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Commonwealth School
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  • Private
  • BOSTON, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are excited to start the 2021-2022 academic year fully in person, in accordance with CDC and state recommendations. 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! Learn More

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 C+

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
$50,483
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
$34,740
From Commonwealth School

Commonwealth School is a private co-ed high school for grades 9-12 dedicated to adventurous intellectual and artistic exploration—where creativity and individuality flourish. Commonwealth students take full advantage of Boston's resources to pursue scholarly research, independent projects, and community service. Commonwealth’s academic curriculum is rooted in rigorous analysis, focused attention, discussion, and inquiry.

Faculty work closely with students to explore their personal interests, develop problem-solving skills, and boost their confidence. Examples of college-level electives include Multivariable Calculus, Axiomatic Set Theory, Introduction to Wave Physics, Modern East Asian History, and Shakespeare and the Fairy Tale.

With a student body of 145, Commonwealth students come from over 40 communities around Boston. They discover their passions, pursue new challenges, and grow into thoughtful and inquisitive young adults who thrive and excel in college, career, and life.

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Commonwealth School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1480
58 responses
Average ACT
33
6 responses

Uncommonly Creative: Arts at Commonwealth

From sun-drenched studios to the sounds of chorus, orchestra, jazz band, or just an impromptu jam session filling our halls, art surrounds at Commonwealth School and is central to the academic and extracurricular experience. We encourage students to try something new—the value is in the expression. The results, as seen in our concerts, theater productions, and art exhibitions, 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%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
148
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
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
$101,079
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,228
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,280,072
National
$217,500

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