Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview 2020-2021

Our Admission process for enrollment at Tenacre for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in October. All applicant families are required to conduct an online interview with the Director of Enrollment before the application deadline of February 8, 2021. You may reach out to set up an individual appointment (conducted via Zoom) 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 a socially-distanced screening day on January 30, 2021 that allows for in-person assessments. Should the COVID climate not allow for in-person assessment, we will move to an online version of the assessments, grade-specific.
Decision letters will be sent to all applicant families electronically on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
Please note that our application deadline of February 8 has passed.  Late applications will be accepted, but decisions are not guaranteed by the March 10 notification date.

2020-2021 Admission Dates

Nov. 1, 2020: Open House 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 19, 2020: Curriculum Night 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 6, 2021: Admission Day Grades 1-6
Feb. 8, 2021: Application and Financial Aid Deadline
March 10, 2021: Decision Letters and Financial Aid Awards emailed
April 10, 2021: Contracts due for newly admitted families

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