Recognized as one of the region’s premier independent schools, Commonwealth School, a coeducational day program for students in grades 9-12, is dedicated to adventurous intellectual and artistic exploration. Commonwealth’s Back Bay location gives students unparalleled access to Boston’s resources, fostering meaningful scholarly research, annual independent projects, and community service. Travel abroad and all-school weekends in Maine encourage students to take initiative and learn about the world.
Commonwealth’s curriculum is rooted in rigorous analysis, discussion, inquiry, and writing. Its expert teachers take pride in helping students develop their interests, follow their curiosity, and advance their skills and thinking. College-level electives include Multivariable Calculus, Russian Thought and Literature, Modern East Asian History, Wave Physics, and more.
Each student chooses a faculty advisor, and they meet one-on-one weekly. These close relationships are the foundation of a warm, generous community where individuality and creativity are cherished. With an enrollment of 150 and 36 teachers, students at Commonwealth are uniquely positioned to discover their passions and thrive.