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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.



Senior Daniel Albert-Rozenberg of Cambridge and junior Lee Radics of Norfolk sang in the All-District Chorus at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Eastern District Festival on January 9 and 10. Students are chosen by audition for the All-District ensembles. Daniel and Lee sing in the Commonwealth Chorus and Chorale; Lee is a soprano and Daniel is a tenor.
Juniors Robbie Lane and Calliope Pina Parker took top honors at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Scene Partner Contest with their performance of a scene from "Sure Thing" by David Ives. This is the third consecutive year that Commonwealth students have placed first or second in the competition.
Commonwealth's Winter Break begins after a shortened school day on Dec. 19. School reopens on Monday, Jan. 5. During the break, office hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the 2015 calendar of student art we recently sent as a thank-you gift to donors, the art on the back cover (click through to see it) was credited incorrectly. The art is in fact the work of Shoshana Boardman '17. We apologize to her and to you for the error.

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