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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
45 Georgian Road
Weston, MA 02493
Telephone
(781) 642-8600

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$49,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$61,200
Received Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid
$34,000
From The Cambridge School of Weston

A leader among America's progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school in Weston, MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address challenging 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 about themselves and in the world around them.

In place of a more traditional model, the CSW calendar year is divided into six, six-week modules in a framework we know as the Mod System. Each mod, students take no more than three blocks of academic classes that meet on a daily basis. With over 250 courses to choose from, this setup allows for breadth, depth, and curricular agency you won't find at any other school.

We believe in the power of our approach to be transformative.

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The Cambridge School of Weston Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
71 responses
Average ACT
31
38 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Diversity Day
    22%
  • Evening of the arts
    22%
  • Boat Dance
    17%
  • Illuminarium
    17%
  • Social Justice Day
    11%
  • Don’t have a favorite
    6%
  • The lack of homecoming and pep rallies.
    6%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    30%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    325
    14%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    29%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    63%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    25%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

    The Cambridge School of Weston Reviews

    55 reviews
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    I went to CSW back in the 1970's ,my mother's idea , because I was on the verge of dropping out of school. I just wanted to be an artist, and saw no reason to go any farther,but after a year at CSW I loved the teachers and students, and many remained lifetime friends.I was able to direct my own course and went on to college, and became a professional artist. Since then I've travelled the world,exhibited over 100 times ,many times in Europe,China,Canada, the USA, and Korea.The teachers were excellent!
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    I'm a current parent with one child here and another child at a traditional top-tier boarding school, and I must say that I'm very impressed with all my and my child's interactions with CSW faculty thus far, along with the pervasive intellectuality and "artistic-ness"of the place. We are happy with this school but we did do our homework and weighed pros & cons. While it's not for every kid -and what school is?- it suits more kids than people might think. The sports are good enough and you get to sidestep the jock culture/hierarchy that a lot of kids are happy to do without. Good preparation for college, and good college placement to boot!
    The academics are great. You will find kids who are really there to learn and some kids who aren't. But as long as you put the effort in you will get a lot out of the school. The faculty is wonderful, almost all of them are helpful if you have trouble understanding the material, and will listen to you if you're having other issues you want to discuss. I've only had problems with a two teachers. When I first came here I loved the school culture, everyone was super kind and welcoming. However, in the past two years, this year especially, the type of kids who go here has changed significantly. The kids are much more clique-y, obnoxious, snobby, and partiers. There is a great group of lgbtq kids here and it's a very liberal school. I've made some amazing friends here, although most of them have graduated or are going to graduate in a week. Our sports are fine but this is definitely not a school for someone who wants good athletics. The college counselors here are also great!