Transfer Students

At CSW, we understand that some students decide to explore new schools after ninth grade. Perhaps you seek a more challenging program or to take more classes in your areas of interest. Maybe you yearn to be among inspiring peers and passionate teachers who really care about getting to know you as a person. Or you simply know that you want more from your high school experience.

Whatever reasons may be driving your consideration of a new high school, CSW welcomes applications from qualified transfer students. In fact, we intentionally add a number of transfer students into our community each year. We know that transfer students bring unique experiences and perspectives to our classrooms, and we can’t wait to learn more about your passions and interests through the application process!

Unsatisfied with your current high school experience?

There's no denying it. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused innumerable challenges for students and schools across the nation. But here at The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW), taking on challenge is what we do best, with a highly progressive academic model that is inherently nimble, responsive, and reliable.


Our unique Mod System has already afforded us great flexibility in shifting in and out of online learning — so much so, that many other independent schools and colleges are now following suit.


With frequent, clear, and direct communications, you'll never feel left in the dark about the school's plans and protocols. Regular (virtual) parent town meetings and feedback surveys give you a direct line to school leadership.


At a time when many schools are making cuts to critical arts offerings, CSW's commitment to the arts remains stronger than ever. CSW coursework in the arts, both visual and performing, carries as much weight, rigor, and discipline as traditional academic subjects. Check out the recent Rock/Pop tribute Stevie Wonder and see what our students were able to create in Mods 1-3: 

Mod 1 Art Show
Mod 2 Art Show
Mod 3 Art Show


With an average class size of 13 students, you can be sure that your child will be seen, heard, and known at CSW. Our smaller classes have also been of great benefit during the pandemic, facilitating physical distancing in our classrooms and allowing us to offer safe, in-person learning. 

I wanted my learning to mean something more than just how to take tests.

“I was drawn to the progressive nature of CSW and the ability to choose so many classes to create my own path through high school. I wanted my learning to mean something more than just how to take tests, and at CSW it does.

The transition to CSW as a new tenth grader was very smooth, thanks to a really helpful orientation, friendly students, and teachers who are clearly excited to be here. I’m so grateful that I decided to transfer to CSW!”

Chase, Newton, MA

I came to CSW for its culture of intellectual curiosity and individualism.

“As an enthusiastic student who enjoys learning for the sake of learning, I came to CSW for its culture of intellectual curiosity and individualism. The students and classes here are innovative, engaging, and fun, and I've been able to learn about a variety of unique and meaningful topics in all academic disciplines.
It was easy for me to find my place at CSW as a new tenth grader. The teachers at CSW care deeply for their students, and it was through my fast-formed connections with them that I began to feel at home here. I also made a lot of friends through joining the Fall Theatre Production. If you have a passion—art, robotics, music, or anything really—you'll find new friends who share that passion. You might even be inspired to pick up a few more passions along the way!”   

— Julian, Wellesley, MA

At CSW, I was able to take such a wide range of challenging courses that I was genuinely interested in.

“I transferred to CSW because I wanted to finish my high school years at a high school in the States, and I was drawn to CSW specifically because of the amazing boarding program and the unique Mod System. At CSW, I was able to take such a wide range of challenging courses that I was genuinely interested in, and I made life-long connections with both day and boarding students, as well as faculty.”

Katie, Orenburg, Russia

Meet Melisa Kjellander, Transfer Admissions Counselor

As an Admissions Counselor and Dorm Parent at CSW since 2007, I’ve had the opportunity to see many transfer student success stories firsthand! CSW has a remarkably welcoming, inclusive community and unparalleled opportunities for students to shape their experiences and our community. As the Transfer Admissions Counselor, I’m here to help with any transfer-related questions, from how credits translate to our Mod System to how we support students in their transition to CSW. Feel free to email me!

— Melisa Kjellander, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Dorm Parent

Learning During the Pandemic: What Parents Say

"We're in touch with family and friends who have children at schools all over the country grappling with this situation. We could not be more grateful that our high-schooler and our family is part of CSW right now."
Phebe P '21

"A huge thank you to all the CSW teachers, administrators and staff for all the work behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for our students during this challenging time. We appreciate all the ways you have created a safe environment for them to connect, learn, and be part of the CSW experience." — Krista P'22
CSW Admissions Office
45 Georgian Road
Weston, MA 02493

Office Hours:
The CSW Admissions Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

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.