Commonwealth Academy boasts a specialized college preparatory program. In Middle School, often without realizing it, students prepare for college via their daily schedule, which includes six core classes:
With class sizes of no more than 10 children, students engage in standards-based work in each of these core subjects; mastering skills and content in a nurturing environment. Beginning at the top of the school year, members of the CA faculty provide expert-level differentiated instruction to meet students where they are and begin building success together. We continuously re-evaluate instructional techniques to provide our students with an academic experience that is as rigorous as it is engaging.
More often than not, our formative years in middle school provide us with experiences, insights, and activities that remain with us for a lifetime. Commonwealth Academy recognizes the importance of the middle school years and their immense potential to transform the lives of our students. Our students take daily electives of their choice and also participate in weekly clubs of their choice. Electives allow students to explore their passion for art, coding, digital design, music, theater, and more while club time at the end of each week is an opportunity for students to socialize, have fun, and engage in activities they enjoy.
Our athletics program operates year-round with students participating in soccer, basketball, volleyball, and/or ultimate frisbee during any given season. At CA, we really do have something for everyone. Through their choices, students can experiment, explore, and further discover who they are and what brings them joy.
At Commonwealth Academy, we recognize that everyone learns at their own pace in their unique way. To better challenge our students who seek to go beyond the skills and content of our core classes, we offer Middle School students the opportunity to participate in our Passion Projects program, which allows students to independently engage in a rigorous project designed in collaboration with a teacher. Many of our twice-exceptional (2e) students love participating in our Passion Projects program because it provides the creative outlets needed in tandem with our core classes. For our eighth-grade students, we also offer Honors coursework options.
At its foundation, Commonwealth Academy’s core program includes several accommodations and supports for all students, including but not limited to:
Small class sizes
Multiple layers of executive functioning support
These built-in accommodations are universal for all students and all classes. In addition to these features, our Middle School students benefit from an Advisory program that explicitly teaches EF skills, promotes social-emotional wellness, and allows students to build community and school spirit. Should students require or request additional support outside of what is standard within the program, our dedicated Support Team, in collaboration with faculty members, will provide students with the extra scaffolding, differentiation, accommodations, etc. they may need to thrive within our rigorous program.