Commonwealth School

151 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: (617)266-7525
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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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1957

Student Body

Total Students150 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
Advanced CoursesEnglish, 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,
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost$41,271
Tuition NotesAdditional fees of $1,629
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$29,320
Admissions DirectorCarrie Healy
Admissions AssociateLindsay Ewing

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
DanceFencing,
SailingSoccer,
SquashSwimming,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

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

Club or Organization:
Dungeons and Dragons Club, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra

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 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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