The Fessenden School

250 Waltham Street
West Newton, Massachusetts, USA 02465


Director of Admission: Caleb Thomson ’79
Admissions Phone:617-630-2300

Situated on 41 acres in a residential community 10 miles west of Boston, our traditional curriculum is designed to be challenging yet developmentally appropriate and supportive of each student’s learning style. Fessenden provides a foundation of skills that is imperative for the secondary school experience. The average class size is 12. We offer diverse arts and athletic offerings and promote core values of honesty, compassion, and respect throughout the program. The campus features a new academic and athletic building, two pools, three gymnasiums, nine athletic fields, 13 tennis courts(six lighted), an indoor hockey rink and library with nearly 20,000 volumes.

Student Body

  Boarding Grades 5th-9th Day Grades Pre-K-9th Total
Girls     0 0 0
Boys     100 385 485
Total     100 385 485