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Commonwealth School
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  • Private
  • BOSTON, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Though we remain attuned to public health conditions and mindful of the evolving nature of the pandemic, we are excited to conduct the 2022–2023 academic year fully in person, with masks optional for all students, staff, and visitors. This return to a relative “normal” will allow for the structure and routines, the warm community and connection, that make learning at Commonwealth so invigorating!

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

About

151 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE
BOSTON, MA 02116
About Commonwealth School...

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$52,502
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$35,100
From Commonwealth School

Commonwealth is a private co-ed high school dedicated to adventurous intellectual and artistic exploration—where creativity and individuality flourish. Our curriculum is rooted in rigorous analysis, focused attention, and inquiry. Students take full advantage of our Boston location to pursue scholarly research, independent projects, and community service.

Faculty work closely with students to explore their unique interests, develop problem-solving skills, and boost their confidence. Examples of college-level electives include Axiomatic Set Theory, Shakespeare & the Fairy Tale, Programming Languages, and Advanced Topics in Neuroscience.

Students come to Commonwealth in search of peers as kind, inquisitive, passionate, and principled, as they are—and they find them in a close-knit community of 157 students from 45 communities around Boston. Together, they push themselves academically, pursue new interests, and grow into thoughtful young adults who excel in college, career, and life.

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Commonwealth School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1490
68 responses
Average ACT
34
8 responses

Uncommonly Creative: Arts at Commonwealth

From sun-drenched art studios to the sounds of chorus, orchestra, jazz band, or just impromptu jam sessions filling our halls, art surrounds at Commonwealth and is central to the academic and extracurricular experience. Even our most experienced artists tend to try something new—the value is in the expression. The results, as seen in our concerts, theater productions, and galleries, always inspire

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
  • Hancock, bi-annual school-wide camping trip
    56%
  • baking for incoming freshmen
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    22%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
154
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 9 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 9 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 9 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 9 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 9 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$112,085
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$2,356
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$1,357,509
National
$229,800

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