Commonwealth's sports program aims to offer the excitement of competition to those who want it and the fun of exerting oneself to all.

All students, from grades 9 through 12, are eligible for all activities, varsity or recreational. Teams practice at nearby fields and facilities, to which our students walk, run, or ride when classes are over. Students must participate in the fall and winter seasons, three days a week after school. Whether the reward is a trophy or a lifelong habit of exercise, we see sports as an important route to self-knowledge and pride.

See our athletics calendar for more information about upcoming games and meets, as well as our COVID-19 Guidelines for athletics-related policies. 


A group of Commonwealth School Boys' Soccer players running down the field at Boston University's stadium.

Varsity Sports


Two Commonwealth School students pose smiling in a sailboat on the Charles River, with the Boston skyline visible in the background.

Recreational Sports


Independent Sports

Students with serious commitments to activities outside of school—such as nationally ranked figure skaters, competitive wrestlers, and ballet dancers—may be eligible to fulfill their athletics requirement through an independent sports credit. Independent sports applications are due prior to the start of the school year (students receive the independent sports application directly from the Director of Athletics). 


Athletics Requirements

Athletics enhance the overall educational experience and build well-rounded students and leaders, which is why we require athletic participation at Commonwealth.

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Athletics Calendar

Boston is our campus, and our students get to play and practice across the city and at the campuses of our friendly rivals. More details can be found on our athletics calendar.

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Training and Concussion Awareness

Resources for students, families, and coaches include wellness guides, fact sheets, and the school's Concussion Policy.

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Meet the Director of Athletics

Jackson Elliott '10

Degrees: B.A., American University