Online Classes Starting Soon!

We are excited to offer a selection of our spring classes online during our temporary closure.

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Our Community's Support

Our mission has always been to provide a safe space where people from all walks of life can pursue their interests and passions. With your support, we will continue to welcome students and instructors into our classrooms for another 150 years.


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A Message About Spring Term

With the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, CCAE staff and instructors have been working tirelessly to ensure that we are still able to offer high quality adult education classes. As such, we have begun to transition certain Spring Term classes online.

Now, more than ever, being able to come together, if even online, is essential for maintaining a healthy, connected community .

To further ensure the safety of our students and staff, all in-person classes that have not transitioned to online are postponed until Monday, May 11.

Our hours of operation will be weekdays from 9am - 5pm. Registrations can still be made online at any time or you can contact us at 617-547-6789 ext. 1 and during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

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Our Community's Support

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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"Thank you for all you bring to the community."

CCAE Donor

"I hope you can keep your wonderful Center functioning. I have taken many wonderful classes and support your mission."

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"Thank you for providing excellent classes."

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Lobster, Of Course!


September 10 (postponed from June 4)
5:30pm - 8pm
Courtyard of the Blacksmith House

Gathering together as a community is especially meaningful these days. Join the Cambridge Center for Adult Education community for Lobster, Of Course!, and acknowledge how essential CCAE is in your life, as you help to fund the next 150 years of excellent, experiential adult learning. The evening will feature irresistible tastes, education, and merriment under a canopy of sparkling fairy lights in the Blacksmith House courtyard.

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Lobster Of Course MEDIUM Sep 10

"The atmosphere of trust Frannie [Lindsay] created among us allowed everyone to feel confident about sharing poems and commenting."

V.G., Writing the Unspeakable: A Poetry Workshop on Trauma

"[The instructor has a] great personality she makes learning so much fun! She makes everyone feel confident and welcome."

Genesis R., Korean: Beginner Level 1

"I developed the knowledge and confidence to dive in and start cooking at home. Yay!"

Craig S., Basic Cooking Skills & Techniques

"Very fun and informative class! Jim is a great teacher, very encouraging and explains the dances well!!"

Dagny D., Ballroom Dancing

Rent our Space!

Bring your staff for a team building opportunity, celebrate your birthday with family & friends, or host a private event. Check out our variety of classroom and meeting spaces in our two historic properties at 42 and 56 Brattle Street conveniently located near the Harvard Square station in Cambridge.

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