It is humbling and exhilarating to come to work every day to a place where people are working for a common goal with such a mix of competence and humanity.
César Pérez, History, Languages
My eighth-grade self would never have believed I would love homework so much.
Commonwealth taught me how to interact with different people, and I think I've learned a lot of skills regarding meeting new people. It's having that safe space, where I can make myself uncomfortable, but I also have my advisor and I have friends who support me.
Commonwealth attracts a great mix of students that I've made a lot of strong connections with. In that area, it was much easier for me than I expected to feel comfortable going up and talking to new people, since everyone is getting to know each other the same way you are.
My students teach me so much that each subsequent year the course is informed by their insights.
Melissa Glenn Haber '87, History
Classes have been absolutely amazing. The teachers here really care about what they’re teaching, and that makes all the difference.
students in grades 9-12
students of color
financial aid granted for 2020-2021
teachers holding advanced degree
all-school weekend trips each year
National Merit Finalists, Semifinalists, or Commended Students on average
With myriad COVID safety precautions still in place, we are back to full in-person learning! And we are bursting with gratitude for the sheer normality of it all, as these students can attest...
History and classics teacher teacher Don Conolly explains how he crafted one of the school's newest electives, Mesoamerica, a course that introduces students to the rich if often undervalued ancient history of Central America, from the warriors of the Teotihuacan metropolis to the beautifully blurry line between language and art in Maya culture.
Bathrooms, by their nature, are fairly taboo. But relieving oneself is an essential biological function—which is why Commonwealth sophomore Amith took it upon himself to create a resource to help guide people to public restrooms when he saw a need.
This year-long private school admissions timeline will guide you through everything families need to do and when they need to do it, from finding the perfect school(s) to enrolling.
What happens when a teacher's curiosity is unleashed? Here, history teacher Melissa Glenn Haber ’87 reflects on her summer spent exploring ways of decoupling reading and writing skills, as well as adding more diverse voices to Commonwealth’s history curriculum.