The Cambridge School Of Weston
- The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive, day and boarding school for bold learners and creative thinkers in grades 9-12 (with a post-graduate program).
- We provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program.
- We offer an innovative and rigorous academic program that fosters critical thought, hands-on, experiential learning and deep academic inquiry.
- Students choose from more than 300 courses through our unique Mod System; no two student schedules are alike.
- A CSW education is not a passive experience-it`s a process that engages students in discovering who they are and what their contribution will be to their school, their community, and the world.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Total Students||335 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 24%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||55 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|Number of AP Courses||20 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Advanced Essay Portfolio, Advanced Mathematics Seminar, Advanced Writing Workshop, Art and Science of the Human Body, Calculus (A, B, C), Examining Media as a Mirror: A Statistical and Visual Approach to Deconstructing False Narratives, Field Research Seminar, Issues in Global and National Public Health: Analysis and Action, Marine Biology, Meanings of Love, Molecular Biology, Neotropics of Latin America, Off Campus to China and Taiwan, Off Campus to France, Organic Chemistry, Propositional Calculus and Logic, Re-Ordering Chaos, Statistics, Studies of Flight, The Art of Prediction,|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15 / Mar. 15 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$47,500|
|Tuition Notes||Boarding student tuition is $59,400.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$32,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Trish Saunders|
|Admissions Associate||Melisa Kjellander|
|Endowment Size||$7 million|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Dance,
Field Hockey, Lacrosse,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||68 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Advisory Board, Board of Trustees, Boarding Life, Chorus, Community Service Learning, Curriculum Committee, Diversity Committee, Dormitory Board, Environmental Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, Hip Hop Dance Group, Jewish Culture Club, Judicial Board, Literary Magazine, Model United Nations, Photography Club, SALSA (Students Advocating for Life without Substance Abuse), Tech Challenge Robotics Team, United Students of Color, Yearbook Committee|
Club or Organization:
Asian Affinity Group, assembly coordinators, circle of sisters (for women of color), Dorm Leaders, FemCo, Gender and Sexual Minorities, Interfaith Club, Mixed Heritage Affinity Group, Peer Mentors, Queer People of Color, Radio CSW, Social Justice Day, Sociedad Latinx, Sustainability Committee, Theatre productions, United Rights of Children Club, White Students Against Racism
Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella, African Dance, Ballet, Chinese Cultural dance, Dance Concert, Improv Theatre, Indian Cooking, Japanese Calligraphy, Japanese Cooking, Jazz Ensemble, Modern Dance, Pocket Players (ASL theatre), Poetic Justice (slam poetry), Rock/Pop Ensemble, Songwriting
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton, cardio boxing, Cycling Club, Dodgeball, Fencing, Golf, Indoor Rock Climbing, Indoor soccer, Martial Arts, Pilates, Recreational Frisbee, Recreational Tennis, Table Tennis, Wilderness Program, Yoga, Zumba
- The Module System: The Module System has been a cornerstone of our academic approach since 1973. During any given module, students focus intensively on just three academic subjects a day. The longer class periods allow teachers to use a variety of teaching techniques to engage all learners. Taking fewer classes at one time-yet more courses over the course of a year-allows students to build a solid foundation of applicable skills from a true liberal arts core, and to dive deeply into the artistic and academic subjects covered in our more than 300 course offerings.
- Creative Thinking: At CSW, creative thinking isn't confined to the Art Department. Students are challenged to explore new ways of thinking and fresh approaches to problem-solving in our process-oriented approach to learning. Our faculty members are practicing writers, artists, mathematicians and researchers who bring their own passions to the classroom, building an innovative curriculum that is responsive to emerging and interdisciplinary topics. Students learn to explore the intersections of these disparate subjects and to find imaginative solutions to tangible problems.Experiential Learning: Active, participatory learning is central to the student experience. Classes connect students with course content in a personally meaningful way through livelydebate, hands-on experiences, laboratories, studios, service-based learning, collaborative projects and off-campus research. Students are asked to reflect, revise, and wrestle with complexity. In this way, learning is an active and immersive process of discovery that leads students to develop and refine academic skills and passionate interests.Meaningful Relationships: CSW's community cultivates meaningful relationships characterized by respect, compassion, and open and honest communication. Everybody is on a first-name basis. Faculty and staff are approachable and committed to supporting and witnessing student growth in and out of the classroom. Students form close relationships with advisors, who are available to meet with them daily. As a community, we are invested in getting to know each other as individuals, soliciting and listening to each other`s opinions and celebrating each other`s accomplishments. We take care of each other, and the powerful relationships established here last well beyond graduation.
- A Mindful Community: A CSW education inspires a heightened awareness of issues that transcend the individual, such as social justice and global connectedness. In fact, we are proud to be the first high school in the country to institute a Social Justice Graduation Requirement! Students discover how to make substantive contributions to their school, their community and the world through school and community service, off-campus study, social activism, and on-campus workshops and events. Through involvement in Town Meetings, the Board of Trustees and various committees, students also play an essential role in school decision-making. As such, they become socially responsible citizens who honor the values of participation, inclusion, compassion and sustainability.Passionate, Powerful Students: Students take an active role in shaping their classroom environments, their academic schedules, and school policies. They learn that questioning the questions and forming a distinct point of view are both expected and valued. And they appreciate that CSW is a place to explore their passions and to take risks. As a result, students develop a strong sense of independence and self as they discover more about their character, passions, goals and ability to contribute to their communities.
- Our unique Module System fosters deep learning and innovative teaching in all disciplines. Classes are an hour and a-half long, and students concentrate intensely on three subjects at a time. Our curriculum is diverse and interdisciplinary, combining demanding academics with extensive offerings in the visual and performing arts.
- Students are encouraged to explore new educational experiences and areas of study, and to be proactive in planning their academic schedules. We offer 300 courses. No two student schedules are alike. Each student works with an advisor and the Academic Office to create a unique academic schedule that balances personal interests with college expectations and the school's requirements for graduation. Ultimately, each student schedule aims to provide balance, rigor, and stimulation throughout the year.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- ConcordGrades: 9-12 | 383 students
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
- GrotonGrades: 9-12 | 392 students
Po Box 992, 44 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
- ConcordGrades: 9-12 | 401 students
1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
- WalthamGrades: 9-12 | 180 students
785 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA 02452
- WestonGrades: 6-12 | 491 students
333 Winter St
Weston, MA 02493