THE FENN SCHOOL IS ALL ABOUT BOYS IN GRADES 4 THROUGH 9.
As an independent boys' school, we build on the enthusiasm and interests of boys to help them become fully formed learners. Fenn students are prepared to excel in an independent middle school setting as well as the broader community. We know boys well, and guide them as they make the social and emotional transition from childhood to young adulthood.
Fenn is selective - we admit smart, gifted, and talented boys from public, private, and parochial schools.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Fenn's primary and middle school admissions season runs from late September to late January. All appointments, testing, and written materials must be complete by the end of January.
Decisions are made by the March 10th notification date. While applications are welcome throughout the September-January time period, there are advantages to applying earlier in the season. The weather is better for touring campus, and there is more time for appointments, which are easier to secure. There is no advantage in applying later in the season.
At Fenn we strive to educate the "whole boy," and therefore we consider "the whole boy," in making admissions decisions.
We are not looking for particular test scores. Instead we ask if the boy has the intellectual potential and academic readiness to succeed at Fenn. We take into account all aspects of a boys admissions materials in making our decisions. No one piece of information, or moment in time, makes or breaks a child's prospects for admission.
Your first step in applying to Fenn is to contact the admissions office and schedule a tour of campus with your son. Tours usually take an hour and offer applicants tha chance to visit classrooms while in session, meet faculty, and gain a general understanding of the daily life of a Fenn school student.
The purpose of the interview is to let us get to know your son. We begin by asking him questions about his current school and the activities he enjoys.
Once he is relaxed, we move into the testing portion of the interview, which involves assessment of the student’s learning profile through online exercises and games.
We try to make this a pleasant and low-key experience, and we advise parents to take the same approach.
The Intensive Literacy Program (ILP) strengthens language learning skills for students with good intellectual potential and challenging learning style differences. Only eight boys are selected from a large pool of applicants each year to enter the fourth-grade ILP classroom. The program is carefully designed to support boys with a specific learning style profile.
The small classes and specialized teaching methods appeal to many parents of boys with educational, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The Director of Admissions and Financial Aid can help you determine if your son might be a good match for the ILP. Please contact Amy Jolly at (978) 318-3608 no later than January 16.