Commonwealth Academy

1321 Leslie Avenue,
Alexandria, VA, 22301
Tel: (703)548-6912
Commonwealth Academy is a coeducational,college preparatory day school for average to superior 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 3–12 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 School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 3 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD, ADHD, dsyslexia, and mild to moderate learning differences
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 147 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 8 students
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 Mar. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $32,000
Tuition Notes Financial Aid available
% on Financial Aid 14%
Admissions Director Josh Gwilliam

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports BasketballCross CountrySoccerBasketballCross Country,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Yearbook,  Wednesday Clubs of various kinds,  Student Government,  Senior internships and trip,  January Term Yearbook,  January Term,  Wednesday Clubs of various kinds,
Student Government,
Senior internships and trip,

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. 

  • Profile last updated: 08/23/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Coletta Of Greater Washingt (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Anthony's Day School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Anthony's Day School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Alexandria St. Anthony's Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    321 First Street
    Alexandria , VA , 22314
    (703)836-9123
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  114  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Alexandria
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1801 Russell Road
    Alexandria , VA , 22301
    (703)549-0155
    Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.7  mi  |  105  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Alexandria
    Alexandria Country Day School
    2400 Russell Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 22301
    (703)548-4804
    0.9  mi  |  230  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Alexandria
    St. Coletta Of Greater Washingt
    Special Education School
    207 So Peyton St
    Alexandria , VA , 22314
    (703)683-3686
    Special Education School
    1  mi  |  144  students  |  Gr.  NS
  • Alexandria
    Blue Bird Of Alexandria
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    346 Commerce St
    Alexandria , VA , 22314
    (703)368-2701
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1  mi  |  31  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 16, 2012 - 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. - Posted by Parent

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