Pre-K - Grade 9 at Fessenden

Upcoming Admissions Events

Third Thursdays at Fessenden

Offered October and November

On the third Thursday in October and November, we welcome prospective parents to campus to experience the excitement of a typical morning at The Fessenden School.

  • 8:30 - 8:45 AM: Coffee & Conversation
    • Meet Steve Armstrong, our Head of School, and enjoy conversation with current parents and admissions representatives.
  • 8:45 - 10:00 AM: Campus Tour
    • View classes in session, speak with faculty, students, and administrators as you explore our 41 acre campus.

We’re excited to welcome you to campus! Complete the form on this page to register for the Third Thursday that is most convenient for you.

Fessenden First Looks

Offered Weekly - October through mid-December

Please join us for the grade-specific Fessenden First Look of your choice. These virtual, 45-minute Zoom events are the perfect way to explore if Fessenden is the right fit for your son. Fessenden First Looks are offered weekly from the beginning of October through mid-December.

Complete the form on this page to register for the Fessenden First Look that is most convenient for you.

Campus Tours

By Appointment at

Visiting us on campus is the best way to truly experience life at Fessenden. Our Admissions team looks forward to getting to know you during your campus visit and can't wait to share what makes Fessenden so special. Please schedule a date and time that works best for you by visiting Ravenna, Fessenden’s admissions management system.

About Fessenden

The Fessenden School, West Newton MA, is more than an independent day and boarding school for boys in Pre-Kindergarten through 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. 

With an emphasis on academic excellence and character development, our dedicated faculty help each student develop the social, emotional, and academic skills he needs to navigate the world with enthusiasm and curiosity. 

To learn more about what Fessenden has to offer your son, attend an admissions event or contact us at 617-630-2300 or

I would like to attend an upcoming admissions event!