Commonwealth School

Grades: 9 - 12,
Type: Day
Gender: Coed


Commonwealth School is an independent high school dedicated to adventurous intellectual and artistic exploration —where creativity and individuality flourish. Located in Boston’s Back Bay, Commonwealth students take full advantage of the city’s resources to pursue scholarly research, annual independent projects, and community service. Commonwealth’s uncommon academic curriculum is rooted in rigorous analysis, focused attention, discussion, and inquiry. Nearly 80 percent of the faculty have advanced degrees. They work closely with students to explore their personal interests, develop problem-solving skills, and boost their confidence.

College-level electives include multivariable calculus, wave physics, data structures and algorithms, modern East Asian history, Russian thought and literature, and more. With a student body of 140, Commonwealth School students discover their passions, test themselves with new challenges, and grow into thoughtful and inquisitive young adults who thrive and excel in college, career, and life.