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Fessenden school

Address: 250 Waltham St, Newton, MA 02465

Description Fessenden school

  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Established in 1901;
  • Location: West Newton, USA;
  • Students age: 10 Years;
  • Curriculum: secondary school;
  • Total number of students: 500;
  • Type of study: separate (boys only);
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Fessenden school is the oldest male boarding house in the United States, opened in 1901. Here, the boys are offered a pre-school program and a classical course of secondary education from 1 to 9 grade. Foreign students can apply for training from 10 years (grade 6). To date, more than 500 people are studying here, representing 13 countries of the world.

All programs, curricula and the schedule of recreational activities are aimed at young people as much as possible, to reveal their talents and capabilities. For more than a hundred years, the institution has produced talented and creative managers, politicians and scientists. Here they take care not only of high-quality academic training, but also moral education, harmonious development of body and spirit.

Fessenden school is located near Boston (the capital of Massachusetts), in the green and cozy city of West Newton. The total area of ​​the campus reaches 40 acres, in walking distance are many shops, cafeterias and bistros.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Fessenden school

Program name
from 78 600 $ / year

Quick overview: an educational program of middle school is designed for international students.

About the educational program: practical exercises prevail over theoretical ones. International students conduct research, engage in laboratories and put experiments, while actively developing basic language skills and speech. 

List of compulsory subjects to study:

  • Mathematics;
  • Humanitarian sciences;
  • English;
  • Health and valeology (roughly corresponds to the Russian OBG subject);
  • Foreign language;
  • History.

Also in each curriculum are selected interesting electives:

  • Music;
  • Computer techologies;
  • Physical education and sport;
  • Art and many other disciplines.

Accommodation and food

The campus includes 5 spacious, comfortable residences: they are equipped with comfortable, fully equipped rooms for 2-3 people each.

The general canteen organizes meals on the principle of full boarding. Breakfast is served in the buffet format: students can choose fresh fruit and salads, sandwiches, hot and cold snacks independently and in any quantity. The diet is made on the basis of a healthy diet, lunches and dinners are always complex, prepared from fresh and healthy products, take into account all the needs of the young organism.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, maths, physics

Events Fessenden school

Fessenden school conducts more than 800 different leisure, cognitive and sports activities every year: games and competitions, outdoor recreation and picnics, shopping and cinema, visits to theaters and interesting exhibitions.

Equipment Fessenden school

In Fessenden school for pupils all necessary for effective training and pleasant active rest is equipped: musical and art studios, own studio of sound recording and classes for individual lessons of a vocal and games on tools. Students are provided with free access to an extensive library, medical center, a book trade pavilion, equipped with their own photo lab and a video recording studio. The sports infrastructure is no less developed: it is represented by numerous fields and grounds - both for personal lessons and for team games, by an ice rink.

Term dates and fees

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 USD
  • Medical insurance 1880 USD


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