COVID-19 Guidelines

Last Updated May 11, 2022, 11:35 a.m.

Commonwealth School is conducting the 2021–2022 academic year fully in person, with a comprehensive yet nimble plan informed by state and federal recommendations, as well as the expertise of infectious disease risk mitigation consultants. 

Our return to in-person learning has allowed for the structure and routines, the warm community and connection, that make learning at Commonwealth so invigorating. We are also heartened by the fact that 98% of the school community is fully vaccinated and that our state’s vaccination rate is one of the highest in the country. But, as we have since the onset of the pandemic, we continue to closely monitor public health conditions, including variants, and we are prepared to adapt quickly to this evolving situation. 

We expect our community to become familiar with the policies outlined below. We are confident that our layered COVID-19 prevention strategy will continue to safeguard the health and well-being of our community. Our requirements meet and in some instances exceed those set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will update our protocols as needed based on their evolving guidance and will notify families, faculty, and staff accordingly. 

Contact Us

As always, students and families are welcome to reach out to Head of School Jennifer Borman ’81 or Assistant Head of School Rebecca Jackman with concerns as they arise. Please contact us with any general questions about this page. 

If a Commonwealth student or member of their household tests positive for COVID-19, they must contact Office Manager Stephanie Poynter, our medical point of contact, immediately: or 617-266-7525.

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