Co-ed independent day school in Boston's Back Bay for academically adventurous students in grades 9–12

Community Giving Report 2022–2023

Commonwealth School’s mission is to educate young people from diverse backgrounds to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative adults, capable of careful analysis, fruitful cooperation, responsible leadership, and deep commitment. Donations to The Commonwealth Fund help us work to fulfill this mission and provide opportunities to our students, now and in the future. 


Reflections from the Class of 2023

Romen Der Manuelian ’23

"We chose to do those things...not to be better than others but to unlock the boundless potential of our best selves." 

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Charlee Rivera ’23

"That is one of the greatest things about this school. It is not only a school of incredible academic rigor but a tight-knit, loving community.”

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Margaret Hines ’23

“Commonwealth is full of miracles, and everyone just pretends it’s normal!”

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Financial Highlights

Revenue from tuition supports a portion of the cost of a Commonwealth education. The Commonwealth Fund and earnings from the School’s endowment make up the difference.





Commonwealth Fund Dollars by Donor Constituency

After three years of COVID-related expenses including significant technological upgrades, testing protocols, and mitigation measures, in the 2022–2023 year we committed to replenishing our reserve fund to once again equip the school for the unexpected. 


Donor Giving

In the 2022–2023 fiscal year, 630 alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, and friends contributed $1,298,324 to The Commonwealth Fund.



Impact Areas

Impact Areas within The Commonwealth Fund offer the opportunity to translate your passions into transformative experiences for students, while an unrestricted gift will support Commonwealth’s most immediate needs and priorities.
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Thank You

We are deeply grateful for our community’s generous support in the 2022–2023 fiscal year. And a special shout-out to members of Commonwealth’s three giving societies, whose generosity establishes the foundation of the The Commonwealth Fund each year. 


The Spacious Firmament recognizes alumni/ae donors who graduated in the last ten years. Thank you for your generosity, Classes of 2013–2023!


The Hancock Society recognizes community members who include Commonwealth in their retirement and estate plans. Thank you for sustaining Commonwealth’s legacy!


The 1958 Society recognizes donors who have given consecutively for the last five or more years. Thank you for your steadfast support!

Commonwealth School is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. EIN# 04-2228167