Academic Program

Our Academic Program

The Cambridge School of Weston’s progressive and intensive academic program challenges our students to be inquisitive, innovative, and invested learners. Built upon the progressive philosophy of John Dewey, our academic approach puts students at the heart of everything we do.
We give students the opportunity to actively shape their education through our distinctive Module System, which has been a cornerstone of CSW’s academic approach since 1973. Throughout the year, students take just a handful of classes at a time, allowing for longer class hours and intensive study in each subject area.

We offer incredible breadth and depth in our curriculum—with more than 300 courses to choose from, no two student schedules are alike. The flexibility and variety within the Mod Plan allow our students to meet core academic requirements and explore individual curiosities and passions at the same time.
In all of our classes, we incorporate the use of primary resources for research, advocate learning through multiple perspectives, encourage lively discussion and debate, and emphasize our commitment to social justice—in the words we speak, and in the actions we take. Through our dynamic program, CSW students learn to think critically and creatively, to ask questions, and to develop self-awareness and discipline.

‘I love the Mod Plan’

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      "I love the Mod Plan because it's fast paced and it allows me to study a broad range of subjects throughout the year. The amount of choice the system provides is incredible and the longer class times give me the opportunity to really delve into the subject matter." — Matt H., Belmont, MA

Academic Office

List of 3 members.

  • Chris Ellsasser 

    Academic Dean
    Teachers College, Columbia University - Ed.D.
    Year Appointed: 2015
  • Deb McCullough 

    Assistant Academic Dean
    Bradford College - B.A
    Lesley University - M.Ed
    Year Appointed: 2015
  • Jordana Ross 

    Assistant Registrar, Administrative Assistant, International Student Coordinator
    Bard College - B.A.
    Year Appointed: 2010
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.