The Fessenden School
Private boarding/day school
West Newton, Massachusetts
David B. Stettler
The Fessenden School
Fessenden School is an independent day (Pre-K - Grade 9) and boarding school (Grades 5 - 9) for boys, founded in 1903 by Frederick J. Fessenden, and located at 250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States, on a 41-acre (0.17 km 2) campus.
Prominent Fessenden alumni [ edit ]
Prominent alumni include:
Lex Barker – American actor best known for playing Tarzan in . Tarzan of the Apes
Hugh DeHaven - American professor at Cornell University and considered the "Father of Crash Survivability".
James Franciscus – American actor who appeared in movies and television programs in the 1960s and 1970s.
Edward Hallowell – Physician and international authority on attention deficit disorder.
Howard R. Hughes – American aviator, industrialist and film producer/director. He attended the school in 1921.
Porter Goss – Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2004 to 2006, United States Representative from Florida from 1989 to 2004.
Patrick J. Kennedy – former United States Representative from Rhode Island.
Edward M. Kennedy – United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1962 to 2009.
John Kerry – Current Secretary of State of the United States. Former United States Senator from Massachusetts and Democratic candidate for President of United States in 2004.
Christopher Lloyd – Three-time Emmy Award-winning actor. Best known for the trilogy. Back to the Future
Douglas Moore - Pulitzer Prize winner, Columbia music professor, and legendary figure in American Opera for works including The Ballad of Baby Doe, The Devil and Daniel Webster, and Giants of the Earth. Moore also wrote the school song "Song of Fessenden."
Matt Nathanson, Singer-songwriter
William Scranton – Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963–1967 and United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1976 to 1977.
Gerardo Torrado – Mexican soccer player currently playing for Cruz Azul in the Primera División de México.
Sheanon Williams - Member of the U20 U.S. national soccer team. Current member of MLS, Philadelphia Union
Alex Oriakhi - Currently member of Erie BayHawks basketball team in the NBA Development League, former member of UConn Huskies, 2010-11 national champion and of the Missouri Tigers basketball team. He was drafted 57th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2013 NBA Draft
Charles Nesson - the William F. Weld Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
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Coordinates: 42°21′28.61″N 71°13′22.54″W / 42.3579472°N 71.2229278°W