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
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.
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 the flexibility to learn however works best for them.
GCVS is a free school for all Massachusetts residents. There is no tuition, and there are no hidden costs.
From Our Principal
Welcome to the Greater Commonwealth Virtual School. I am honored and grateful to be part of the leadership of this dynamic school community.
Students and staff come to GCVS to thrive in a school culture where they feel valued, heard, and safe. We encourage our students to define their personal success level, and we help them achieve it. We provide excellent support and services for our students through our central office staff, enrollment, information services, family and student engagement, counseling, special education, leadership at all school levels, and of course, our Massachusetts state-certified teachers.
As a GCVS parent, I have witnessed firsthand the care and connection that GCVS teachers build with their students. Whether in the classroom or a school-sponsored after-school club, the teachers are the backbone of our school community. They are committed to providing the best educational experience for our students.
Come as you are to GCVS; it is a great place to learn and grow.