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2019-2020 Grades 5-9 Tuition

Day Students
  • Grade 5: $39,700
  • Grade 6: $43,200
  • Grade 7: $45,100
  • Grade 8: $46,500
  • Grade 9: $48,000
Domestic Boarding Students
  • 5-Day Boarding (Grades 5 - 7): $60,900
  • 7-Day Boarding (Grades 5 - 7): $69,900
  • 5-Day Boarding (Grades 8 - 9): $62,300
  • 7-Day Boarding (Grades 8 - 9): $71,100
International Boarding Students
  • 7-Day Boarding (Grades 5-7): $75,900
  • 7-Day Boarding (Grades 8-9): $77,100

2019-2020 Additional Fees

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  • Day Student Fees

    ADDITIONAL FEES
    • Parents Association Homeroom Activity Fee: $75*
    • Learning Resources Skills Session: $1,445 per semester for a weekly individual session
    • Learning Resources Tutoring Session: $1,136 per semester for a weekly individual session
    • Private Music Lessons: $75 per 45-minute session
    • Additional meal charges: Meals beyond what is included in tuition are charged at $8 for breakfast or lunch and $10 for dinner
    • Overnight Charges (includes meals): $145/night (Day students Sunday-Thursday) - $205/night (Day and 5-Day Boarders Friday-Saturday)
    • Supplementary Charges: Students will be billed on a monthly basis for other items, including, but not limited to, school store purchases and athletic fees (including the cost of personal athletic equipment, etc.)
    *This fee is mandatory for all students, Pre-K - Grade 9. All other fees listed are discretionary.

    UPPER SCHOOL (Grades 7-9) ELECTIVE FEES

      • Digital Photography: $250 per semester
      • Woodworking: $82 for beginning and advanced courses, $105 for an independent course, per semester


         
      • Domestic and International Boarding Student Fees

        ADDITIONAL FEES
        • Parents Association Homeroom Activity Fee: $75*
        • Learning Resources Skills Session: $1,445 per semester for a weekly individual session
        • Learning Resources Tutoring Session: $1,136 per semester for a weekly individual session
        • Before Supper Study & Evening Study Tutoring Sessions: $108 per 60-minute session
        • Private Music Lessons: $75 per 45-minute session
        • Additional meal charges: Meals beyond what is included in tuition are charged at $8 for breakfast or lunch and $10 for dinner
        • Overnight Charges (includes meals): $205/night (5-Day Boarders Friday-Saturday)
        • Health Center: $120 per night spent in the center
        • Laundry Service: $1,545 per year for full service (laundry service is mandatory for 7-Day boarders but optional for 5-day boarders)
        • Supplementary Charges: Students will be billed on a monthly basis for other items, including, but not limited to, school store purchases and athletic fees (including the cost of personal athletic equipment, etc.)
        *This fee is mandatory for all students, Pre-K - Grade 9. All other fees listed are discretionary.

        UPPER SCHOOL (Grades 7-9) ELECTIVE FEES

          • Digital Photography: $250 per semester
          • Woodworking: $82 for beginning and advanced courses, $105 for an independent course, per semester


             
          • International Boarding Student Fees

            In addition to the fees listed for all Grade 5-9 Boarders, international boarders are required to pay the following:
            • International Student Medical Insurance: $1,880 for a 10-month plan or $2,090 for a 12-month plan. Required.
            • ‭English Language Learner (ELL) Courses: $500 per course ‭per year, which includes up to two tutoring sessions per week. Additional ELL Tutoring is billed at our regular tutoring rate.

          Financial Aid

          Students selected for admissions to Fessenden’s Middle and Upper Schools are chosen for their potential to grow and thrive in a challenging classroom setting. They represent a wide range of racial, religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
          Fessenden's financial aid program was designed to meet the needs of students who benefit from and contribute to our community, regardless of their families’ financial situations. While it is the parents’ responsibility to finance their child's education insofar as they are able, not every family can afford the tuition at Fessenden.

          The school has limited financial aid resources and makes a sincere effort to responsibly evaluate each request for aid. As part of that evaluation, Fessenden, like most independent schools, utilizes School & Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Based on a written application, SSS assesses a family’s resources to determine how much that family can afford for education. The Fessenden Financial Aid Committee then determines an appropriate grant based on student need, the school’s priorities, and financial aid resources.

          Financial aid applications are due February 1st.

          For families applying for financial aid, this link will lead you to the online Parent's Financial Statement, or "PFS," which is required in order to apply for financial aid at independent schools. The PFS form should be submitted in early January.

          Contact Us

          Susan Sanderson
          617-630-2307
          ssanderson@fessenden.org
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