Springfield Commonwealth Academy

1 Ames Hill Drive
Springfield, MA 01105
Springfield Commonwealth Academy provides students with the opportunity to uncover their passion in life and shape their future through a college preparatory curriculum, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
SpringfieldBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20111907
Campus Size20 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment90 students306 students
% Students of Color
65%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Average SAT Score1290* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants or slacks, white or grey, or black polo shirt.)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio4:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$1 million$23 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,900$58,935
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$32,900
% Students on Financial Aid
75%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$15,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
60%
57%
Director of AdmissionsNick Couluris
Darron Jones

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered816
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations524
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Club, Game Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

College Matriculation

Year: 202010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Massachusetts Amherst3
University of Connecticut2
Georgetown University1
Michigan State University1
Penn State University1
Purdue University1
University of Pittsburgh1

School Notes

  • The mission of Commonwealth Academy informs every aspect of our school`s program. Whether students are inspired by mathematics or poetry, our academic program is designed for scholars to find their passion in life and to prepare them for successful careers in college and beyond.The extended school day at Springfield Commonwealth Academy further facilitates this discovery in a structured environment with supportive faculty and staff. Given the proper educational setting, we believe our students can realize their fullest potential.Extracurricular activities from theater to athletics help students build skill sets outside the classroom while exposing them to further avenues in which to explore interests and to socialize with peers. For example, members of our game club have begun to explore the game design and IT fields as possible career paths. Our impassioned athletes may be driven by their love of the game but also know they must rise to the occasion scholastically to achieve greatness.Extracurriculars at Springfield Commonwealth are a privilege granted to all students who meet or exceed their academic requirements. Civic engagement is a shared value at Commonwealth. Like many urban centers across our nation, Springfield needs active citizens to rehabilitate its culture. Our students give back to the greater community by volunteering at Oasis Food Pantry, our emergency food pantry housed in our dining hall and open each Friday evening. Students have also participated in autism benefit walks and have collected food for The Friends of the Homeless shelter in Springfield. Our students regularly engage in campus and neighborhood cleanup activities.  
    • Springfield Commonwealth Academy accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

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