Commonwealth School

151 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116-0211
Tel: (617)266-7525
Grades: 9-12 | 145 students
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Recognized as the region's best private school by Boston Magazine, Commonwealth School is based in a pair of Back Bay townhouses that were built as private homes. The feeling of family persists in the school's unique sense of community.
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Recognized as the region's best private school by Boston Magazine, Commonwealth School is based in a pair of Back Bay townhouses that were built as private homes. The feeling of family persists in the school's unique sense of community.
Commonwealth School's mission is to educate young people from diverse backgrounds to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative adults, capable of careful analysis, fruitful cooperation, and deep commitment.
Commonwealth aims to be a school to with the highest standards of academic excellence; where students learn to think for themselves and to exercise responsibility and initiative in their actions; with a community of talented teachers and promising students from diverse backgrounds; that takes maximum advantage of its rich urban setting; where arts are a vital element of daily life; that provides the friendly atmosphere of a small, supportive community; and that helps students establish the foundation for rewarding and productive lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 145 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Commonwealth School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses English, Modern European History, US History, French, Latin, Spanish, Economics, Music theory, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Introduction to Organic Chemistry (Chem 3), Computer Programing, Software Engineering, Calculus, Ab, Calculus BC, Theoretical Calcul,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $39,972
Tuition Notes $39,972 is the total cost of attending. There are no additional fees.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $27,339
Admissions Director Carrie Healy
Admissions Associate Lindsay Ewing

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Ultimate FrisbeeBalletBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceFencing,
SailingSoccer,
SquashUltimate Frisbee,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, Chess Team, Commonwealth Cares (community service), Current Events, Debate team, Diversity Committee, Environmental Club, Improv Club, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Outdoors Club, Science Team, Yearbook Chess Team, Current Events, Debate team, Improv Club, Model UN, Outdoors Club, Science Team, Yearbook, Amnesty International,
Commonwealth Cares (community service),
Diversity Committee,
Environmental Club,
Literary Magazine,

School Notes

  • Commonwealth's mission is to educate young people from diverse backgrounds to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative adults, capable of careful analysis, fruitful cooperation, and deep commitment. Commonwealth aims to be a school to with the highest standards of academic excellence; where students learn to think for themselves and to exercise responsibility and initiative in their actions; with a community of talented teachers and promising students from diverse backgrounds; that takes maximum advantage of its rich urban setting; where arts are a vital element of daily life; that provides the friendly atmosphere of a small, supportive community; and that helps students establish the foundation for rewarding and productive lives.
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