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Who We Are

Commonwealth is an independent, coed day school for grades 9 through 12. We are:

  • A small school, enrolling about 150 students in four grades.
  • Academically rigorous, catering to bright, curious students who enjoy intellectual adventures, in classes often taught at a college level.
  • Located in Boston's Back Bay, two blocks from Copley Square.
  • Diverse, with students of color representing roughly a third of the enrollment.
  • Supportive, with dedicated faculty who know their students well.
  • A community, with twice-yearly all-school weekends at a lakeside camp in Maine, where students and faculty plan and and enjoy activities together.
  • Successful, with nearly 75% of graduating seniors recognized as National Merit Finalists, Semifinalists, or Commended Students, and some 35% recognized by the AP Scholars program.

By taking advantage of the School's academic excellence in the humanities, science and mathematics, strong programs in the visual and performing arts, and the city's wealth of opportunities for internships and service, Commonwealth students find themselves positioned to lead lives that will make a difference in the world.

 


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"Recognition of this kind is significant to the school," said Headmaster Bill Wharton. "It helps bring Commonwealth to the attention of more families. In the final analysis, however, it's important for applicants and their families to visit the schools they're interested in and consider what school will be best for them, not just where a school falls on a list."
Zach Goldhammer '10 has contributed articles so far on South African economic freedom fighters, poaching, and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., which he describes as "an international rallying cry."
Interested in Commonwealth? We have three open houses this fall where you'll be able to take a tour, hear from a panel of Commonwealth experts, participate in a sample class, learn about admissions and financial aid, and chat with students, teachers, and parents. Register at www.commschool.org/openhouse!
The new school year begins on Wednesday, Sept. 3. New Student Orientation is the day before, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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