About Us

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Mike Tenney: The Tenney School

The Tenney School

Welcome to The Tenney School.  Our mission is to promote one-to-one learning and the acquisition of positive attitudes, advanced knowledge, and skills for success. Our school firmly believes that students who are scheduled for healthy amounts of time one-to-one with their teachers will fully achieve their academic potential.  Teachers who know their students well are better able to leverage strengths, repair weaknesses, hone successful study habits, and develop the cognitive skills of students. Students who have spent time one-to-one with their instructors know better how to approach academics.

Since our founding in 1973 by my parents, George and Judy Tenney, this philosophy of individual student attention has been the foundation of our program and led to the success of our students.  We have seen hundreds of students grow, mature, and develop skills to be successful in school and in life.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our unique learning program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Tenney

Tenney News

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Friday, February 15, 2019|Comments Off on What Qualifies a Child for the Gifted and Talented Program?

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CSI Class Investigates: Monument Sign Hit-and-Run

Thursday, February 14, 2019|Comments Off on CSI Class Investigates: Monument Sign Hit-and-Run

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Student Anxiety on the Rise: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, February 12, 2019|Comments Off on Student Anxiety on the Rise: What You Need to Know

The teen years are a difficult period of transition for most people, even in the best of circumstances. Moodiness, emotional [...]

Mission Statement:

The Tenney School is a trendsetter among private schools in Houston, delivering our unique “Power of One” approach on education.  We impact students by tailoring instruction for each student.  With this custom-made educational plan, our school meets the needs of students with diverse academic, emotional, and social needs. Each student is met where they are and accelerated to their highest potential.


The Tenney School has maintained accreditation through AdvancED (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools) since 1979. The accreditation process is repeated every five years.  The last Quality Assurance Review of The Tenney School was completed in February 2017.

The review helps focus schools on a continuous process of improvement by providing external checks, support, and feedback.