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The T.E.C. Elementary School, Think. Explore. Create.  is a private school with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in a Montessori environment.
We believe that children learn best when they are engaged in hands-on, real-life projects. Learning at T.E.C. is anchored by three key principles: Think, Explore, Create.
Our environment hums with purposeful conversations among students engaged in hands-on Montessori activities.
Teachers inspire students to think big and challenge them to achieve academic excellence.
Through our transformative learning experience students atT.E.C. develop a moral compass, which serves as a lifelong guide helping them to become contributing members of the world.
We invite you to explore The T.E.C. difference in your child education here.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 52 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,500
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create. ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
2016
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
52 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create. Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We offer payment options to work with your family\'s needs.
Summer Program Cost
$375
Summer Program Cost Notes
Sibling discount offered.
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rupali Sharma
Admissions Associate
Carol Kronolpolus

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Destination Imagination, LEGO Robotics Club, Offer a variety of STEAM programs for After School Enrichment, Tutoring

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Piano Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer

School Notes

  • The mission of The T.E.C. Schools are to cultivate children's natural curiosity and educate them to reach their highest potential and become accomplished, moral, and intrinsically satisfied individuals. Using the scientific tools of education in a Montessori environment, students meet their intellectual, social, and emotional needs by engaging in hands-on, real-life experiences to prepare for life.
  • The interdisciplinary curriculum at The T.E.C. Elementary school is carefully planned to develop the academic, social, and emotional skills of students in grades K-8. Language and math topics are taught at each student's individual level with Montessori materials, while science, history, geography, and practical life skills are introduced as big concepts. Students are then free to choose the follow-up activities at their level in each of these subjects. Technology, art, music, and fitness integrate history, geography, math, and language skills. Students not only study the fundamentals of each of these disciplines but also participate in long-term projects to gain proficiency in each area.
  • At The T.E.C. Schools we believe that true education lies not only in imparting academic skills but also in developing a sense of purpose in life. Our code of conduct is defined by the values we embody. At the T.E.C. Schools, faculty, and staff members, students, and parents live by six core values that define how we work and treat ourselves and others.
  • Be respectful.
  • Seek truth.
  • Strive for excellence.
  • Achieve balance.
  • Live with dignity and integrity.
  • Be joyful.
  • Learn more about The T.E.C. Difference here.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create. cost?
The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create.'s tuition is approximately $14,500 for private students and $375 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create.?
The acceptance rate of The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create. is 100%, which is higher than the national average of 71%.
Does The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create. offer a summer program?
Yes, The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create. offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create.'s ranking?
The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create. ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create.?
The application deadline for The T.E.C. Schools. Think. Explore. Create. is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Both my children are demonstrating great growth and learning at the TEC. The teachers are able to guide them kindly and insightfully through new skills and abilities, the school is welcoming and comfortable, kindness and friendships are fostered and cooperation is encouraged. Children have outdoor recess in the park most days and are able to learn from nature. Lessons in the nearby museum, concert halls, and nature labs are all awesome opportunities for growth and appreciation of the larger world.
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5  
My daughter started Kindergarten at the TEC school last year and all I can only say is that I feel incredibly lucky that I was able to enroll her at this fine school. Due to the pandemic, she had been somewhat isolated before starting at TEC and the teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to help her adjust to full-time schooling. They continue to accommodate her individual needs with infinite patience and understanding. Only a few weeks into the term, my daughter started showing positive changes in her attitude towards learning because her teachers are able to make it fun and interesting and inspire her to strive to do better without undue pressure. I cannot thank the staff at TEC enough for providing such a loving and nurturing learning environment for my child.
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5  
Our children love TEC. The teachers and staff are amazing and support each individual child's learning. Our children have learned responsibility, motivation, and pride in their work and accomplishments. They also take piano lessons in the afterschool program and they love learning music. They look forward to being able to go to the Worcester Art Museum again for art lessons. The TEC community of families is also wonderful and supportive.
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5  
This school provides a wonderful, hands-on learning environment with a Montessori curriculum. The educators are caring and and extremely communicative. They care so much about every individual student and their development. My son loves his schools days. He is a sensory and science lover who has discovered his love of the arts at this amazing school. His confidence and academic achievement have soared.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 52 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,500
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Worcester County, MA is $18,106 for elementary schools and $35,125 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Worcester County, MA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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