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