Tenacre students live in a diverse and ever-changing world. For them to succeed, we must provide them with an education that appreciates, explores, and respects our differences and similarities, while identifying and rejecting stereotypes and prejudice.
Who: The Tenacre community consists of individuals from a variety of races, ethnicities, religions, family structures, and socio-economic backgrounds. We currently have 192 children from 133 families.
What: Tenacre is committed to attracting a diverse student body and staff and to providing a curriculum that teaches respect for the heritages, cultures and beliefs of all races, ethnicities and religions. Tenacre is dedicated to providing a warm and inclusive environment and community which promotes respect, tolerance and compassion for the strengths and differences of each member of the community and which encourages all Tenacre students to express and take pride in who they are.
Where: Tenacre is located in Wellesley, MA. Currently, we have students from 23 towns including: Ashland, Canton, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hyde Park, Medfield, Milton, Natick/S.Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Roslindale, Sharon, Sherborn, Sudbury, Walpole, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood.
When: Tenacre's first Diversity Statement was created in 1992. Continuing its ongoing commitment to diversity issues, Tenacre's Board of Trustees voted in the spring of 2008 to comprehensively assess all aspects of Diversity and Inclusiveness at Tenacre. In 2010 the Board approved a 3 – 5 year strategic plan complete with goals, strategies and action items.
How: With oversight from trustees and input from parents, faculty, staff, and administrators are responsible for the continuous evaluation of our curriculum, student body and faculty make-up, financial aid capacity, and parental inclusion.