A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At CSW, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them.
Our pedagogy is built upon the student-centered philosophy of John Dewey. In his 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 courses incorporate primary resources and multiple perspectives and emphasize our commitment to human rights and social justice. Creativity is intrinsically infused into every corner of our curriculum and teachers challenge students to push beyond perceived limitations and to make all of their work personally meaningful.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action Committee
SNAP (Science Nerd Advisory Posse)