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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

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Ilaria-Seidel

My eighth-grade self would never have believed I would love homework so much.

Ilaria ’22

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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. 

Avery '23

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ben-odonnell

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.

Ben ’23

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Melissa-Glenn-Haber

My students teach me so much that each subsequent year the course is informed by their insights.

Melissa Glenn Haber '87, History

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Classes have been absolutely amazing. The teachers here really care about what they’re teaching, and that makes all the difference.

Olivia ’24

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By the Numbers

135

students in grades 9-12

49%

students of color

$1.4 million

financial aid granted for 2020-2021

86%

teachers holding advanced degree

5:1

student-to-faculty ratio

2

all-school weekend trips each year

75%

National Merit Finalists, Semifinalists, or Commended Students on average

Happening Now

Niloofar-Haeri

Niloofar Haeri '77 explores questions of language, prayer, and religion in Iran in her latest book.

sasha-eskelund-with-students

A selection of works from our current Creative Writing class, taught by Sasha Eskelund ’92

At Commonwealth, we’re looking for inquisitive, driven, and creative students from a wide range of backgrounds. We encourage you to visit us, talk with teachers and students, and see if Commonwealth is right for you.