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Meet Jane

Jane Moulding joined The Cambridge School in Weston in 2002, and is one of the longest serving heads of school since our founding in 1886. Throughout her time as head, Jane has helped build a CSW that is true to its progressive roots and one that has remained open to new ideas, innovation and engagement, and to exploration and change.
 
During the last 15 years, the school has seen both financial and enrollment growth as well as expansion of campus facilities, including the addition of the Health & Fitness Center, the Garthwaite Center for Science and Art and the Warren House dormitory. With Jane as head, the school also led the launch of the Progressive Education Lab, a visionary teacher-training program for aspiring progressive educators which opened in the fall of 2012.

“CSW is like a big playground of ideas, each one of them ready to bounce off another, and in my time here, I have thrived on connections and creativity. More and more, I realize how small our world is and it makes me want to learn more about the ways we can live together and with each other in that world. I want our community to engage with the world at large, to channel the power and knowledge of our world to ensure that CSW graduates continue to go out into it and help change it for the better.”

Jane, who grew up in Warwickshire, England, earned her undergraduate degree in English and German literature from the University of Warwick and her teaching certificate from the University of Nottingham. She also received a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University. Jane has taught in schools around the world, from her native England to The Netherlands, Libya, and now, Massachusetts.
 
Before joining CSW, Jane was the director of the middle school at Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass. She has also served on the board of directors for the Association of Independent Schools of New England and as chair of the Seeking Educators of Color Consortium.
 
“I want the world to know who we are and how we equip students to solve problems, live creatively and lead intelligently. I hope we can continue to be a place where new ideas are played with, where diversity of thinking and being can be respected and harnessed."

Jane's Pocket Change

List of 3 news stories.

  • All Ears with Gustavo Brasil

    Jane Moulding
    If you know music teacher Gustavo Brasil, it should come as no surprise to hear that he is the proud pet-owner of a bunny named “Jazz.” Gustavo’s genuine passion for jazz (the musical genre), and music in general, is evident in the energy and enthusiasm of his teaching and the music he creates and directs. And let’s not forget his killer sense of humor, a trait that serves him well with his teenage students.

  • Losing LeGuin

    Jane Moulding
    A few weeks ago, in my conversation with English Department faculty Jeannette Lee-Parikh and Samantha Simpson, we discussed the power of reading, especially reading that helps promote and develop empathy in students. As a teacher of English for pretty much my whole adult life I have been on a continual search, a search for books written by women on topics that appeal to a range of student ages and to all gender identities. Teaching ninth graders in a previous school I came across The Eye of the Heron by Ursula K. LeGuin. It’s a slim volume, not especially complex, but a book with a strong female hero, Luz. Usually considered one of LeGuin’s minor novels, it covers the themes she wrote about for much of her life: the social construction of gender, pacifism, different societies (usually alien against earth) in conflict fueled by clashing values. These themes are developed in The Left Hand of Darkness (a former CSW summer read in the days of Alorie Parkhill, who loved LeGuin too) and The Dispossessed. LeGuin’s work is mostly science fantasy and she creates societies that mirror ours in insightful ways.

  • Reflections after Diversity Day

    Jane Moulding
    In and of itself, spending a day without “normal” classes in mostly student-run programming may seem at best curious—and at worst questionable. But CSW is not like other schools. Taking time away from our usual curriculum means that we are taking the time we need and want—to delve into current issues, and to share what others might not know about our cultures. Diversity Day is student leadership in action, and I want to thank the members of our Diversity Committee and their adult advisors for making this day happen.

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Jane Moulding
Head of School

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The Cambridge School of Weston
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The Cambridge School of Weston is a day and boarding independent 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.