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
Ask anyone what makes Commonwealth, well, Commonwealth, and you’re bound to hear similar responses: the teachers, Hancock, recess, cubbies, the Jobs Program, Project Week. Use this handy guide to learn more about our untraditional traditions and uncommon community.
Puzzled by why the now so lauded rags-to-riches stories of John Adams and Alexander Hamilton did not resonate with American voters at the turn of the 19th century, Tom '22 decided to explore the political and cultural tensions of the election of 1800, finding it to be a more transformational period than he could have imagined.
History Research Paper Sample: Morality and Scientific Authority During the Progressive Era, by Alex '22
Fascinated by one ex-chemistry teacher's warped influence on the temperance movement that preceded Prohibition, Alex '22 found himself stymied by a lack of primary sources. Until, of course, he did a little digging in Ohio...
Meet the new faculty and staff of Commonwealth School, joining us for the 2021–2022 academic year.
In his recent history research paper, Eitan '22 explored the origins of the Cherokee syllabary and its significance as a symbol of resistance, preservation, and cultural advancement.