Most Honors (H) and all Advanced Placement (AP) courses are taught at the college level. AP equivalent (APE) courses have the rigor that is equivalent to or surpasses AP requirements.
Students are required to take one art course per year, choosing from printmaking, drawing and painting, photography, and ceramics; 40% of students take two or more even though they do not receive academic credit for these courses.
Commonwealth offers courses in French, Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin.
Math and Science
Mathematics and science classes include varying levels of Calculus (including Multivariable and Theoretical Calculus), Statistics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Electives include Medieval Islamic Mathematics, Differential Geometry, Advanced Topics in Neuroscience, and Environmental Science.
English courses focus on close reading of texts and History courses require three long research papers, one each in Ancient History, Medieval World History, and U.S. History. Electives include Art History, American Culture and Politics, Modern China, History of Japan, Modern Islamic Studies, and Creative Writing.
For more information on complete course offerings, please visit our Courses page and browse by department.