About Us

Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

The Cambridge School of Weston'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.

Our Values

CSW's values are founded in its deep roots as a progressive, student-centered school. We honor individual thought and expression, inspire intellectual courage and foster respect for humanity and the environment. 

We welcome the perspectives of different ethnicities, races, classes, religions and sexual orientations that enhance our mutual understanding. Our respect for the unique gifts of each community member provides a safe environment where all can grow. 

We seek to balance the needs of the individual with those of the community. Within the framework of a caring, ethical school, we encourage constructive contribution beyond our campus. Students take an active role in decision-making, acquiring the tools to participate in a democratic society. 

Our core mission is to enable our students to become thoughtful, creative, socially responsible, healthy adults. That, we believe, is the best preparation for college—and for life.

CSW Values in Practice

• Original thinking and imaginative problem solving

• Personal investment and initiative

• Ongoing, honest and constructive guidance and dialogue

• Thoughtful risk-taking that shows a healthy disregard for the "impossible"

• Active participation in a mindful community that values inclusion, compassion, social justice and sustainability

Diversity Statement

In support of the mission of The Cambridge School of Weston, we seek to create a thriving, diverse community of students and adults in which human differences are understood, respected, and seen as vital reflections of the larger society and world. We value human diversity as a rich, living educational resource for the fulfillment of our mission, and believe multiculturalism to be the relevant and mutually beneficial societal norm.

Our definition of diversity includes the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion, and physical ability.

We aim for a community whose members feel safe enough to explore, confront, and challenge in open inquiry the dynamic multifaceted differences among them, and understand that such a community is crucial for our students' future successful participation in the wider world.
Adopted by the CSW Board of Trustees, October 2007
The Cambridge School of Weston
45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA 02493 • P. 781-642-8600
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.