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 2014-2018

Acton-Boxborough High School (6)Cushing Academy (1)Noble & Greenough School (6)
Arlington Catholic High School (2)Deerfield Academy (1)Northfield-Mt. Hermon School (1)
Arlington High School (2)Derryfield School (1)O'Bryant School of Math and Science (1)
Avon Old Farms School (1)Dexter School (3)Pembroke Hill School (1)
Beaver Country Day School (2)Gann Academy (1)Phillips Academy, Andover (8)
Belmont High School (1)Governor's Academy (3)Phillips Exeter Academy (6)
Belmont Hill School (7)Groton School (17)Pingree School (1)
Berkshire School (1)Hilton Head Preparatory School (1)Pomfret School (2)
Boston College High School (2)Holderness School (6)Putney School (1) 
Boston University Academy (3)Hotchkiss School (5)Reading High School (1)
Bromfield School (1)IMG Academy (1)Rivers School (10)
Brooks School (5)Jackson Hole Community School (1)Roxbury Latin School (2)
Brunswick School (1)Kimball Union Academy (1)St. Andrew's DE (1)
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (7)Lawrence Academy (22)St. George's School (1)
Cambridge School of Weston (7)Lexington High School (8)St. Margaret's Episcopal School (1)
Cardinal Gibbons High School (1)Lincoln-Sudbury High School (6)St. Mark’s School (22)
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School (3)Lowell High School (2)St. Paul's School (1)
Choate-Rosemary Hall (2)Maynard High School (4)Tabor Academy (2)
Church Farm School (1)Middlesex School (28)Thayer Academy (1)
Commonwealth School (6)Milton Academy (4)Williston Northampton School (1)
Concord Academy (35)Nashoba Regional High School (3)Xaverian Brothers High School (1)
Concord-Carlisle High School (42)Newton South High School (1) 


Ready to get in touch with us? We'd love to talk with you and set up a time for you to come see for yourself what a Fenn education can do for your son.


Time to hit the send button? We are here to help you with the application process for your son. Please submit your application by January 31st, and we will be in touch with more information. 


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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