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.