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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 145 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.

 


News

Each year, the faculty chooses a small group of seniors and one teacher to share their Commonwealth experiences with parents at our annual all-school art show. Click here for a selection of these touching, funny, and impassioned talks.
In mid-April, 18 Commonwealth students (more than 10% of the student body) formed four teams and participated in the Purple Comet! Math Meet, an international math competition for middle and high-school teams from 59 countries. One of our teams, comprising Nik Castro '16, Caleb Sander '17, Jeremy Chen '18, and team membership liaison Tarang Saluja '18, tied for fourth-place among high schools with enrollments of 1,200 or below.
Join us on May 17 at 6:30pm to learn more about independent schools, the admissions process for Fall 2017 entry (and beyond), and Commonwealth's academic and extracurricular programs.
The award recognizes excellence in debut fiction; Moshfegh won for her novel, "Eileen." Read more at www.pen-ne.org/hemingway.

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