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.


CCAE Celebrity Chef MasterClass Series

Check out CCAE's exciting new Celebrity Chef MasterClass series kicking off Wednesday, November 7 with Chef Tony Maws of Craigie on Main and The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Wednesday, November 14 with Chef James Salomone of Parsnip, & Wednesday, December 5 with Chef Michael Pagliarini of Guilia and Benedetto!

Learn more & register here


NEW TIME! Wednesdays beginning October 3 at 1pm in the Spiegel Auditorium, 56 Brattle Street. $5 Admission. More information here

Stimulate your mind mid-day with $5 lunchtime lectures—with complimentary coffee and tea—on topics in everything from history and current events, to culture and personal wellness.


Check out our latest blog post:

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In Fall 1938, what was previously known as the Cambridge Social Union officially became Cambridge Center for Adult Education. This fall, we’re celebrating 80 years of creating, exploring, and growing. Visit our latest blog post for fun facts about 1938 from CCAE instructors Brian Bixby and Anatole Sykley!