Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) provides high-quality, fun educational opportunities for the diverse adults of Greater Boston. Sign up today for a class in Cooking, Art, Music, Acting, ESL, French, Spanish, Wine & Spirits and more. For more than a century, the CCAE has provided an oasis of learning in Harvard Square. At CCAE, you can pursue your passions and interests in a welcoming community. Every year, more than 10,000 adults take classes here, looking for knowledge offered in an affordable, social setting and a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. 

Located in two historic buildings on Brattle Street - the William Brattle House (1727) and the Blacksmith House (1808) - CCAE is steps away from the Harvard Square T station, bus lines, and parking garages.


Of Course! | A Gala Benefit Party for CCAE
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Join us for a celebration of all that is best about CCAE, featuring irresistible mini-classes at CCAE on topics that have caught the fancy or passion of our best CCAE instructors, followed by a brass band parade to The Charles Hotel. There, we enjoy small bites from the best restaurants in the city, cocktails, wine and beer, and best of all, the spirited conversation and sense of convivial community that CCAE is famous for, all while celebrating CCAE’s 80th birthday! More Information



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On Thursday, November 15, Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17 CCAE students and instructors performed pieces from their classes in Spiegel Auditorium at 56 Brattle Street! Students, instructors, neighbors, and friends enjoyed three evenings of music, theater, comedy, and more.