Apply to CSW

The Cambridge School of Weston welcomes applications from bright, intellectually curious, motivated boarding and day students. We look for creative thinkers and bold learners who will be positive, contributing members of our diverse and close-knit community. This portion of the website will guide you through our application process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us! 

Applicants from mainland China should refer to Supplemental Information for Applicants from Mainland China.

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  • Applying After January 15

    Applications may be considered after January 15, as space permits. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions about space availability or the spring phase of our application process. Learn more
  • Request Information

    Complete our online inquiry form or call our office to request our view book, course listings, tuition information, and application checklist. You’ll also be added to our mailing list so that you can receive invitations to campus events and updates throughout the application process.
  • Campus Visit & Interview

    Students in their application year are invited to visit campus.  Your visit will last approximately 1.5-2 hours and will allow you to tour campus, step into classes, and meet with an admissions counselor to discuss your experiences, interests, and questions. Interviews are conducted Monday-Friday while school is in session, and applicants must complete the interview process prior to February 1.

    Students who are unable to travel to campus for an interview should call or email the office to request a Skype interview after completing and submitting the student and parent application forms. 
  • Open House (10/15/17 or 11/4/17) or Information Sessions (12/5/17 or 1/08/18)

    We invite prospective students and their families to learn more about our engaging academics and inclusive community during one of our fall Open Houses! Along with informational sessions, you will also have an opportunity to speak with faculty, students, and parents. 

    If you are unable to make it to one of our Admissions Open Houses, and you are not yet sure if you want to pursue admission to CSW, you may find an Information Session/Tour helpful. This is a family's first introduction to CSW, so is not appropriate for those families who have attended Open House or have scheduled a Campus Visit. It includes a 20-minute introductory information session followed by an abbreviated campus tour. Families who decide to apply to CSW will need to schedule an admissions interview, which will include an extended campus tour that will step into classrooms.
  • Submitting Application Materials (by January 15, 2018)

    The first step in the application process is to set up your online account with Ravenna, our web-based application system. Through Ravenna, you’ll be able to work on and save the different pieces of your application—detailed below—as well as email and/or download the school and recommendation forms.

    Our online application system, Ravenna, will walk you through the steps to:

    Submit family application materials:
    • Application for Admission
    • Application Fee ($50 for domestic students, $100 for international students)
    • Student Questions, which must be filled out by the student
    • A 2-3 page graded academic paper
    • Parent/Guardian Questions
    • Optional Supplemental Materials, such as writing samples, art portfolios, or additional recommendations
    Send requests for teacher recommendation and school records to the appropriate people:
    • Current School Official Recommendation, transcript for previous year, and current grades (Applicants to upper grades must submit transcripts for all years of high school.)
    • Current English Teacher Recommendation
    • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
    • Dorm Parent Recommendation (for any applicant who has been a boarding student in the past two years)
    Also Required:

    Standardized Testing
    • All applicants must complete one of the following exams: SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, SAT, or ACT. Scores for the SSAT or ISEE must be sent to CSW directly. CSW’s test code for the SSAT is 2020; for the ISEE it is 222350. Scores from a PSAT, SAT, or ACT exam must be sent to us directly from your current school. Scores should be received by our office before the January 15 application deadline.
    • International applicants for whom English is not their native language are required to submit official TOEFL scores, as well. Our test code for the TOEFL is 9641.
    Supplemental instructions for homeschooled applicants are available here.

    Supplemental instructions for applicants from mainland China are available here.
  • Applying for Financial Aid (by February 1, 2018)

    Families applying for financial aid are required to submit their online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on or before February 1. The PFS should be completed and submitted online to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) and list CSW as a recipient. Signed copies of your 1040 and all schedules, W-2s, and 1099s must be submitted to the processing center by February 15. For more information, visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page.
  • Decision Time (3/10/18)

    We will notify you of your admission decision on March 10. Due to delays with international mail, we will also notify international applicants via email by March 12. 
  • Revisit Events (early April)

    Admitted students and their parents or guardians are invited to revisit events in early April. You’ll have the chance to speak with current students, teachers and administrators and to attend classes with current students prior to making an enrollment decision. Please note that boarding families are encouraged to attend a particular Revisit Day (TBD).
  • Enrollment (by April 10)

    Admitted students who choose to attend CSW must return the enrollment contract and non-refundable deposit to the Admissions Office by April 10.
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.