Visit Us

Our building, an architectural gem in Boston's Back Bay, feels something like a college and something like a home. After applying, prospective students and their parents/guardians are welcome to join us for an in-person visit. If you have yet to apply, you can experience what it’s like to be a member of the Commonwealth community through our virtual tour or during an admissions event



Visiting in Person

We can't wait to welcome you! Visiting Commonwealth typically includes a tour of our building, sitting in on classes of interest, and attending our daily all-school meeting ("recess"), all led by one of our friendly student hosts. Because the visit is a formal part of our admission process, you must interview and submit your application form before scheduling it. 

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Attend an Admissions Event

From Virtual Open Houses to collaborative online sessions with other local independent schools, our admissions events provide ideal opportunities to preview the Commonwealth experience, connect with current students and families, get answers to your questions, and more. We sincerely hope you will join us this autumn! 


I chose to come [to Commonwealth] because it seemed like the people and the culture were both enthusiastically academic and genuinely kind. During my time here, I discovered my initial impression wasn't wrong.



Class of 2023


Take a Virtual Tour

With sun-filled art studios and cathedral ceilings, modern science labs and cozy study spots, our building—a classic Boston brownstone in the Back Bay—feels collegial. And like home. You can explore every classroom and student space through our virtual tour, and you’ll see how we’ve adapted for socially distant learning.

Scavenger Hunt

As you venture around our virtual building, see if you can spot:

  • Pomegranates on a ceiling
  • A translucent mermaid
  • Nine skylights
  • Thirteen fireplaces
  • A mural painted on a wall
  • A pool cue in a stair railing

See What You Can Find


Preview the Admissions Timeline

Use this year-long private school admissions timeline to preview every step of the application process, from finding the perfect school(s) to enrolling. 

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Experience Commonwealth

You can connect with Commonwealth on your own time: sit in on sample classes, spend some time in students' shoes, and get to know our teachers.

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Contact Admissions

Not finding the answer to your question? Curious about your visit opportunities? Our admissions team is happy to help (or connect you to members of our community who can!).

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