Arts at CSW

The arts are a vital and integral part of CSW's academic program. Our commitment to the arts stems from our belief that creativity and the willingness to take risks is central to a meaningful education. Coursework in the arts, both visual and performing, carries as much weight, rigor, and discipline as traditional academic subjects.

Courses in the art department offer tremendous depth and variety—from drawing to sculpture, songwriting to music theory, from ballet to contact improvisation, and lighting design to full-scale dramatic productions. We emphasize process over product, and students of all skill levels will find opportunities to participate and grow within our program.

Students have many opportunities to showcase their work throughout the year, including the spectacular Evening of the Arts in December, when the departments come together for a night of fashion show, art exhibits, theatre and music performances.

Arts Highlights Include:

The End-of-Mod Art Show features an entire mod's worth of student work in the visual arts. The shows take place on the last day of each mod in the Community Gallery in the Garthwaite Center for Science and Art.

The Fall and Spring Productions feature full-length dramatic or musical productions. Students are a part of nearly every part of production, from acting to costume and lighting design.

Rock/Pop Ensemble features a musical performance around a particular style or artist. In recent years, the ensemble has performed tributes to the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Queen.

Evening of the Arts  is our annual showcase celebrating all of the arts disciplines at CSW, featuring student art exhibits, the Wearable Arts fashion show, theatre and music performances.

International Theatre Company is a student theatre troupe that performs plays with global themes and/or by international playwrights.

Student Directors Workshop offers students chance to direct their peers in one act plays.

Pocket Players is a traveling, bilingual group that performs in American Sign Language and spoken English. Students perform short plays for both hearing and deaf audiences at schools and venues in the greater Boston area.

'Touch of Genius'

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      "There is a place for art in everyone’s life, regardless of their ambitions or self-perception. We look for something positive in every artistic attempt and encourage our students to build on that subtle, but very real, touch of genius.”

      Tom Evans
      Visual Arts Teacher

Arts Department Chairs

List of 4 members.

  • Barbara Whitney 

    Chair of the Theatre Department, Theatre Teacher
    Year Appointed: 2013
  • Michael Weinstein 

    Chair, Music Department/Music Teacher
    Year Appointed: 1999
  • Nailah Randall-Bellinger 

    Dance Department Chair/Dance Teacher
    Year Appointed: 2011
  • Tony Loreti 

    Visual Arts Department Chair/Photography Teacher
    Year Appointed: 1997
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The Cambridge School of Weston is a coed day and boarding private school, located near Boston, for students in grades 9-12 and PG. 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.