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.

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  • 195

    Total Students
  • 39

    Teachers
  • 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

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  • Fourth graders learn about Fibonacci sequence

    Fourth graders learned about the Fibonacci sequence today in an integrated math and library class. The Fibonacci sequence, invented by Leonardo Bonacci, is one of the most famous formulas in mathematics. Each number in the sequence is the sum of the two numbers that precede it. The sequence goes: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and so on. The sequence is used in computing, stock trading, and architecture and design. Tomorrow, November 23, is Fibonacci Day since the number sequence of the date is 1123 (the first four numbers of the sequence). Fourth graders learned about the sequence and then listened to a read-aloud about Leonardo Fibonacci.
  • Second graders "save the turkey"!

    Second graders worked on their 2-digit math skills this morning by participating in the interactive (and timely!) Save the Turkey game. Students worked in teams to unlock clues (math problems) that allowed them to progress through the game. The goal is to solve all of the math problems until you get to the final clue that will save the turkey from being Thanksgiving dinner!
  • Fifth graders create wind turbines

    In science class, fifth graders are enthusiastically engaged in a new STEM project that is part of their unit on electricity and alternate energy forms. As part of the unit, they read the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, about a boy who solved his problems by building a wind turbine to bring water to his family's drought-ridden farm. After researching different types of wind turbines over time and how they work, students were presented with a design challenge to engineer their own wind turbine. They were given design constraints, such as materials, size, and function (blades needed to rotate, and the turbine couldn't tip over). Working in pairs, students could choose between 3 and 5 blades and had creative freedom to design it how they wanted. After completing the design challenge, the next challenge was to figure out how to motorize their wind turbine.  Students received two batteries and a small motor and figured out how to power the turbine through trial and error.

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