Indicate interest in our school by submitting arequest for information with us through our website. This will automatically create a record for your family within our database. Through this record, we will notify you of deadlines for application requirements and share with you any events (likely virtual) that we will be holding to help you learn more about our incredible school community.
Engage in a parent interview via Zoom with our Director of Enrollment, Meg Burke, which can be scheduled by emailing Elizabeth O’Connell, Assistant Director of Enrollment. Pre-Kindergarten applicants must be age 4, and Kindergarten applicants must be age 5 at the start of the school year to which they apply.
Admission appointments for parents applying to all grades are scheduled for 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday and for 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday, beginning in early October through late January. You should expect the interview to last about one hour. To schedule your Interview (via Zoom), please call or email Elizabeth O’Connell at email@example.com or calling 781-591-7408
Complete Part 1ouronline applicationprior to your parent interview. You need not complete the entire application at once. Part I of the application must be completed by your parent interview.Part II of the application must be completed by February 8, 2022.The $60 non-refundable application fee is also due by February 8, 2022.
For all Applicants, the AISNE recommendation form is due by February 8, 2022. For Grade 6 applicants, the Tenacre Teacher Checklist form is due by February 8, 2022. When you are logged into your online application account, please follow instructions to have the AISNE Form or 6th Grade Tenacre Checklist form sent directly to your child(ren) teacher. It is recommended that you initiate sending the form by December to give your child(ren) teacher enough time to complete the form by the due date of February 8, 2022.
Submit the most recent school transcript you have for your child by sending it directly to Elizabeth O’Connell firstname.lastname@example.org February 8, 2022.
Applications received after February 8, 2022 will be considered as space allows. Please call the Admissions Office to discuss this process.
Information for Applicants to Pre-K and Kindergarten:
Complete our online evaluation, which will be discussed during the parent interview.
Pre-Kindergarten applicants must have reached the age of 4, and Kindergarten applicants must be 5 by September 1st of the school year in which they will enroll. A child applying for either PK or K must have had a prior formal school experience which is the equivalent of at least 2 days/week for PK applicants, and 3 days/week for Kindergarten. *Understanding that COVID may impact early childhood program availability. * Children applying to both PK and K must be toilet trained.
Information for Applicants in Grades 1-6:
Students applying to Grades 1-6 attend a visit day in the winter of 2022 for a group screening morning. The morning will include assessment in reading, writing and mathematics, as well as classroom activities with homeroom teachers, a special subject class such as science or technology and games in the gym with our P.E. staff.
We hope to be able to hold our Admission Saturday for students applying to Grades 1-6 currently scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2022 in person. If we are not able to hold an in-person event this event will be held virtually and details will be shared in the middle of January.
Tenacre is committed to assisting families of qualified applicants to achieve their goal of an independent school education for their child, whatever their financial situation.
You may begin to fill out your Financial Aid application (PFS) online, beginning in early October. You only need to fill out one PFS, which will cover all the schools you may be applying to. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
Financial Aid applications and all required documents (copies of W-2 forms and completed 1040 tax forms) are due at both Tenacre and SSS by February 8, 2022.