Co-ed independent day school in Boston's Back Bay for academically adventurous students in grades 9–12

Apply to Dive In Commonwealth

A small number of sixth- and seventh-grade students are accepted into Dive In Commonwealth each year. We are looking for middle-school students from low-income families who love to learn, want to stretch themselves, and are eager to pursue their academic dreams—and we are happy to guide families through our application process. 

The 2024 application deadline is March 15. This year's summer program will run from July 8 to August 16, 2024.

 

How to Apply, Step by Step

  • Step 1: Complete entire application below. 
  • Step 2: Ask current school to provide a transcript: please download and complete this Transcript Release Form to give to your school principal or guidance counselor. 
  • Step 3: Submit standardized test scores: MCAS, ISEE, ERB, or other by emailing divein@commschool.org.
  • Step 4: Once we receive your application, we will schedule an interview with the student and a parent or guardian. 

If you would like a PDF of the application you can print out and mail in, or if you would like the application translated into a language other than English, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Timeline

  • The deadline for this year's Dive In application is March 15, 2024.
  • Admissions decisions will be sent to applicants by April 15, 2024. 
  • This year's summer program will run from July 8 to August 16, 2024.

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Student Information

Namerequired
First Name
Last Name
Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format
Country (i.e., United States)
Street address, city, state, and zip code
Dive In Commonwealth admits students during the spring of their 6th- or 7th-grade year. What grade are you in?
If you’ve attended other schools in the past, please list them below, starting with the most recent institution.
   

Parent/Guardian Information

Name required
First Name
Last Name
Street address, city, state, and zip code
Highest Level of Education Attained
   

Additional Parent/Guardian Information

Name
First Name
Last Name
Street address, city, state, and zip code
Highest Level of Education Attained
   

Household Information

   

Student Questionnaire (to be completed by student)

Write a three- to six-sentence response to each of the following questions. 

6. How did you hear about Dive In?required
   

Parent Questionnaire (to be completed by Parent(s)/Guardian(s)) 

Please complete and submit with the student’s application. 

5. How did you hear about Dive In?
  

Transcript Release Form         

Please download, complete, and submit our Transcript Release Form to the student's current school.

Download Form Here

   

Electronic Signature

Name of Studentrequired
Name of Parent/Guardian required
Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format
Electronic Signaturerequired

Questions?

We would be happy to help you through the Dive In Commonwealth application process. Simply email Lisa Palmero, Dive In advisor and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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