The Fessy Den Blog

3 Things the Most Selective Boarding Schools Look for in Applicants


From the perspective of families and students, the process of applying to some of the nation’s top boarding and day schools can be inscrutable, and at times the decisions rendered can feel arbitrary. With schools continuing to champion record breaking numbers of applicant pools and increasingly shrinking percentages of acceptances offered, families struggle to unpack...
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The 3 Best New Books for 5-Year-Old Boys in 2016

5-year old boys reading books - Fessenden School, MA

Have you exhausted your options at your public library? Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices in the children’s section of your local bookstore? Are you looking for the next download for your son’s Kindle? Thousands of children’s books are published every year, and as a parent, your job is to sift through...
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