A Letter from Lise Charlier to the CSW Community

Dear members of the CSW community,

It is an honor and thrill to be appointed as your next head of school. From the outset of this process, I felt a real affinity for CSW — I was immediately drawn in by the school’s mission and core values. It felt as though I had spent a lifetime preparing for this opportunity as I, too, deeply share these values. I have dedicated my professional and personal life to promoting student-centered teaching and learning, and to building communities that value diversity, equity, inclusion, and global engagement. I am eager to support and weave these cornerstones of CSW into all aspects of school life for students, faculty, and families. When I visited CSW in September, I was blown away by the palpable love of school emanating from everyone in the community — students, faculty, trustees, parents, and alumni/ae — and the commitment to progressive education and social justice evident in every conversation.

I look forward to working with all of you to build on CSW’s strong and beautiful foundation. Together we will guarantee that CSW remains an extraordinary school — a place where young people have the time and space to grow into the people that they want to be, in an environment that allows them to know and appreciate themselves and others, where they can ask questions freely and fully, engage in intellectual pursuit, and be kind and contributing members of society who seek social justice locally and globally.

I can’t wait to join you in July!

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.