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Weston, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
In Dewey’s eyes—and ours—the purpose of education goes beyond the acquisition of content and skills to the realization of one’s full potential and the ability to use those skills for the greater good. With teachers as guides, students take ownership of their learning and their lives, preparing them to become informed, engaged and effective participants in a democratic society.
Our dynamic program develops students’ ability to explore and engage with ideas—and people—with curiosity, courage, self-awareness, discipline, open-mindedness and a sense of personal responsibility. Purposeful classroom experiences and assessments allow students to develop and practice independent thinking, critical analysis, imaginative problem-solving, productive collaboration and constructive risk-taking. Our curriculum incorporates primary resources and multiple perspectives, and emphasizes our commitment to human rights and social justice. Creativity is intrinsically infused into every corner of our curriculum, from class projects to the studios to the playing fields. Teachers challenge students to push beyond perceived limitations and to make all of their work personally meaningful.
Our students are skilled in making connections—across disciplines and between people—and are already engaged in their community and the globalized, complex world they inhabit. Through participation, leadership and service, they develop a sense of who they are and what they can accomplish.
45 Georgian Road, Weston, Massachusetts, USA
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Summary: CSW's progressive and intensive academic program challenges students to be inquisitive, innovative, and pro-active learners. Classes emphasize substantive exchange and debate. Students are encouraged to think for themselves, ask questions, and go beyond obvious answers.
Department Director: Sara Honig
Average Class Size: 14
Full Time Teachers: 55
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 70.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6/1
Number of AP Courses Offered: 1
Summary: CSW provides a caring, close-knit, home-away-from-home for approximately 80 students from seven countries and twelve states. The hallmark of our boarding program is the sense of community it creates in its members, students and faculty alike.
Department Director: Aaron Hirsch
Number of Dorms: 4
Average Students Per Dorm: 21
No. of Girls Dorms: 2
No. of Boys Dorms: 2
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: CSW offers a rich variety of opportunities for students to join clubs and other organizations, serve on boards or committees, and to participate in a wide variety of activities.
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Athletics Department Director: Rich Bird
Summary: The Cambridge School of Weston approaches college counseling as a partnership between the student, counselor and parents. We believe the focus of the college application process should be encouraging students to engage in self-discovery in order to select excellent post-secondary opportunities.
Department Director: Will Weidman
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 99.00%
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