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School leader:  Dr. Susan Johnson
1321 Leslie Avenue
alexandria, VA 22301

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(703) 548-6912
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Amount of homework: Just right
Submitted by a parent · May 31, 2015
Homework used to be a nightmare. There used to be missing homework and confusion almost every night. C/A is very clear about homework expectations. Every assignment is posted. Our daughter understands her assignments and works hard but still... more

Develops honesty: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · May 31, 2015
Commonwealth Academy is small enough that the teachers (who really understand ADHD children) can focus on character traits such as honesty, integrity and fairness. The school has a high expectation of all of its students. No bullying is allowed.

Submitted by a parent · April 24, 2015
If you look in the dictionary under "transformative," you should find Commonwealth Academy. Our son's experience has been nothing less that that. After struggling through elementary school in a school that was ill-suited to his needs, we... more

Submitted by a parent · April 13, 2015
My son attended Commonwealth Academy in high school. With the help of an outstanding college counselor and supportive teachers, the college process went very smoothly. From selecting potential colleges, to applying (including essay writing), to... more

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Commonwealth Academy is an award-winning day school for average to superior students with learning differences or AD/HD. It offers a college prep program for students in grades 6-12, and a grade-level program with reading and math remediation for grades 4-5. Commonwealth’s curriculum is embedded with technology and compensatory strategies to help students confidently succeed in a socially supportive environment. Classes limited to 10 or fewer students, and instruction tailored to different learning styles, backed by state-of-the-art technology, give students the safety they need to take measured academic risks, express their curiosity, and advance their achievement. Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the State of Virginia to service Specific Learning Disabilities and ADHD and by the District of Columbia, Commonwealth offers a full range of academic classes, including honors courses, as well as graphic and performing arts, social activities, clubs, athletics, and community service. Dr. Susan Johnson, Head of School, received the 2010 Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award and David Roth, Middle School Director and History teacher was awarded the 2009-2010 CHADD Educator of the Year. Applications are being accepted for the current school year as space is available and for the following school year by March 1st. Please call Josh Gwilliam 703/548-6912 for a personal tour or visit Commonwealth Academy on the web at CommonwealthAcademy.org.

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Commonwealth Academy
1321 Leslie Avenue, alexandria, VA  22301
(703) 548-6912
Last modified Commonwealth Academy is a Private school that serves grades 3-12
Commonwealth Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top