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The Fessenden School

The Fessenden School

The Fessenden School, West Newton MA, is more than an

independent day and boarding school for boys in Pre-K-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. A diverse, inclusive, and

nurturing community that emphasizes academic excellence and

character development.


Parents recognize faculty for understanding how boys learn best and

for providing the individual support and encouragement children need

to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Fessenden also has

the distinction of being one of the few schools, worldwide, invited to

partner with NuVu (an innovation school founded by MIT graduates)

to deliver an academic program that encourages students to be

creative problem solvers, critical thinkers and global citizens. NuVu

helped Fessenden design its spectacular Ciongoli Center for

Innovation and its project-based curriculum - a model that hundreds

of educators have visited Fessenden to experience firsthand.


Learn more about Fessenden at an admissions event -



West Newton, MA


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Specialty Program(s): 
  1. Project-based, STEAM-inspired curriculum supported by our 2,500 sq. ft. center for innovation and technology team
  2. 7 affinity and multicultural groups
  3. 19 Grade 5–9 electives including robotics, innovation studios, and performing and technical theatre arts
  4. 22 competitive, intramural, and recreational athletic offerings
  5. State-of-the-art performing arts center
  6. 13 musical groups
  7. 7 theatrical productions per year
  8. 29 Grade 5–9 clubs
  9. 20 minutes from Boston and surrounding areas
The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School
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