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.

Fenn students wearing suits

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 2017-2021

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Dexter School Phillips Academy, Andover
Arlington Catholic High School Geneva English School Phillips Exeter Academy
Arlington High School Governor's Academy Pingree School
Beacon Academy Groton School Pomfret School
Beaver Country Day School Holderness School Proctor Academy
Belmont Hill School Hotchkiss School Putney School
Boston College High School International School of Boston Rivers School
Boston University Academy Jackson Hole Community School (WY) Roxbury Latin School
Bromfield School Kimball Union Academy Shattuck St. Mary's
Brooks School Lawrence Academy St. Andrew's School (DE)
Brunswick School Lexington High School St. George's School
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School St. Mark’s School
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Loomis-Chaffee School St. Paul's School
Cambridge School of Weston Maynard High School St. Sebastian's School
Carroll School Middlesex School Tabor Academy
Catholic Memorial High School Milton Academy Thayer Academy
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School Mt. St. Charles Academy Waterford School (UT)
Choate-Rosemary Hall School Nashoba Regional High School Wellesley High School
Commonwealth School New England Innovation Academy Weston High School
Concord Academy Newton South High School Westford Academy
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School
Noble and Greenough School
Williston Northampton
Deerfield Academy Northfield Mt. Hermon School Winchendon School
  Pembroke Hill School (MO) Winchester High School





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An Independent Day School
for Boys Grades 4-9

516 Monument Street, Concord, MA 01742

Tel: (978) 369-5800 Email:

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