Pre-K–Grade 4
The Experience

Extended Day Program

Why put a halt to an afternoon of fun when it’s just begun? Our Lower School Extended Day Program (EDP) is a rich and engaging experience for students and a supportive tool for parents. Students rave about the variety of activities led by our experienced staff, and the extended hours help parents manage busy schedules.


Each afternoon spent in the Pre-K/K EDP differs from the day before. With ample gym and playtime, and uniquely crafted activities, our young boys look forward to time spent with their friends and the EDP staff. Programming is structured to accommodate various energy levels.

A free and active 20-minute play session at the start of EDP helps the group transition from school to a less structured period. Boys play, socialize, and replenish with a healthy snack before moving on to the day’s activity. Boys can choose from several options each day, and options change every eight weeks. A sample week might include everything from construction activities with K’Nex and Legos, to cooking projects, science projects, and treasure hunts.

Grades 1-4

Offerings are organized into eight-week increments, and boys pick one “club” for each day. We start the daily program with outdoor playtime (weather permitting) to release energy and soak in the fresh air. After socializing and snacking, the group divides up for their chosen activity. Choices include everything from cooking, to sports, to art projects, to chess, to music, to ping pong, to science “magic.”

2022-2023 Schedule and Fees

Fessenden’s Extended Day Program (EDP) is available Monday 
through Friday from the end of the Lower School day at 2:40 p.m. until EDP closes at 5:30 p.m. While boys can be picked up at any 
time during the afternoon, the official programming (EDP Clubs) 
ends at 4:15 p.m. EDP also provides care for Pre-K– Grade 4 boys from Lower School dismissal time at 2:40 p.m. until Middle School’s early sports dismissal at 3:10 p.m. EDP care is available to assist families on an emergency basis.


> $31.50 per afternoon with pick-up no later than 4:30 p.m. 
(contract rate) 
> $49.00 per afternoon with pick-up no later than 5:30 p.m. 
(contract rate) 
> $11.00 per contracted day to provide coverage for the 
gap between Lower School dismissal (2:40 p.m.) and 
Middle School siblings’ early sports dismissal (3:10 p.m).
> $44.00 per day for Pre-K/K early dismissal Wednesdays, from 11:45 pm to 2:40 pm
Drop-in rates are available upon request.

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    Joshua Goldman 

    Extended Day Program Director
One of the things that makes Fessenden’s EDP so remarkable is how flexible and accommodating the staff is. On more than one occasion, something has come up at the last minute, and all I had to do was shoot EDP a quick email and my son was taken care of for the afternoon.”
--Fessenden Parent

Contact Us

Please contact us at or 617- 584-0875 for more information about the Extended Day Program.

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