Meet Head of School Lise Charlier

Born and raised in Haiti, Head of School Lise Charlier was educated in the Haitian, French, and American educational systems. She comes to CSW with over 25 years of administrative and teaching experience in the U.S. and abroad. She formerly served as director of studies and strategic initiatives at Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland. Prior to her role at Severn, Charlier was upper school assistant principal at Friends School of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. She has served on the board of trustees for Green Street Academy, the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS), the Cowles Charitable Trust, and most recently the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). She holds an MS in education from Johns Hopkins University and a BS from Georgetown University. 

Opportunities to Welcome Lise

Dear CSW community,

A new school year is underway and it is with much delight that we welcome Lise Charlier as our new head of school. In the time we have spent with Lise so far we have already found her to be a capable and accomplished educator, who leads with intellect, positivity, patience, and grace. She is smart, passionate, perceptive, and sensible. Her 25+ years of experience as a teacher and administrator is evident in her ability to build relationships, problem-solve, and innovate with creativity and confidence. She is a natural-born leader and a progressive thinker. All of this is to say — we cannot wait for you to meet her!

We have put together a series of gatherings this fall and spring so that each member of our community has the opportunity to meet Lise in person in a smaller, communal setting. Below is a list by date so that you may mark your calendars. We hope to see you at an event very soon!

Ann Gorson P’16
Chair of the Board
September 8 and September 15
The Cambridge School of Weston
Receptions for New Families
Registration Full

October 3, 2019
The Cambridge School of Weston
Reception for Past and Present Trustees

October 4–5, 2019
The Cambridge School of Weston
Family Visit Weekend: Drop-In Time with Lise
10/4: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
10/5: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

October 5, 2019
The Cambridge School of Weston
Family Visit Weekend: Luncheon for Boarding Families
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

October 15, 2019
The Cambridge School of Weston
Reception for Alumni/ae, Past Faculty, Past Parents & Friends

November 13, 2019
New York City
Alumni/ae Reception

February 18, 2020
Los Angeles
Alumni/ae Reception

February 20, 2020
San Francisco
Alumni/ae Reception

April 15, 2020
Washington, DC
Alumni/ae Reception

May 1–3, 2020
The Cambridge School of Weston
Reunion Weekend

May 15, 2020
The Cambridge School of Weston
Grandparents and Grandfriends Day
"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."

Head of School Lise Charlier

Head of School Blog

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Office of the Head of School

45 Georgian Road
Weston, MA 02493
Tel. 781-642-8612

Lise Charlier
Head of School

Sherrill Bounnell
Assistant to the Head of School
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.