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

Admissions Events

Academically adventurous students flourish at Commonwealth School, challenged by rigorous classes and supported by extraordinary faculty. You can learn more about joining our community by chatting with a current family, attending an upcoming event, or rewatching a past event recording. We typically hold virtual open houses each fall and virtual information sessions each spring. Please return to this page for event updates throughout the year.

Past Event Recordings

Virtual Open House, Fall 2023

Joined by math teacher (and Commonwealth alumna) Anna Moss ’06, three students reflected on the rigor—and exhilaration—inside Commonwealth's classrooms; the fun of filling their afternoons with music, theater, debate, Model UN, and more; and a wide variety of day-to-day life details, stemming from audience questions. Head of School Jennifer Borman '81 (also an alum!) and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Carrie Healy share their insights as well.


My first impression of Commonwealth was that it was a small school made up of highly intellectual people. And while this proved to be true, the social environment of the school also turned out to be way more interesting and dynamic than I had anticipated. I didn’t expect Commonwealth to make me feel so comfortable or that I would make friends with lots of people in my grade and in others.

Class of 2025