Tenacre is a diverse and inclusive school that serves a wide range of students. Because our 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 differences and similarities. We must also help them to develop the critical thinking skills that allow for identifying and rejecting stereotypes and prejudice. To achieve these goals, we seek to:
- Provide a diverse overall experience for our students by creating a welcoming and safe elementary school environment. Tenacre embraces students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of identities, backgrounds, and experiences that are reflective of the broader world.
- Engage in equitable practices by providing each member of our community with what they need. At Tenacre, equity is manifest in the importance of empathy, kindness, understanding, and differentiated practice.
- Demonstrate our commitment to inclusion by valuing and supporting every community member and all that they bring as their true and authentic selves.
With oversight from The Board of Trustees and input from various other constituencies, Tenacre affirms its dedication to DEI work in part by annually evaluating the policies and practices that govern the school, including the curriculum, admissions process and hiring work.