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The Commonwealth School is a private school located in Boston's Back Bay. Their 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.
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151 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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How to apply

SSAT: 2542 ISEE: 220222

Admission contact: 617-266-7525   

Application deadline: January 10, 2017

*request a fee waiver , please contact our office.

Admission process

Step one: Complete the online application here.

Step two:  Take the SSAT or the ISEE

Step three: schedule an interview and a day visit

Step four: Submit an academic transcript

Step five: Submit three recommendations (english/history, math/science, principal/guidance counselor)

Principal/counselor form

English or Social Studies form

Math or Science form

Transcript release form

*transcripts and test scores are due February 1, 2017  

*Directions for online recommendations can be found on the application portal. If you have questions, please contact Lindsay Ewing, Admissions Assistant, at 617-266-7527 x239 or

Test dates for 2016–17 are:

  • October 15, 2016

  • November 12, 2016

  • December 10, 2016

  • January 7, 2017