Tenacare Country Day School


Tuition & Financial Aid

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Financial Aid at Tenacre
If you are just beginning the process of finding an independent school for your child, you are probably attracted to the quality education, small class size, and attention to the needs of each child that schools such as Tenacre provide. At the same time, you may be concerned about meeting the high costs of an independent school education.

Tenacre believes that talented, motivated students should not be denied the chance to attend Tenacre School solely for financial reasons. The vitality of our community is enhanced by the socio-economic breadth of our student body.

Applying for Financial Aid
A recent survey of public school parents revealed that 57% would enroll their child in an independent school if they believed they could afford to do so.  However, most of these families never investigate the opportunity made available through a school’s financial aid fund. Awards are made not only to families whose ability to pay is limited, but also to those of more substantial means who may need only a small subsidy to meet tuition charges.  19% of Tenacre students receive some financial assistance.

Applying for Financial Aid does not affect your child’s chances of admission. The processes are simultaneous, but separate.
1) The first step is to learn as much as possible about the process by going to www.nais.org/financialaid/sss. SSS is a good source of information. We strongly suggest you read the SSS Family Guide to Financial Aid to help you understand and navigate the process. There is a link on the right-hand side of page which will take you there as well.

2) Starting on November 1, 2013 you may go to http://sss.nais.org/parents/ to begin the process of completeing your Parents Financial Statement (PFS).  Click the link at right entitled "2014-15 PFS Workbook" to get started. 

3) We know this process can seem daunting at first, but we'd like to support you throughout the process.  If you have questions about the process itself, or the amount of your grant, please don't hesitate to call or email Sam Reece at 781-431-8575 x203.  We can help.
All financial aid information submitted to Tenacre is strictly confidential

Financial Aid for Afternoon Programs
MidDay Program
The purpose of our MidDay Program is to provide child care and enrichment activities for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students following their regular morning program, until 3:25 pm. Pre-Kindergarten children may sign up Monday through Thursday, Kindergarten children may sign up for Monday and Wednesday in the first semester, and for Monday only in the second as Wednesday becomes a full day at that time.
For families receiving assistance with their tuition, the MidDay program grant will be proportional to the financial aid grant. The payment plan will be the same as that chosen for the school tuition, either 8 monthly payments or 2 payments, with the deposit applied to the final bill.

After-School Program

We make a sincere effort to keep this the After-School program affordable for all in our community. The cost depends upon which day(s), how many days per week, and how long each day your child stays.

Rates vary from $9 - 11 per hour depending on attendance. Siblings pay 50% of that rate when they attend at the same time.

Financial aid is available. Please call the Office for more information.
Important Dates
November 1, 2013
The SSS website, at sss.nais.org/go/parents, is open and ready to accept your application.

February 7, 2014
PFS and all tax documents for 2013-14 must be submitted it to SSS.
  • 1040 form with all filed schedules and attachments
  • W2 and 1099 form, as applicable
  • SSS Business & Farm Statement, if applicable
Submit copies of documents to Sam Reece, Tenacre Country Day School, 78 Benvenue Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.
March 10, 2014
Admission decision letters and financial aid grant decisions mailed.
Meet the Admissions Office
Sam Reece
Director of Enrollment Management
781-235-2282 x203

Robin Khadduri
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
781-235-2282 x204