It is the mission of Cambridge Friends School(CFS) to provide an outstanding education. Guided by Quaker principles, Cambridge Friends engages students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. They expect all students to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, and spiritual potential, to challenge oppression, and to contribute to justice and understanding in the world. A CFS education is rooted in academic excellence. Students are taught to think critically, question the world around them, and dive deeply into topics of interest. The result is students with not only a breadth and depth of knowledge, but also the skills to research, write, and communicate that knowledge. A CFS education sees the light in every student.
Each student is celebrated and respected for who they are and where they have come from. A CFS education is centered in antibias work. Cambridge Friends is committed to being an antiracist community—that is, to be a community that more actively challenges racism. The school is also committed to appreciating and celebrating the lives of LGBTQ+ people, while educating children about the serious problems posed by homophobia and heterosexism.
A Cambridge Friends School education is grounded in thoughtful pedagogy. Drawing on educational best practices and backed by research, their curriculum is purposefully designed to meet the academic, social/emotional, and developmental needs of each child.