Summer Classes Start Next Week!

Register today for classes starting the week of June 21!


Browse our Summer Term Virtual Catalog!

Flip through and sign up for classes starting June - August!

Virtual Catalog

Check out the Summer Cooking Calendar!

Register today for upcoming food and wine classes starting all summer long!

Upcoming Classes

Summer Classes Update

This summer we are offering a combination of engaging online classes, fun summertime outdoor classes, and a small selection of in-person classes that will meet inside our historic buildings on Brattle Street at a limited-capacity. For more information, see our in-person class safety guidelines We also encourage all able students to receive their COVID-19 vaccination to ensure the safety of other students, instructors, staff, and community members.

As more and more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations, we are optimistic about offering a wider selection of in-person classes in the fall term. We will continue to follow state guidelines and limit the capacity of classes in order to give students more space and more personalized attention. We look forward to seeing many more of our students and instructors in-person again, and we will also continue to offer online classes in all departments.

View our hours of operation. Registrations can be made online at any time and CCAE staff can be reached at 617-547-6789 ext. 1 or

Thank you for your continued support!

"The class selections for advanced Spanish speakers during COVID have been absolutely fabulous... Keep these types of classes coming. All 5 of my COVID classes have been full so there appears to be more of a demand for advanced Spanish than many years ago. Bravo, CCAE!"

Janet L., Spanish Advanced Literature and Conversation: Reflections on Society and Poems

"It was one of the best experiences learning how to make noodles. Ploy made the class fun. Making hand pulled and udon noodles is such a great skill to learn. The class was full of techniques and tips. Thank you!"

Student, Making Noodles from Scratch: Hand Pulled & Udon

"Elizabeth [Merrick]'s knowledge and enthusiasm were evident throughout the presentation - quite a feat with Zoom. She seemed genuinely pleased to share her knowledge."

Michelle M., Boston's History Told Through Houses of Worship

"Lena [Borovici] is so amazing! So clear, concise, and helpful. Her demonstrations and videos were absolutely fantastic and I came away with a lot of confidence in my abilities. The setup of cameras (three angles, with the coordinator spotlighting appropriate ones) was super helpful!"

Student, Wardrobe Alterations at Home

Private Zoom Classes!

Get all of the benefits of a CCAE online experience in a private setting to immerse yourself in virtual learning and local culture at home. Private virtual classes are perfect for special occasions, creative team building activities, or just to have fun with friends.

Whether it's a team building event for your business, a loved one's birthday, or an online hangout with friends, we will put together the perfect class for you. Contact us at and start planning today!

Dumpling Class July 14 2020 Ploy Law Firm Class

Homemade Dumplings class with Holland & Knight LLP.

Scholarships Available

CCAE offers need-based financial assistance. For more than a century, CCAE has served as an integral part of the fabric of our community, bringing small groups of people together to learn something new. We are committed to inviting everyone to participate in our programming, regardless of financial means.

For more information, and to apply for a scholarships, view our scholarship guidelines.

Support CCAE

From all of us at CCAE, we wanted to say thank you for your kindness and generosity during this unprecedented time. Your continued support shows the importance of education within our community. We are confident that working together we can all get through this and we cannot wait to see you in class again!

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