Planning for the future of The Cambridge School of Weston is vital to ensuring our continued strength as a progressive and innovative institution. Four key initiatives form the central architecture of our strategic plan: Health and Wellness, Global Engagement, Social Justice and Teaching and Learning. In addition, integrated into these key initiatives are two connecting strands: financial and environmental sustainability and model use of technology use and digital media. In the last decade, we have worked towards building a CSW that reflects not only our values as a progressive institution but strengthens our position in these key areas.
Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness is central to our core mission to enable our students to become thoughtful, creative, socially responsible, healthy adults. We aim to enhance our facilities, curriculum, and programmatic offerings to support physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth and development. At CSW, Health and Wellness is seen as more than just curriculum or a facility—it is a way of life. We strive to foster knowledge and experiences to allow members of our community to understand the components of good health and to pursue their vision of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Understanding and appreciating global issues is a critical component of being a well-educated citizen of the 21st century – it is at the heart of a socially conscious individual. As such, we strive to increase students’ awareness of other cultures and teach how our interactions with them can lead to solutions to key international environmental, economic, social and political issues.
Learning how to form a more socially just world and recognizing our place in it, both as individuals and as a community, is essential and integral to the mission and values of CSW. Believing in, understanding, dissecting, and living Social Justice through a diverse and equitable curriculum, through encouraging debate, discussion and participation, as well as modeling it through our own teaching, hiring, and operations helps students, faculty, and staff develop empathy, compassion and respect for humanity and helps foster fairness, equality and peace in the world.
Learning and Teaching
We believe it is essential to not only to lay the educational foundation necessary for our students to thrive amid the rigors of college, but also teach skills that reflect the dynamic changes and needs to thrive in the 21st century. As part of this process, we are evaluating what skills we see as essential to a 21st century classroom, evaluate what are we currently doing well and what we could like to be doing better, and how we should move forward to prepare our students not only for the here and now, but for the future.