Admissions Overview 2022-2023

The Tenacre Admission process for enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year will begin in October 2022. All applicant families are required to conduct an interview (via Zoom or in person) with the Director of Enrollment before the application deadline of February 8, 2023. You may reach out to set up an individual interview by calling Elizabeth O'Connell at 781-591-7408 or emailing her at eoconnell@tenacrecds.org.

Our online application can be accessed here.

For students applying for grades PK and Kindergarten this year, 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 and emailed out in December.  In addition to the BAVE assessment, we will be holding group visits for our PK and K applicants. Information regarding the dates and sign up will be sent out once the application process is underway. 

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 two days/week for PK applicants and three days/week for Kindergarten. *Understanding that COVID may impact early childhood program availability.* Children applying to both PK and K must be toilet trained.
 
For students applying to Grades 1–6, we plan to host an in-person screening day on February 4, 2023, that allows for in-person assessments. If we are not able to hold this event in person due to the COVID Pandemic, this event will be held virtually.  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 Friday, March 10, 2023.

Admissions Events

List of 3 events.

  • Dec
    8

    Fireside Chat with the Head of School

    Join us for an in-person (Zoom option available), small group fireside chat with Head of School Will Crissman and Assistant Head of School Lou Anne Collins. You will have the chance to hear about how Tenacre distinguishes itself among schools in our area, what excites us about Tenacre, and ask questions about Tenacre. Register for in-person or Zoom.
  • Dec
    13

    Fireside Chat with the Head of School

    Join us for an in-person (Zoom option available), small group fireside chat with Head of School Will Crissman and Assistant Head of School Lou Anne Collins. You will have the chance to hear about how Tenacre distinguishes itself among schools in our area, what excites us about Tenacre, and ask questions about Tenacre. Register for in-person or Zoom.
  • Jan
    10

    Fireside Chat with the Head of School

    Join us for an in-person (Zoom option available), small group fireside chat with Head of School Will Crissman and Assistant Head of School Lou Anne Collins. You will have the chance to hear about how Tenacre distinguishes itself among schools in our area, what excites us about Tenacre, and ask questions about Tenacre.