As a Community we Strive to

Work Hard, Find Joy
& Be Kind

Welcome to Tenacre

Every day at Tenacre begins with a handshake as the head of school greets arriving students. This act of trust and personal attention sets the tone for all that follows. At Tenacre, we embrace the elementary years.
As a Pre-K through Grade 6 coed school, we offer a dynamic and exciting environment in which children progressively develop critical thinking skills, become confident and joyful learners, and move forward into higher education and life as caring citizens.

List of 6 items.

  • 195

    Total Students
  • 39

  • 28%

    Students of Color
  • Español

    Starts in Pre-K
  • 6

    Sports Offered
  • $1 mil

    Financial Aid

A Community Of

Critical Thinkers, Confident Learners & Caring Citizens

List of 3 news stories.

  • Fifth graders sporting new athletic uniforms

    Fifth graders received new athletic uniforms and can’t wait to wear them for their first game next week. Go Tigers!
  • Sixth graders present assembly about school theme of Pride

    Tenacre sixth graders presented an all-school assembly this morning about the 2023-2024 school theme of Pride. Sixth graders voted on the theme last spring and said they were drawn to Pride because it is connected to school pride, team pride, family pride, class pride, and personal pride. During the assembly, sixth graders said that they see school pride as a way of promoting unity. “As a Tenacre community, this year we can share pride in the work we do, how we treat others, and how we care for our school,” explained a sixth grader during the assembly. The sixth-grade class is initiating a school-wide project to foster a feeling of school pride. Each homeroom will create a green and white paper “pride chain.” Every student will receive a strip of green or white paper, write their name on one side and something they have done to feel proud on the other side. The goal is to create a paper chain with the participation of every student and staff member. The finished paper chain will be hung in the Tenacre Art Gallery for everyone to see.
  • Kindergarten Little Friends meet their fifth grade Big Friends

    Kindergarteners and fifth graders gathered last Friday as part of the Big Friend/Little Friend program, a beloved Tenacre tradition in which younger students and older students are paired up for the year. The group will meet regularly throughout the year and participate in different activities together. For their first meeting, the Big Friends/Little Friends met each other and spent time on together on the playground.

List of 3 events.

  • Sep

    Back to School Night (Gr. 3-6)

  • Sep
  • Oct

    ADHD and school-aged children: A workshop for parents

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    Babysitting and pizza provided for accompanying children.
    ADHD is among the most common neurodevelopmental conditions in children.  It has immediate effects on students and learning, but also on long-term outcomes such as health, work, and social-emotional functioning.  This presentation will provide an understanding of how common ADHD is, what causes it, how to diagnose the condition, how to treat it, and an understanding of the range of long-term outcomes.  
    The workshop will be led by Dr. David Stein, a pediatric psychologist specializing in neuropsychological testing.  Dr. Stein has many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults through his work at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in various schools, and at New England Neurodevelopment.  Dr. Stein completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University, his doctorate at William James College, and his clinical training through Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. He is well-versed and experienced in working with medical providers, independent schools, school systems, colleges, and educational institutions. This allows Dr. Stein and his team at NEN to make practical and meaningful recommendations that are understood and accepted by educational and treatment teams.

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