The Fessy Den Blog

Fessenden Welcomes New Faculty and Administrative Staff

Fessenden's New Faculty - Fall 2024

This year, Fessenden welcomes new faculty and administrative staff members. Learn more about them below. Luke Alpert joins Fessenden’s Upper School as a history teacher and brings with him many years of experience working with children in both school and camp settings. Luke earned his bachelor’s degree in Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. He...
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Fessenden’s Kindergarten Helps Get Out the Vote!

Caught up in the excitement of Super Tuesday, Fessenden’s Kindergarten discussed the importance of voting and created this terrific “Go Vote!” video. We hope it inspires or at least amuses.   And, if you are you looking for motivation from a slightly older, and perhaps more well known, group of voting enthusiasts, we offer 32...
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A Day in the Life of a Fessenden Fourth Grader

At Fessenden, fourth grade is a unique and formative year. Students create strong, meaningful connections with their peers, and they take on increased responsibility for their own individual learning. From their first day in September, they are informed of their role as leaders of the Lower School. As leaders of the Lower School, these boys...
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Getting to Know Fessenden’s Head of School Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong began his tenure as Fessenden’s Head of School on July 1, 2018. Towards the end of his first year, Steve answered questions about himself and his time so far at Fessenden. We hope you enjoy this up-close and personal interview with Steve. Tell me about your childhood. I grew up in Ithaca, New...
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Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, from the entire Fessenden community. Let us know what you are thankful for this year in the comment section below.
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‘Tis the Season for Gratitude and Giving Back

The annual Lower School Food Drive is a Fessenden tradition that not only provides food for neighbors in need, but also teaches Pre-K – Grade 4  boys about the importance of helping others, and inspires all of the adults who help with the project. We thought it the perfect story to share the week before...
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