At Tenacre, academic rigor and small class size allow children to thrive. Tenacre’s team teaching approach ensures that each class has two, full-time, highly qualified co-teachers. Most classwork is done in groups of 12 students or fewer, with math and reading groups as small as six students in Grades 1 and 2. This allows Tenacre to challenge its students at a level appropriate to each and every student.
In addition, Tenacre embraces Special Subjects* and integrates them throughout the curriculum, from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Students spend a significant amount of time each week in Specials. Each Special Subject teacher is trained in their discipline and only teaches that subject.
Tenacre’s small size allows students to work closely with teachers on both academic and social issues. Each child and family is individually known, because of Tenacre’s small and welcoming community. Sixth graders are groomed to be school leaders, developing skills and confidence every year. When they leave Tenacre, they are prepared to jump into life at middle school.
*Special Subjects include science, Spanish, technology, music, art, library, and physical education.