Uncommon Academics for Uncommonly Curious Students
In a world of ever-shortening attention spans, Commonwealth students and teachers dedicate themselves to deep, purposeful focus. Here you’ll learn to read closely and think with patience and tenacity. You’ll uncover the inner workings of molecules, of medieval history, and of the arts you pursue. Sharpening your eyes every day will help you see further into everything you encounter, from the Gettysburg Address to theoretical calculus. You may not know what your academic passion is just yet. But by diving into new topics, you will discover your interests. And at Commonwealth, you’ll be able to pursue them with full force.
Commonwealth has the most amazing teachers. I'm so grateful to anyone who taught me during high school—I learned so much and was so well prepared for college. Having been in an environment with huge class sizes and professors who are more often focused on research than student learning, I can really say what a difference your individual care for students makes." Maya Venkatraman '17
Students meet with their advisors one-on-one, usually weekly, to discuss course work, talk through questions, and plan their courses of study. These close relationships are the foundation of a warm, close-knit, community where individuality is cherished.
Commonwealth’s college counseling program is a well-tuned process tailored to students’ individual needs. Close collaboration among student, parents, and advisor assures that our graduates wind up at colleges as stimulating and challenging as Commonwealth.
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While it could never replace our home at 151 Commonwealth, our online learning portal Virtual Commonwealth will allow us to carry forward our academic work—and remain connected as a community—in these unprecedented times.