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2018-2019 Grades 5-9 Tuition

Day Students
  • Grade 5: $38,000
  • Grade 6: $41,300
  • Grade 7: $43,200
  • Grade 8: $44,500
  • Grade 9: $45,900
Domestic Boarding Students
  • 5-Day Boarding (Grades 5 - 7): $58,300
  • 7-Day Boarding (Grades 5 - 7): $66,900
  • 5-Day Boarding (Grades 8 - 9): $59,600
  • 7-Day Boarding (Grades 8 - 9): $68,000
International Boarding Students
  • 7-Day Boarding (Grades 5-7): $72,600
  • 7-Day Boarding (Grades 8-9): $73,800

2018 -2019 Additional Fees

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  • Day and Boarding Students - Grades 5-9

    ADDITIONAL FEES
    • Parents Association Homeroom Activity Fee: $75*
    • Skills Center: $79- $102 per session
    • Academic Tutoring: $61 - $104 session
    • Private Music Lessons: $73 per 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): - $140/night (Day students Sunday-Thursday) - $200/night (Day and 5-Day Boarders Friday-Saturday)
    • Supplementary Charges: Vary
    • 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: $245 per trimester
      • Woodworking: $80 for beginning and advanced courses, $100 for an independent course, per trimester


         
      • Domestic and International Boarding Students Fees

        ADDITIONAL FEES
        • Parents Association Homeroom Activity Fee: $75 - required for all families
        • Skills Center: $79 - $102 per session
        • Academic Tutoring: $61 - $104 per session
        • Private Music Lessons: $73 per 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): - $140/night (Day students Sunday-Thursday) - $200/night (Day and 5-Day Boarders Friday-Saturday)
        • Supplementary Charges: Vary
        • 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.) 
        • Health Center or Physician: $117/night in the center
        • A Health Center nurse is available at all times to care for students' medical needs. If your son sees the school doctor, any applicable charge for services will be directly billed by the doctor's office.
        • Boarder Room and Fees Deposit: $500 - Required
        • Laundry Service: $1,350 per year for FULL service - mandatory for 7-Day Boarders, optional for 5-Day Boarders
        UPPER SCHOOL (Grades 7-9) ELECTIVE FEES
          • Digital Photography: $245 per trimester
          • Woodworking: $80 for beginning and advanced courses, $100 for independent course, per trimester
         
      • International Boarding Students 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: $1,575 for a 10-month plan or $1,740 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 $78–$104 per session.

      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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