Student Life

Community Service


We don't just talk the talk. Our students also walk the walk and give back not only to our school, but to the community at large. Every student is required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service per year, though a majority of our students do much more than that. Through our relationships with numerous non-profit organizations, students are given a range of opportunities from volunteering at soup kitchens and organizing food, clothing and book drives, to building houses for Habitat for Humanity or responding to national disasters.
 
Service work can be completed over the summer, during D-Blocks, over a weekend, or with ongoing projects. Each student's interests can guide the work they do, and they can create an individual plan with the community service coordinator and their advisor to complete the requirements. Students who wish to get involved in a more comprehensive way may join the school's Community Service Learning Committee. Each year the student-led group designs and implements school-wide service learning and social justice workshops and events. In addition, they help develop a service learning vision for the school.

The Community Service Learning Committee also regularly maintains a CSW community service Facebook page during the school year and updates it with the latest news and opportunities.

No matter the path they choose or decide to create on their own, our students’ powerful capacity to make a difference in the world always inspires us.
 

Past Community Service Events at CSW

Keeping Neighbors Warm

Each holiday season, students sew dozens of quilts for local Waltham shelters that serve homeless children. Hundreds of quilts have been donated through this effort. The effort originally began as a student-run community service project, but it has since developed into a class during D-block, which gives more students access to sewing machines and quilting materials.

A Sample of Past Opportunities

• Walk for Hunger
• Food Project
• Bikes Not Bombs
• East End House
• Casa Nueva Vida
• StandUp for Kids - Boston
• Appalachian Mountain Club
• Rosie's Place
• Charles River Watershed Association
• Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged
• Kartwheels in Motion
• Hyde Square Task Force
• Buddy Dog Humane Society
• SubUrban Justice
• Partners in Health
• Where There Be Dragons
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The Cambridge School of Weston is a coed day and boarding private 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.