Apply: Grades 5-9

Please submit all application materials by January 15 in order to guarantee a decision by March 10. If, after January 15, you are still interested in applying to Fenn, we welcome your application for any remaining spaces, and will work to reach a decision as quickly as possible.


Tours last approximately one hour and allow for you and your son to see Fenn on a typical school day.

Interviews for students generally occur following tours, and last approximately 20 minutes. The interviews, which consists of general conversation and a brief writing sample, is simply an opportunity for us to get to know your son further.

Tours are offered on weekday mornings by appointment only. To schedule your tour and interview, please email or call us at 978-318-3606.


  • If this is your first time contacting Fenn, please fill out an online inquiry form, after which we will send you credentials to our online admissions portal.
  • If you already have a username and password, you can access the admissions portal by choosing How to Apply > Online Application Portal from the menu above.


Fenn requests that all applicants for grades 5-9 submit:

  • An Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) Math Teach Evaluation form.

  • An Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) English Teach Evaluation form.

  • An Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) School Administrator Evaluation form.

  • A transcript with three previous years' of teacher comments from your son's current (and/or previous) school(s).

Both the teacher evaluation form as well as the transcript request form are available in the online admissions portal.


All students applying to Fenn should register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Learn more about what to expect on the ISEE.

The ISEE is an admission test that has multiple levels:

  • Lower Level - Candidates for admission to grades 5 and 6
  • Middle Level - Candidates for admission to grades 7 and 8

To schedule your son’s ISEE, please email to receive an invitation code to Fenn's on-campus test dates. Note that there is a $125 registration fee for the ISEE exam. Please contact Tory Hayes to request a waiver if this fee would in any way discourage your family's application to Fenn.

While the ISEE is preferred, Fenn will accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) for students applying to grades 6 and above. Fenn’s code is 3136 and more information about can be found at

Additionally, if your son has taken a WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) or other educational or neuropsychological testing, it's helpful to submit this information with other application materials as these tests provide a wealth of valuable information about your child’s learning style.


We would like to get to know your son as well as possible! Please ask a coach, music instructor, or other trusted adult in your son’s life to write a brief personal recommendation.

Personal recommendations can be mailed or emailed directly to the Admissions Office.


Over 20% of Fenn families participate in our Financial Aid program, and every year we issue need-based awards that cover between 3%-100% of the cost of tuition.

We would welcome the opportunity to have a conversation about how to make Fenn an affordable option for your family. Read more about our Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid program here.