The Cambridge School of Weston - Review #6

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The Cambridge School of Weston

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
I participated in theater, field hockey and was "guild master" for the darkroom, allowing me to open the darkroom for photography students after hours.
College Enrolled:
Ithaca College
Home Town, State:
Winchester, MA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
CSW is unique in that instead of semesters or quarters, we had 7 Modules of 5 weeks each. Because we only have 4 classes per module at 1.5 hours each, we are able to squeeze in a "regular school's" year's worth of curriculum in only 4 mods!Also all students are required to take 3 athletic credits. As this is a more arts-focused school, many students aren't as athletically inclined. Students are able to get athletic credit from participating in plays as well!
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I feel that CSW gave me a lot of confidence in myself. I was able to learn and explore who I am as a person without judgment. The classes gave me confidence to speak out and when I got to college, i was one of the few folks who spoke freely and confidently in class.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wish i had attended for all four years! I found it very easy to make friends at csw and i would advise kids to just be yourself and you'll find your group :)
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the art focus and the all-inclusive acceptance of the student body and the teachers. I also loved the mod system and the opportunity to craft my curriculum based on my interests. The long classes allowed for intense learning and i felt that i got a lot more out of the classes at csw than i did at public school.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
If you can get off campus, go to Dairy Joy for a malt!!


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that i was able to squeeze in more academics in a school year due to the mod system. Also the longer class hours allowed for more in depth discussions. Teachers were passionate about their subjects and we had additional/alternative subjects to traditional schools such as zoology!


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Some sports were taken very seriously and competitive while others weren't. I loved having boys on our field hockey team! The basketball team is consistently ranked among other private schools

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
As an arts-oriented school, CSW's Visual Arts, Music and Theater programs are top notch! We also have a wonderful dance program. At the end of every mod there is an art show to showcase student work and many students are recognized by the state!

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I participated in SALSA (Students Advocating Life without Substance Abuse) and we would go to elementary schools and talk about our choices not to use drugs or alcohol. I enjoyed being a positive role model for children in the community.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm parents and students get along well. We feel like a family as some dorm parents even had children with us! The campus is surrounded by trees so it was nice to walk around in nature after hours.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Many vegetarian/vegan options! locally sourced and delicious food. All students must participate in kitchen duty which is humbling.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Weston is a small but affluent town. There are a few great local places to eat off campus. We also were able to take after hours/weekend trips into Boston in less than an hour. We went trick or treating in the Weston neighborhoods and got large candy bars!
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
CSW is an alternative school in that those types of people who might be considered outcasts or not popular in public school are very popular and revered! There is a social group for every type of person at CSW: jocks, nerds, artists etc!
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Alumni Reviews Review School

The Cambridge School of Weston Alumni #1
Class of 1980
5.00 10/22/2017
UMass Boston
I started very soon after the module system started at CSW. The module academic system coupled with an integrated studies design or approach to curricula are two aspects that truly make CSW unique.In addition. . .
The Cambridge School of Weston Alumni #2
Class of 2016
5.00 8/28/2017
University of Vermont
The Cambridge School of Weston is a liberal arts institution filled with some of the most incredible teachers in the world. The atmosphere is incredible. There is a special place for every student, teacher, and. . .
The Cambridge School of Weston Alumni #3
Class of 2004
5.00 8/28/2017
Hamilton College
The academic program at CSW was surely the most obvious attribute that made it unlike any other school. The "module program" , along with broad requirements, allowed a really personalized and self-directed education. At no. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,300
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $58,500
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update