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
Commonwealth's Model U.N. Conference teaches key skills and has many benefits for middle school students.
Whether teaching economics, calculus, or geometry, Rob Sherry makes a lasting impact on his students. He has maintained his calm analytical approach throughout the pandemic and hybrid learning as well—ensuring that all of his students feel engaged and excited to learn.
Mr. Singer is a movie buff and computer science teacher at Commonwealth who wants students to learn how to think about coding and organizing data.
“Debate, 4:30, Pérez.” Such is Miles’s wonderfully pointed and predictable refrain in recess, a glimpse of his efficient, effective leadership on the Debate Team and indicator of his precise way of examining the world, whether it’s noticing the absorption spectra of stained glass or when the temperature of a wood stove is in a state of equilibrium. Get to know this Commonwealth junior from Westwood, Massachusetts, who relishes challenge, whether he finds it in the classroom or on the debate stage.
A jury has found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd, and with this verdict, a collective national tension seems to have eased. Yet, a single verdict does not change these fundamental inequities. A single verdict does not eliminate bad policing. But it is accountability, a step that gives some hope.