Athletics Overview and Requirements

Athletics can provide a student with a sense of pride and accomplishment through the hard work and competitive spirit that the athletic arena provides. Athletics enhance the overall educational experience and build well-rounded students and leaders. Integrity, fairness and respect—these are the principles of good sportsmanship. With them, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry, courteous relations, and graceful acceptance of the results.

As such, athletics are an important—and required—part of the overall educational experience at Commonwealth.

Questions may be directed to Director of Athletics, Jackson Elliott '10.


  • All sports typically meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons between 3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Sports offered each season are based on student interest and are subject to change.
  • With the exception of the soccer and basketball teams, all sports are coed.
  • Students who have a longstanding commitment to a sport not offered at Commonwealth (e.g., crew, ice skating, or gymnastics) may petition to receive credit for an independent sport by speaking with the Director of Athletics.


  • Fall: First or second week of September though the last week in October
  • Winter: Second week in November through the last week in February
  • Spring: First week in April through mid-May


  • Students are expected to participate in a minimum of two athletic seasons each year.
  • During the ninth- or tenth-grade year, at least one of the two required seasons must be with a team sport. This requirement should be completed in the fall and winter seasons.
  • For students who complete the athletics requirement during the fall and winter seasons, participation in a spring sport is optional.