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Commonwealth School
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  • Private
  • BOSTON, MA

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

About

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

Applying

Application Deadline
January 16
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$55,400
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
$40,164
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 154 students from 40+ 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
1510
59 responses
Average ACT
34
10 responses

Uncommon On and Off the Field

academic spotlight

The exuberance that characterizes Commonwealth students in the classroom also shows up on the soccer field, the basketball court, the fencing piste, and all the other places Mermaids play sports. Whether they’re climbing a rock wall in South Boston or sailing on the Charles River, our students throw themselves into their athletics. And their zeal extends to the way they cheer one another on.

Culture & Safety

Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
  • Hancock, bi-annual school-wide camping trip
    64%
  • baking for incoming freshmen
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
154
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 11 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 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
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 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
$121,150
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$2,682
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$1,571,945
National
$281,900

Commonwealth School Reviews

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