Commonwealth School

Grades: 9 - 12
Type: Day
Gender: Coed


Discover an uncommon high school where 135 academically adventurous students thrive. Commonwealth School is an independent high school dedicated to intellectual and artistic exploration—where creativity and individuality flourish. Its thought-provoking curriculum is rooted in rigorous analysis, focused attention, discussion, and inquiry. The faculty, 86 percent of whom have advanced degrees, work closely with students to explore their interests, develop problem-solving skills, and boost their confidence. College-level electives include multivariable calculus, wave physics, modern Islamic societies, and more. Its location in Boston’s Back Bay immerses students in the city, while its online learning platform, Virtual Commonwealth, brings the community together in fruitful and meaningful ways. Small classes and dedicated faculty advisors ensure personal attention for each student, and daily all-school meetings, weekly assemblies, and unique traditions create a close-knit community in which students feel both challenged and supported.