Admissions

Admissions Timeline

Admissions Timeline 2018-2019

September 2019 - January 2020
  • Submit an online inquiry form
  • Schedule appointment for an interview
  • Please complete Part I of the online application prior to your parent interview and tour

October 15, 2019 - January 28, 2020
  • Tuesday Drop-In Tours start 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.: weekly, informal opportunities to visit Tenacre and tour the school with a current parent ambassador; no RSVP necessary. Tours not given on December 17, 24 & 31. The last drop-in tour is on January 28.
October 16, 2019
  • Tours begin -  days and times available are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. 

October 2019 - February 2020
  • Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicant individual session with our Learning Consultant (Tuesday and Thursday mornings)
  • Call the Admission Office to schedule your child's individual and group visit

November 3, 2019
  • Open House, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  This is an opportunity to tour our campus with a current student, meet parents and talk with teachers to learn more about how Tenacre nurtures and challenges each student, every day

November 21, 2019

  • Curriculum Night, 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. Themes for this evening to be announced.

January 7 and 8, 2020
  • Small playgroup visit on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon in January (7th and 8th; 12:45-1:45 pm for Pre-Kindergarten applicants; 2-3 pm for Kindergarten applicants)

February 1, 2020 (snow date February 8)
  • Admission Testing Day for Grades 1 - 6 applicants: 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon: includes testing in reading, writing, and mathematics, classrooms activities with homeroom teachers, a special subject class such as Science or Technology, and games in the gym with our P.E. staff.

February 5, 2020
  • Small playgroup visits on Wednesday afternoon: 12:45-1:45 PM for Pre-Kindergarten applicants and 2-3 PM for Kindergarten applicants.

February 7, 2020
  • Financial Aid application deadline
  • Online Application (Part I, Part II and application fee) due and submitted online
  • Admission File Complete: Deadline for AISNE independent school evaluation form or Tenacre 6th-grade evaluation form, student testing, Progress Report, parent interview 

March 10, 2020
  • Admission decisions are emailed and sent electronically. Financial aid grant decision letters are mailed.

April 2, 2020
  • Reception and school re-visit for newly accepted families

April 10, 2020
  • Deadline for decisions, enrollment contracts and deposits

Admission Fairs

Tenacre will be represented at the following admissions fairs. 

October 6, 12-4:00pm - Needham Harvest Fair, Needam Town Common

October 6, 1:00-3:30pm - AISNE Expo for Families of Color Exploring Independent SchoolsBoston University, Boston, MA







Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.