart? We don’t just teach content; we teach boys how to learn. We equip boys with the tools they need to effectively explore, ask questions, find answers, and pursue their intellectual passions throughout their lives.
We help boys build a strong foundation in English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language. Faculty nurture the head and the heart, giving boys the freedom to build projects around their own academic passions.
We recognize that boys learn best when they are active participants in interdisciplinary learning. So we don’t just study habitats in science class, we build bird feeders in the iLab using our 3D printers. In math class, we chart the birds’ nesting habits. And in English class, we write persuasive essays on the issues involved in ecosystem preservation.
Upon graduating from Middle School, boys are able to think critically and problem-solve; communicate effectively in writing and speech; gain and apply knowledge; effectively manage time and projects; self-advocate; and stand on a strong foundation for future learning.