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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.



Representing Egypt, Brazil, and Greece on a range of committees modeled after the United Nations, Commonwealth students joined students from other high schools in discussing and negotiating resolutions on a variety of issues.
You're invited to see old friends and tour our new renovations at the January All-School Reunion, Friday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. With many more class-centered reunions happening, this will also be the last all-school reunion dinner, so we hope you can make it!
The journalist, host of "Under the Radar" on WGBH, and producer of the TV series "Eyes on the Prize" visits Commonwealth on Jan. 7 to talk about the current pressures on voting rights.

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