Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview 2021-2022

Our Admission process for enrollment at Tenacre for the 2022-2023 school year will begin in October 2021. All applicant families are required to conduct an online interview with the Director of Enrollment before the application deadline of February 8, 2022. You may reach out to set up an individual interview by calling Elizabeth O'Connell at 781-591-7408 or emailing her at
Our application can be accessed here
For students applying for grades PK and Kindergarten this year, in light of the current pandemic, we will be using the BAVE (Boston Area Virtual Evaluation). Through the Association of Independent Schools Admissions Professionals (AISAP), several area independent elementary schools worked in concert to design a remote assessment test that will be utilized among many peer schools for PK and K assessments.  This will be provided to you electronically by our office during the application process.  
For students applying to Grades 1–6, we hope to be able to host an in-person screening day on February 5, 2022, that allows for in-person assessments. Our hope is that we will be able to hold this event in-person, however, the COVID climate may dictate a need for this to be held via zoom.  Whether or not it is live or online, the date and time will remain the same.
Decision letters will be sent to all applicant families electronically on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

2021-2022 Admission Dates

Nov. 7, 2021: Open House 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 18, 2021: Curriculum Night 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 5, 2022: Admission Day Grades 1-6
Feb. 8, 2022: Application and Financial Aid Deadline
March 10, 2022: Decision Letters and Financial Aid Awards emailed after 10:00 a.m.
April 8, 2022: Contracts due for newly admitted families

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