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
Ten months, thirty-plus candidates, and countless Zoom meetings later, Commonwealth has a new Head of School. Acquaint yourself—or reacquaint, as the case may be—with Jennifer Borman, Class of 1981.
In his graduation speech, Markus Tran '21, with his sublimely romantic way, discussed the beauty of not knowing what lays beyond life’s mysterious “fog.”
In her graduation speech, Sol Gutiérrez-Lara '21 addressed the importance of speaking up, even—and especially—when it feels hardest.
The Class of 2021 is going to an array fantastic colleges and universities across the U.S. (and the world).
The Class of 2021 reflects on four years filled with memories, surprises, and beloved classes.