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

Planned Giving

Thank you for supporting Commonwealth with a gift that will extend your generosity to the next generation.


A gift through your estate has a lasting impact on Commonwealth. If you wish to name Commonwealth as a beneficiary in your will, you may specify an exact dollar amount or a percentage of your estate that you wish Commonwealth to receive. You may also name the school as a beneficiary of a particular asset or of tangible personal property. Please refer to our basic bequest language if you are considering including Commonwealth in your estate plans.

Retirement Assets

By naming Commonwealth School as a beneficiary of your retirement account (e.g., 401(k) or IRA), you can support Commonwealth while avoiding estate and income taxes. To name Commonwealth as a beneficiary, simply list The Commonwealth School Inc., Boston, Massachusetts on your beneficiary form for either a dollar amount or a percentage of the total. Please contact your plan administrator for the necessary forms or website address for making such a change.

Hancock Society

Community members who include Commonwealth in their estate plans are members of the Hancock Society. Named for Commonwealth’s longest tradition, the Hancock Society was established in 2016 to recognize our community members who have made a planned gift to Commonwealth School. By becoming a Society member, you are ensuring that our educational mission can continue for future generations of students.

To learn more about these or other planned giving options, please contact Director of Advancement Alisha Elliott '01.