Springfield Commonwealth Academy

1 Ames Hill Drive
Springfield, MA 01105
Tel: 4132858976
  • 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 
2016 School Data
Springfield Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12, PG 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 2011 1910
Campus Size 20 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 60 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Bi-Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 8 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$19,990 $52,450
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$8,000 $28,400
Tuition international students $39,900 $47,000
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $4,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsBridget Choo
Xin Li
Associate Director of AdmissionsMegan Macdonald

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 29 14
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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 14 23
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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