Commonwealth Academy

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Commonwealth Academy Photo #1 - Commonwealth Academy Class of 2019
  • Commonwealth Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for bright 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 academic risk-taking and social success.
  • We offer a broad-based 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 Membership(s)School Assoc.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 Students162 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Commonwealth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB and BC, AP Computer Programming, AP Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Regular jeans & Khaki pants, etc.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$38,500
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid available
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions DirectorJosh Gwilliam

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
January Term, Model United Nations Club, Senior internships and trip, SGA, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Annual Theater Production

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
  • 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. Every quarterly progress report includes an Executive Function component documenting executive function skills.

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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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