Sua Sponte translates from Latin as “in your hands.” It is our call to live a life of personal responsibility. Rather than a demand, Sua Sponte is an invitation for each boy to set his own course and shape his own destiny.
At the heart of the Fenn philosophy is our motto, Sua Sponte. When boys begin to understand what it means, not just as a motto, but as a way of life, they are well on the way to embodying the Fenn character.
We have found year after year, decade after decade, that once this invitation is genuinely extended, a Fenn boy steps up. There's something in a young man that thrives when engaged and excels when high expectations are set. Being the author of his own story helps each boy develop a life-long love of learning and a self-respect that is graciously extended to everyone he meets.