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 Summer Sampler 
Friday, July 20 and Friday, August 17 | 56 Brattle Street | $25

Join us for fun and refreshments on the 3rd Fridays of July and August, and sample the experience of our classes in visual, performing, culinary, and language arts! Both new and returning students are welcome to attend any and all events each evening, plus enjoy snacks, refreshments, and good company. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot.

Learn more & purchase tickets here


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


Check out our latest blog post:

Oysters Of Course Blog Picture

On the evening of Thursday, May 31, donors, friends, faculty, students, and staff gathered in the courtyard of the Blacksmith House, under our nautical flags and twinkling lights to eat oysters, drink rosé at Oysters, Of Course! Thank you to all of the restaurants and chefs who donated the delicious food and drink for us to taste and enjoy! Check out photos from the fantastic event in the video above.