Cambridge Friends School is seeking a new Head of School to lead our community into our next 50 years.
The mission of Cambridge Friends School community leads us to view social justice and academic excellence as dependent upon each other. Built on a long-term commitment to progressive education, our project-based curriculum and hands-on experiences enable students to explore, apply, refine, and extend their learning, and our next leader will support and expand on these core tenets in the context of the Quaker testimonies of Equality, Peace, Integrity, Community, Simplicity and Stewardship.
Cambridge Friends School is a co-educational elementary and middle school (preK-8) established in 1961 under the care of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Located on 4.1 acres in a residential area of North Cambridge, the school currently enrolls 150 students, has a faculty, staff and administration of 50 and an operating budget of $4.7 million.
As the core of the School mission statement reads:
The mission of the Cambridge Friends School is to provide an outstanding education. Guided by Quaker principles, we engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community, strongly committed to social justice. We expect all students to develop their intellectual, physical, creative and spiritual potential, and through the example of their lives, to challenge oppression and to contribute to justice and understanding in the world.
This mission leads the Cambridge Friends School community to view social justice and academic excellence as dependent upon each other. The School defines academic excellence as attaining the skills, behaviors, habits, and routines necessary for thinking and learning both in the present and for life. This includes supporting the academic success of all students. Built on a long-term commitment to progressive education, a project-based curriculum and hands-on experiences enable students to explore, apply, refine, and extend their learning.CFS teachers interweave a strong academic program with Quaker testimonies of Equality, Peace, Integrity, Community, Simplicity and Stewardship. Teachers honor students’ various identities and acknowledge the impact these identities have on student learning.The school offers a rich set of co-curricular subjects as well as extra-curricular experiences including instrumental music and dance and, for middle school students, interscholastic sports.
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How to Apply
Please submit the following materials:
- Introduction letter describing your fit with the needs and community of CFS
- Statement of your educational philosophy and practices
- Response to CFS Mission statement
- Provide 5 references and contact information for each
If submitting hard copies, please mail to:
Cambridge Friends School
Head Search – Attn: Search Committee
5 Cadbury Rd.
Cambridge, MA 02140