When Tenacre initiated its Strategic Plan 2022-2027, two questions emerged as a guides for the process: What must change at Tenacre? and What must never change at Tenacre?

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  • What must never change at Tenacre?

    What must never change at Tenacre?
    A school rich in tradition and culture, Tenacre’s current success grows from the strong roots of our history. At the onset of our strategic planning work we affirmed four principles as critical components to preserve for Tenacre’s future.
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  • Hallmarks of a Tenacre Education

    Hallmarks of a Tenacre Education
    Alongside preserving our mission, values and structure, there are core elements of the Tenacre experience we want to preserve for our students.
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  • What must change at Tenacre?

    What must change at Tenacre?
    From solid roots, Tenacre will continue to grow, expanding our programs and curriculum to fit the needs of our students today and into the future. Strategic planning committees identified critical opportunities for growth in our curriculum.
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Recent Events

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  • MakeCreateLearn event held in April

    A small group of Tenacre parents gathered on April 24 for a hands-on design class with Dave Hamilton, Tenacre’s Director of Design Technology, and Lauren Howard, an Instructional Technology Specialist at Tenacre.
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Photos from Recent Events

Strategic Plan Timeline

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  • Planning for the Future

    For the past two years, Tenacre has been deeply involved in a strategic planning process, positioning the school to take a major step forward in realizing the vision set forth in our Strategic Plan. Curriculum, program, and individual student development are at the heart of our plans. Investment in our campus will help us advance a series of exciting new initiatives that we think are vital to honoring Tenacre’s enduring mission to nurture and challenge each student, every day. The goal of the Strategic Plan is to advance Tenacre in three core areas: our program, place and spaces, and people.

    This is an exciting moment for Tenacre as we prepare the east side of campus for three facility enhancements. Olsen+Lewis Architects designed our new spaces and Erland Construction is the general contractor overseeing our projects. We expect the work to be done in three phases.
  • Phase I: March–April 2024

    Relocating Appledore is the first step of the construction projects. It will take 4–6 weeks to move Appledore forward approximately 175 feet closer to Benvenue Street. Renovation of Appledore to become home to Admissions, Development and Communications offices will begin after it is settled in its new location. 
  • Phase II: April 2024–March 2025

    Once Appledore is relocated, we will begin construction of a new 9,000-square foot building that will become home to technology, art, and design classes. The new building will include a  maker-space and a technology classroom; three spaces for art instruction; a woodshop; and a flexible space to accommodate multiple uses. The building will be constructed on three levels. 
  • Phase III: Coming soon!

    The third phase of construction will be to renovate and transform the first floor of Leesway, part of the main academic building, into a core learning hub for students. Work on Leesway will begin after Appledore renovations are completed and the relevant administrative departments have moved. 

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Contact Us

We welcome your questions and feedback. Please reach out to strategicplanning@tenacrecds.org.

Fundraising Efforts

For questions about fundraising efforts for the Strategic Plan, contact Director of Development Sam Greenfield at sgreenfield@tenacrecds.org or 781-591-7406.