The Cambridge Program

CONTACT US:  Westwood Front Office (352) 955-6718

David Lance Hardy

Cambridge Administrator

Assistant Principal

beth pearlman

Cambridge Coordinator

7th Grade ELA

Jennifer MacEwan

Cambridge Shadowing Coordinator

School Counselor


The Cambridge program at Westwood Middle School offers Florida BEST Standards with added rigor. Our goal is to increase students' ability and interest in being independent life-long learners. The students engage in collaborative learning that promotes critical thinking and integrates technology. They learn to communicate their ideas confidently through written and oral expression as they find solutions to problems and examine texts of history and literature.

Students who successfully engage in the Cambridge program at Westwood have been equally successful in pursuing advanced high school courses such as International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGSCE) courses, Advanced Placement courses, and advanced high school diplomas such as the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma or the International Baccalureate (IB) Diploma.

The 2023-24 Cambridge Application is currently closed.  

Please contact The Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Westwood to find out if your transfer student will qualify for the Cambridge program in the fall.  


Westwood Middle School is temporarily located at 1262 NW 31st Drive, in Gainesville, Florida. We are located adjacent to our permanent campus currently under complete reconstruction and our new campus is due to open in the 2024-2025 school year.


In the spring before magnet applications for middle school are due, current 5th graders interested in shadowing our Cambridge program in consideration of becoming a future Whirlwind will be able to sign up for preview days.     


Preview days will be in January/February 2024:    To sign up for this opportunity, click here!

Open House for Incoming Prospective Cambridge 6th Graders 

will be held in January 2024 at our temporary school site, 

1262 NW 31st Drive, Gainesville, FL 32605

(See below for the Cambridge Open House 2023 Newsletter)

Cambridge Open House Newsletter.pdf