Commonwealth Academy

Tel: (703)548-6912
Grades: 3-12 | 180 students
Commonwealth Academy is a coeducational,college preparatory day school for average to gifted students who benefit from small classes and instruction designed to address various learning styles, including those students who have organizational, attention, or learning differences.
We empower students in Grades 312 to reach their highest achievement levels, reflective of their true potential, by teaching personal responsibility for learning and behavior in a comfortable community, conducive to academicrisk-taking and social success.
We offer a broadbased curriculum, compensatory strategies, and a focus on technology to prepare our studentsfor the challenges of college, career, and life pursuits.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 3-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, and mild to moderate learning differences
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 180 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Commonwealth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Based on student demand
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Regular jeans & Khaki pants, etc.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $36,500
Tuition Notes Financial Aid available
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Josh Gwilliam


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, SoccerBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. RPG Game Maker, SGA, Soccer and Basketball, Yearbook, Wednesday Clubs of various kinds, Student Government, Senior internships and trip, January Term RPG Game Maker, SGA, Soccer and Basketball,
Yearbook, Wednesday Clubs of various kinds, Student Government, Senior internships and trip, January Term,

School Notes

  • Accomodations: All accommodations are based on documention from a qualified professional. Mandatory implementation of individual student accommodations by every teacher, made possible by class sizes of 10 or less, implementing 35 different accommodations. As students move through Lower, Middle, and Upper School, they become aware of their differences, learn to accept them, and are taught how to advocate for what they need.   Executive Functioning/Social Support: Emphasis on school-wide organizational strategies and time management skills. Study skills are directly taught. and there are scheduled daily advisory period(s), Integrated team building and character education. 
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5.0 Stars   03/16/12
Great school for preparing students to succeed in college. Worth every bit of the investment for the best trained and dedicated teachers, comprehensive instruction and careful attention and support for each and every student's success. Best kept secret among all the private school choices in the northern Virginia and DC metro area.
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