Commonwealth Academy

  • 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 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 students for the challenges of college, career, and life pursuits.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 3-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADD, ADHD, dyslexia, and mild to moderate learning differences
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students190 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeCommonwealth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBased on student demand
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Regular jeans & Khaki pants, etc.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$37,000
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid available
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorJosh Gwilliam

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
January Term, RPG Game Maker, Senior internships and trip, SGA, Student Government, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer and Basketball

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 learning 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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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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