Secondary School Counseling Office

The Fenn Upper School (grades eight and nine) is designed to build on skills nurtured in earlier grades and to prepare boys well for the demands of challenging secondary school curricula. Our rigorous academic program, emphasizing the development of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, combined with our wide range of extra-curricular activities that stress the importance of leadership in athletics, arts, and service, enables Fenn graduates to find success in high school, college, and life.

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While many boys choose to attend public school after Fenn, the great majority of our students apply and matriculate to independent schools. Each year a high percentage of boys are accepted to their first choice schools; as admission to top-tier schools has become increasingly competitive, Fenn has maintained its commitment to providing an excellent foundation on which to build at the high school level.

The Secondary School Counseling Office supports students and families through both the public and private school placement processes and ultimately seeks to match Fenn graduates with appropriate secondary schools in terms of academic potential, talents, skills, and interests.

Fenn alumni have an exemplary record of leadership at their next schools as student government officials, captains of athletic teams, recipients of visual and performing art awards, and organizers of community service initiatives. We take pride in the success of our graduates whose achievements are often noted by secondary schools, and we keep close ties with these young men through our active Alumni Association.

Schools enrolling Fenn 8th and 9th Graders 2016-2020

Acton-Boxborough High School (5) Deerfield Academy (2) O'Bryant School of Math and Science (1)
Arlington Catholic High School (2) Derryfield School (1) Pembroke Hill School (1)
Arlington High School (2) Dexter School (3) Phillips Academy, Andover (6)
Avon Old Farms School (1) Gann Academy (1) Phillips Exeter Academy (9)
Beacon Academy (1) Governor's Academy (1) Pingree School (4)
Beaver Country Day School (2) Groton School (9) Pomfret School (3)
Belmont High School (1) Hilton Head Preparatory School (1) Putney School (1) 
Belmont Hill School (7) Holderness School (3) Reading High School (1)
Berkshire School (1) Hotchkiss School (4) Rivers School (10)
Boston College High School (1) IMG Academy (1) Roxbury Latin School (1)
Boston University Academy (2) International School of Boston (1) St. Andrew's DE (1)
Bromfield School (1) Jackson Hole Community School (1) St. George's School (4)
Brooks School (8) Lawrence Academy (22) St. Mark’s School (19)
Brunswick School (1) Lexington High School (4) St. Paul's School (1)
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (9) Lincoln-Sudbury High School (12) St. Sebastian's (1)
Cambridge School of Weston (6) Lowell High School (2) Tabor Academy (2)
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School (3) Maynard High School (3) Thayer Academy (1)
Choate-Rosemary Hall (2) Middlesex School (24) Waterford School (1)
Church Farm School (1) Milton Academy (2) Wellesley High School (1)
Commonwealth School (3) Nashoba Regional High School (1) Westford Academy (1)
Concord Academy (29) Newton South High School (1) Weston High School (1)
Concord-Carlisle High School (57) Noble & Greenough School (7) Winchendon School (1)
Cushing Academy (1) Northfield Mt. Hermon School (1) Winchester High School (1)





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Fenn relies on its loyal community to sustain this wonderful place of learning for young boys. Your gift to Fenn today ensures the Fenn of tomorrow.

An Independent Day School
for Boys Grades 4-9

516 Monument Street, Concord, MA 01742

Tel: (978) 369-5800 Email:

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