Resource: Commonwealth School (Boston, MA)
Website: Commonwealth School (Boston, MA)
URL: http://www.commschool.org/
Description: Commonwealth is a small private coeducational day school for grades 9-12, located in Boston, Massachusetts. Commonwealth offers students from all backgrounds a chance to join in a community of individuals who care about learning. This community is built on academic rigor, constructive energy, and mutual respect. Its atmosphere is friendly and its population diverse. Classes are small and coursework is demanding. Students participate in rich varied programs in the arts and athletics. Through a City of Boston course, internship projects, and community service program, Commonwealth also provides its students outstanding opportunities to learn about and engage in the cultural and political life of Boston.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 5/25/2011
My two children have thrived in this intellectually challenging environment. The teachers and community are extremely supportive and the student body is amazingly talented. Very rigorous curriculum designed for those who are not only highly gifted, but motivated to work also.

Contributed by: Parent on 9/9/2008
This school offers the flexibility and the depth of challenge. The teaching staff is encouraging and they have a desire to teach gifted students. The administration is respectful of parents and the relationship with families is close. This school is the best choice for a highly to profoundly gifted child.

Contributed by: Student on 11/5/2004
My fours years at Commonwealth were challenging but exhilarating; upon reaching college I realized how lucky I had been to go to a school where students wanted to learn and teachers were actively involved in helping them do it. The small size ensured that not only did I know my fellow students, but I formed close relationships with faculty as well - I can't imagine my teachers being anything but my friends. I emerged confident, capable, and able to write and reason at the level demanded by my college classes. That said, Commonwealth is not for the faint hearted, and though teachers do not assign busywork they find plenty to fill up your time.

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