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What is Commonwealth Really Like?
Get an insider perspective on the Commonwealth experience from the students (and teachers!) who live it every day, from the classes they can't believe they get to take as high schoolers to the Friday treats they look forward to every week.
Meet Our Students
The actress working on her latest libretto. The activist examining his role in dismantling systemic racism. The mathlete publishing original research. The "humanities geek" who discovered a love of science. The speedcubing champion...
Take a Virtual Tour
Explore our beautiful brownstone, nestled in Boston's Bay Bay neighborhood, and preview what it's like going to school in an architectural gem with modern amenities.
Everybody is intense about their academics, but everybody works hard together. The community is just the best. If I need help with my classes, I'll ask my friends, but also people I don't know very well, because I'm confident that they're going be willing to help me.
We have a very small, warm, and welcoming community. Because it's so small, the transition to high school is a lot easier because everyone is so focused on the ninth graders for the first year, so you feel very taken care of in general.
Freedom plays a big part in the Commonwealth experience. The freedom that it gives students anywhere from being able to walk through the city to get lunch to being trusted to do take home tests unsupervised. It's a big part of the society here.
One of the greatest things about Commonwealth is that you have teachers who are really supportive. The teachers here are amazing.
The appeal of Commonwealth for me was the fact that it's just so central. It opens a lot of doors, just being in the city, and the access that the school gives you, and the trust that the school gives you to take care of yourself and to follow your own direction was really amazing.
Preview Classes and Curriculum
Sit in on advanced Latin or beginner chemistry. Listen to our orchestra. Or perhaps you'd rather spend some time in our laser lab? Watch and learn.
Speaking from Experience
Listening to Commonwealth seniors recounting their years here, it's hard to believe they're still teenagers. Go back in time with some of our recent senior talks and graduation speeches, and see for yourself.