The Fessenden School Massachusetts


The Fessenden School, West Newton, is more than an independent day and boarding school for boys in Pre-K to grade 9. It’s the perfect intersection of tradition and innovation, a place where tried-and-true educational techniques are woven seamlessly into a STEAM-inspired, passion-based curriculum. Our diverse, inclusive, and nurturing community emphasizes academic excellence and character development. 

Parents appreciate Fessenden’s commitment to delivering a curriculum based on how boys learn best and are delighted with the individual support and encouragement their sons receive. Educational leaders turn to Fessenden for guidance on developing curricula that encourage students to be creative problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and global citizens. Fessenden also has the distinction of being one of only 12 schools in the world invited to partner with NuVu (an innovation school founded by MIT graduates) to deliver an academic program that prepares students for the world they will inherit. 

To learn more about what Fessenden has to offer your son, join us for the grade-specific virtual tour of your choice, offered weekly through January 2020. RSVP at

Additional Information

Beginning Grade Taught TK

Final Grade Taught 9th Grade

Accreditations Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Junior Boarding School Association (JBSA)

Foreign Languages Taught Spanish, Mandarin, Latin

Religious Affiliation Non Denominational

Number of students enrolled 520

Student Teacher Ratio 6:1

Annual Tuition Price Range $24,000 - $50,000

Offers financial aid Yes


250 Waltham St
West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
United States

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  • Pollyanna’s K-8 Racial Literacy Curriculum
  • NuVuX - design, creativity, and innovation program
  • Extensive theatre, music, technical, and visual arts programs
  • Pre-K - Grade 9 character development program
  • 21 athletic offerings.

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(617) 630-2300

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