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
Artist Aaron Fink '73 has taken over his son’s childhood bedroom, turning it into a home studio now that he can’t get to his art studio as much as he’d like during the pandemic.
Meet InCommon, a group composed of current faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees members who are guiding Commonwealth’s efforts to become a model of equity and inclusivity it has always aspired to be.
Artist Mary Pedicini '15 continues to create and exhibit virtually during the pandemic as she adjusts to quarantine protocols in her new city.
A student at heart, Bill Wharton established the John Hughes Fund for Professional Development in 2001 to provide grants for faculty to pursue their intellectual interests. In honor of Bill’s tenure and commitment to Commonwealth, we plan to endow the fund and rename it the Hughes/Wharton Fund for Teachers.
Learn more about the final phase of The Power of a Vision fundraising campaign, focusing on making Commonwealth a more inclusive and equitable school and supporting the teachers whose passion and expertise inspire and challenge our students every day