Who We Are

The Greater Commonwealth Virtual School, a public school of choice, serves students from across Massachusetts who need a learning community that is accessible and flexible. We give our students and their families choices in what, how, when, and where they learn.

As a pioneer of online personalized learning, we empower our educators to tailor learning experiences to each student’s strengths, interests, and challenges. We redefine and change how students and teachers engage through innovative technology, while ensuring mastery of competencies embedded in a rigorous curriculum.

GCVS provides students of all abilities with the flexibility of an online curriculum that lets them learn from home while meeting all of the education standards of Massachusetts, under the guidance of state-certified teachers who are trained and have experience teaching in virtual school environments.

What We Offer

  • Online elementary, middle, and high school programs with both flexible and classroom-based options
  • Transparent communication from school to home, and back again
  • Learning platform that works on mobile and laptop devices
  • Important knowledge and skills taught by certified teachers
  • Free online and offline curriculum resources
  • Free loaner Chromebook for students while they are enrolled

Personalized Learning

As a Commonwealth Virtual School, GCVS delivers a transformative education with unique strengths and flexibility perfectly suited for the modern world. Our approach encourages critical thinking and an independent learning style that meets the key needs of diverse learners by providing educational resources that cultivate curiosity, exploration, and inquiry.

K-12 Curriculum

Our online school curriculum is a high quality alternative to home schooling that aligns to Massachusetts state standards, encouraging critical thinking and teaching important knowledge.

State-Certified Teachers

To teach in Massachusetts, educators must obtain licensure from the state. As an authorized public school, all GCVS teachers meet or exceed the Massachusetts requirements.


Between live classroom-based lessons and asynchronous, personalized classrooms, online school at GCVS gives students flexibility to learn however works best for them.

Tuition Free

GCVS is a free school for all Massachusetts residents. There is no tuition, and there are no hidden costs.

“GCVS is just like a regular school. We all interact with other students and teachers, regardless of the fact that our classes are online.”

Amber Malooly | GCVS graduate

We are excited to announce that here at GCVS we have a SEPAC group! SEPAC is a Special Education Parent Advisory Council that is run by parents here at the school. We are here to help and support you. Please reach out if you would like to join or if you have any questions. SEPACGCVS@gmail.com