Springfield Commonwealth Academy

1 Ames Hill Drive
Springfield, MA 01105
Tel: 4132858976
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  • S[pringfield 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 
2017 School Data
SpringfieldBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-12, PG9-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20111910
Campus Size20 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment77 students300 students
% Students of Color
62%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
43%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesBi-WeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
68%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$1 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$19,990$52,698
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$8,000$28,270
Tuition international students$39,900$47,400
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$4,000$22,380
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
60%
57%
Director of AdmissionsBridget Choo
Xin Li
Associate Director of AdmissionsMegan Macdonald

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2914
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Paddle Tennis, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1423
ExtracurricularsAerobics, Ambassadors Club, Culture Club, Diversity Club, Fitness Club, Food Club, Literary, National Honor Society, Robotics Club, Theater, Theater Productions, Travel Club, Video Production, Zumba

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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. 
    • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
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