Commonwealth School

151 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA, 02116-0211
Tel: (617)266-7525
Grades: 9 - 12 | 150 students
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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Commonwealth School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 84%
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, 
Average SAT score 725
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $36,169
Tuition Notes $36,169 is the total cost of attending. There are no additional fees.
% on Financial Aid 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $22,456
Acceptance Rate 40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Helene Carter
Admissions Associate Robyn Gibson

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.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Newman School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Learning Project Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Park Street School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Boston Learning Project Elementary School
    107 Marlborough Street
    Boston , MA , 02116
    (617)266-8427
    0.1  mi  |  118  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Boston
    The Newman School
    247 Marlborough Street
    Boston , MA , 02116
    (617)267-4530
    0.2  mi  |  240  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Boston
    John Winthrop School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    66 Marlborough St
    Boston , MA , 02116
    (617)267-7159
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.2  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Boston
    Kingsley Montessori School
    Montessori School
    30 Fairfield Street (Early Childhood) 26 Exeter Street (El
    Boston , MA , 02116
    (617)226-4931
    Montessori School
    0.2  mi  |  293  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • Boston
    Park Street School
    (Christian)
    67 Brimmer St
    Boston , MA , 02108
    (617)523-7577
    (Christian)
    0.4  mi  |  170  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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