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Our Students

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156

students in grades 9-12
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50%

students of color
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All

genders
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45

cities and towns represented

PREVIOUS SCHOOL
51% independent, 45% public, 2% parochial, and 2% homeschool

TOP HOMETOWNS
Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Lexington, Needham, Newton, Sharon

  

Academics and Outcomes

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12

students per class on average
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92%

AP scores 3 or above; 77% scores 4 or 5 (2022)
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1530

median SAT composite score (Class of 2021)
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100%

students admitted to their preferred colleges (Class of 2022)

TOP COLLEGES 2017–2022
Boston College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard College, Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Smith College, Swarthmore College, Tufts University, UMASS Amherst, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley College

National Merit Scholarship Program

Commonwealth seniors are consistently named National Merit Scholarship winners, finalists, semifinalists, and commended students. Among the Class of 2022, eleven of the thirty-one members of were recognized, including one National Merit Scholarship Winner.

U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Two recent Commonwealth alumni/ae, from the Classes of 2022 and 2019, progressed to the Semifinalist round of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, recognizing exceptional high school seniors across the nation.
 

  

I chose to come [to Commonwealth] because of the tight-knit community and the challenging academics. During my time here, I've really enjoyed all the close reading I learned from English 9. It's totally changed the way I look at literature. I also love the fact that I can take public transportation to school and around downtown. It gives me so much independence and I absolutely love it.

 

Ayla
Class of 2023

  

Our Faculty

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33

faculty members; 19 non-teaching staff members
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88%

with advanced degree (35% doctorate, 82% master’s, and 12% bachelor’s)
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5:1

student-to-faculty ratio
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1:1

faculty advising program

  

FACULTY RESEARCH PROJECTS (SAMPLING) 2017–2022
Quantum Interpretations and Entanglement, Middle Eastern Foodways, Artificial Intelligence in Chess, Middle Ages in Africa, American Culture and Politics 1968–Present, History of Chinese Film, Geometry of Second-Degree Curves, Women’s Voices in Latin American Literature, Ancient Greek and Roman Theater, Gene Expression and Regulation

  

Tuition and Financial Aid

$52,502

tuition and fees for 2022–2023

30%

students with financial aid grants

$1.5M

financial aid granted

$35,100

average financial aid grant

   

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