The Cambridge School of Weston - Review #6

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The Cambridge School of Weston
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About the Author:

College EnrolledUniversity of Washington
Home Town, State Taipei
Years Attended Boarding School2
Activities During Boarding SchoolI was part of lots of things: basketball, dance concert, international theater, hip-hop and more.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The academic module system is something very unique; I have never heard of other schools with such a system. Taking at most three academic classes at a time prepared me for college ('cause that’s how college works), and breaks between mods gave us students an opportunity to recharge ourselves.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing would be dancing at CSW. I felt I grew so much as a dancer by dancing in concert with so many dancers that are better than I am.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wish I had run for a dorm leader position my senior year. I think I received so much from my boarding experience but wish I'd taken a leadership position to contribute back to the community.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I am most grateful that I made a few tight friends--the friends I know I'll keep in touch with for years.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Time changes things, but I would still recommend Kim Thai for some good Chinese food.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked how, after the requirements, we could choose our own classes.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
In a small boarding school, sports tied all the CSW Gryphon spirits together. We all shared our joys or tears as a whole.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I dance, and participating in the dance concert is what I enjoyed the most out of my time at CSW.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved chilling on the quad doing nothing. Just lying on the grass or chatting with some friends was all I needed on a bad day.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Fractured Fairy Tales! This is something that happens at the very beginning of the year, basically each dorm chooses a fairy tale and twists it to its own version with some rules. My dorm usually won, and I believe that was the reason why I liked it so much.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Regardless of the quality of the food (which is usually pretty good), I love the dining situation at CSW; all the kitchen staff are so friendly, and I can see they have put so much effort into every single meal.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Boston is a very brisk city; it has four distinct seasons. Weston has a nice atmosphere and although CSW itself is a bit remote, it is still near the commuter rail train station.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked how the international students bonded, sharing our cultures and languages.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
8:00 AMBreakfast
8:30 AMFirst class
10:00 AMAdvisor block
10:30 AMSecond class
12:00 AMLunch
1:00 PMThird class
2:45 PMDance or basketball
5:00 PMDinner
7:00 PMStudy hours
9:00 PMTheater practice or hanging out with friends
Weekend
10:00 AMBrunch
12:00 AMHarvard Square
5:00 PMDinner
7:00 PMSports game in Boston
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