About Us

Who We Are

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive, day and boarding school for grades 9 through 12, with a post graduate program. Established in 1886, we are dedicated to fostering individual strengths and multiple intelligences through a wide range of challenging courses and a variety of teaching styles.
Our unique Module System fosters deep learning and innovative teaching in all disciplines. Classes are an hour-and-a-half long, and students concentrate intensely on three subjects at a time. Our curriculum is diverse and interdisciplinary, combining demanding academics with extensive offerings in the visual and performing arts.
Students are encouraged to explore new educational experiences and areas of study, and to be proactive in planning their academic schedules. We offer more than 250 courses. No two student schedules are alike. Each student works with an advisor and the Academic Office to create a unique academic schedule that balances personal interests with college expectations and the school's requirements for graduation. Ultimately, each student schedule aims to provide balance, rigor, and stimulation throughout the year.

CSW Quick Facts

325 students in grades 9-12 and PG, with approximately 70% day students and 30% boarding students.
Students come from 66 Massachusetts communities, from 12 states, and 13 countries outside of the United States.
Average class size is 12 to 14.
Student to Teacher ratio is 6 to 1.

37% of our faculty and 20% of our students are people of color. Faculty of color teach across disciplines from English to History, from Math and Science to Dance and performing arts. Our staff of color hold senior leadership positions as deans, directors of departments and senior administrators.
More than 250 courses offered through our innovative Module System.
80 percent of our faculty hold advanced degrees. They are published authors, accomplished artists and musicians, and respected scholars in their field of study.
CSW is located on 65 acres of wooded campus, about 12 miles outside of Boston.

Accreditation and Affiliations

The Cambridge School of Weston is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and its affiliations include:

  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • The Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)
  • The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • A Better Chance
  • Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC)
  • The College Board
  • Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB)

'Discover What Makes Your Heart Leap'

    • <br>"School ought to be a place where students discover the things that make their hearts leap, and where they absorb values, skills and standards around which they can build their lives."<br><br><b>Jane Moulding</b><br>Head of School

      "School ought to be a place where students discover the things that make their hearts leap, and where they absorb values, skills and standards around which they can build their lives."

      Jane Moulding
      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.