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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  • 200

    Total Students
  • 39

  • 27%

    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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  • Girls Can affinity group members create inner positivity

    Tenacre’s Girls Can affinity group met this morning and made cans to affirm who they are and what they can do. This girls' activity was designed to amplify positive inner dialogue. In previous years, as a part of Tenacre’s Social Thinking curriculum, the students learned about "Inner Coach vs. Inner Critic." To amplify the positive messages of an inner coach, the girls designed a can label full of "I can" and "I am" statements to display when they face challenges and to give them the confidence to achieve goals. Each girl will take home the project and display it in a special place in their home.
    Tenacre’s Girls Can affinity group was created and named by students. The purpose of this group, which is open to girls in grades 5 and 6, is to create a respectful and fun environment in which girls discuss important issues, work together on projects, empower themselves and each other, and build their self-confidence. The group also helps participants be more supportive of each other to help navigate some of the difficult social dynamics that can be common at this age. 
  • First graders love seeing production of "Mr. Popper's Penguins"

    First graders saw the Wheelock Family Theatre production of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” earlier this week and loved it. Since class plays and public speaking are an integral part of Tenacre’s curriculum for all grades, this was a great opportunity for first graders to watch a professional theatre production.
  • Fourth graders explore Harvard Natural History Museum

    Fourth graders visited the Harvard Natural History Museum yesterday, attending a workshop about skeletons and exploring the different museum exhibits. While exploring, they were tasked with being “animal detectives” by identifying different animals based on small clues that they were provided with. They used their science journals to record observations and drawings that inspired them.

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