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Cambridge Friends School

5 Cadbury Road
Cambridge, MA 02140

(617) 354-3880


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Pre-Kindergarten program includes specialist-led classes in music, art, PE and library.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers have a student-centered approach to teaching. They believe that meeting the needs of individual children means finding the best way to support individual children's growth and development. They keep abreast of new research and methodologies, and rely on their prior knowledge and years of teaching experience to guide them in supporting and working with individual children and their families.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that learning is not only acquiring a body of information but a process and a mode of inquiry. Our curriculum is designed to...stimulate intellectual integrity and love of learning in all students"

-from CFS Mission Statement