Prepared for College and Beyond
Colleges frequently report that our graduates distinguish themselves in the depth of their preparation and interest in their studies. Most are ambitious in what they seek from college: demanding work and intellectual excitement. Many move directly into advanced undergraduate courses.
In choosing among a variety of institutions large and small, near and far, our students go through an exercise in patience, thoughtful self-assessment, and organization. They also benefit from the steady support of a school that knows them well. Starting in the junior year, college counselors, who are also teachers, meet regularly with students and help them plan applications and meet deadlines.
The education I got at Commonwealth was spectacular. I had such good teachers and such good peers. And a funny thing, it kind of spoiled college for me.... Commonwealth put me so far ahead that it was a different experience.Will Brownsberger ’74, Massachusetts State Senator
Representatives from some fifty colleges and universities visit Commonwealth each fall, and several days are set aside in October for students' visits to campuses. Teachers, the Head of School, and college counselor can write recommendations that are at once comprehensive and specific.
We work hard to help students prepare strong applications, but we also encourage them to regard college placement not as the reason for, but as a consequence of their achievement here. We are proudest of our success in preparing students for their lives beyond Commonwealth, and of how often they prioritize work that can make a difference in the world.
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