About Tenacre

Career Opportunities

Tenacre is a small school with 197 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade and a staff of 62. There are two teachers in every homeroom, plus special subject teachers for art, computer, library, music, P.E., science, and Spanish. Tenacre also has resource teachers for reading and math, a learning consultant and a technology coordinator. We have our own custodial/maintenance staff and also have our own food service staff. Supporting the operation of the school are the academic, admission, business and development offices.

Work Environment

Tenacre has a warm, friendly work environment. All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, from community service projects with students to talking with the students about a hobby or trip during an assembly, or even attending "tadpole graduation" with the Third Grade in the Spring! Everyone on the staff works to enhance the learning experience of the children from direct teaching, to maintaining the facilities, to providing a nutritious lunch each day. All staff are considered valuable members of the Tenacre community.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. As an inclusive community, we welcome candidates who will increase the diversity of our school.


The following are some of the benefits offered by Tenacre:
  • Health insurance - Blue Cross-Blue Shield
  • Dental - Delta Dental
  • Pension - John Hancock with a match of 7 - 10% based on years of service
  • Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 125 Flex Plan, Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses, and Professional Development opportunities and graduate work assistance.
  • Tuition Remission - automatic coverage of 50% of the annual Tenacre tuition for each child attending.  Plus, staff are eligible to apply for an additional award as determined by the annual SSS form.
Current employees may click on the following link to learn more about Tenacre's benefits program: Tenacre Benefits Website, Prospective employees, please contact the Business Office at 781-431-8575, x208 for a temporary password to access the Tenacre Benefits Website.

Current Openings

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  • Parental Leave Coverage - Grade 4 Co-Teaching Homeroom Position, November 27, 2017 – April 2, 2018

    Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills required for team teaching, colleague communication and parent contact. Teachers should be prepared to share instruction in the following subjects: a literature based reading program, a Singapore Math program, a creative and expository writing program and a social studies program. Specials outside of the homeroom include: P.E., library, Spanish, art, music, technology and science.

    • 2 years of fairly recent classroom teaching experience in Grs. 3, 4, or 5
    • Master's Degree preferred
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of curriculum development and differentiated learning
    • Ability to use technology in the classroom

    Benefits: 1 sick day for every 20 days of work. Personal Days are available under extenuating circumstances with direct permission of the Head of School.

    • Provide general classroom instruction in language arts, math and social studies
    • Keep detailed records about student progress
    • Write portions of student progress reports
    • Share in the correcting of assignments
    • Complete rotating assigned duties
    • Attend Staff Meetings and any grade-related meetings within the school day

    Please contact or email your materials to:

    Ann Sullivan
    Professional Development and Mentor Coordinator
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 781-235-2282 X250
    Tenacre welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and encourages candidates of color to apply.
  • Substitute Teachers (Grades PK-6)

    Tenacre is seeking qualified substitute teachers Grades PK-6 for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants must be college graduates and have experience in a classroom setting. Please send resume and three references to:

    Susan Doering
    Substitute Coordinator
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.