Welcome to Our School

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our school! Tenacre is a coeducational elementary school, enrolling 194 children in the metro-west suburbs outside of Boston. We are situated on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Wellesley, near Wellesley College and adjacent to the Dana Hall School. Tenacre provides an academically challenging environment for students, one that nurtures their intellectual curiosity, stimulates personal growth, and fosters critical thinking. We encourage the physical, moral, and social growth of our children, and strive to prepare them for life in the culturally, racially, and economically complex world that awaits them. As you begin to explore our website, I hope you will begin to see what makes Tenacre such a special place.

On this web site, you will find information about our curriculumcalendar, our faculty, and all the many exciting activities that take place every day at Tenacre. But the best way to learn about a school is to engage with us. In light of the recent health crisis, we are not able to welcome you into our school as much as we typically would. We are creating new ways of engaging with you and allowing you to access our faculty and administrators to learn more about our incredible program.  A good partnership between home and school begins when you understand our approach to education, and we recognize your expectations for your child’s education.

Our whole Admission process is designed to help you get to know our school better and to decide if Tenacre is the right fit for your family. We pride ourselves on engaging families in a process that is welcoming, warm, and personal.  Like all schools, we are challenged by COVID and inevitably, it has changed our process for the coming year.  We will continue to work hard to connect you with our community as you explore our school for your family. We will begin the Admission process for application to Tenacre for the 2021-22 school year in early October. We will begin the Admission process in early October. 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

I look forward to welcoming your family to Tenacre!

Meg Burke
Director of Enrollment
All Admission and Financial Aid decisions are made without regard to race, religion, disability, family structure, national or ethnic origin.
Tenacre is fully enrolled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Families interested in applying for the 2021-2022 school year should fill out an inquiry form, which will notify us of your interest so that we may keep you up to date on the next steps in our process.

Meet the Office

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  • Photo of Meg Burke

    Meg Burke 

    Director of Enrollment
  • Photo of Elizabeth O'Connell

    Elizabeth O'Connell  

    Assistant Director of Enrollment
Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.