Our Mission

To offer a wide range of engaging, affordable, high-quality classes to curious adults, in a welcoming community that sparks creativity, exploration, and growth.

Who We Are

Established in 1870, Cambridge Center for Adult Education is a non-profit organization located in the heart of Harvard Square. We provide exceptional hands-on multidisciplinary educational classes, from art and cooking, to theater and life & wellness, to languages and literature. We welcome students from all walks of life to join us to expand your worldview, develop your professional skill set, take up a new hobby, or simply to have fun and make new friends in a community of life-long learners.

  • Diverse Classes
  • Fun and Supportive Atmosphere
  • Welcoming Community
  • Knowledgeable Instructors
  • Central Location

Hours & Calendar

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm


CCAE will be closed and no classes will be held on:

Independence Day weekend: July 4-7, 2024
Labor Day weekend: August 31-September 2, 2024

Term Schedule

Current Term: Summer

Classroom Locations

42 Brattle Street and 56 Brattle Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

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