About Us

Cambridge Center for Adult Education is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of high-quality, low-cost educational experiences in Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding area since 1870.

Who We Are

CCAE provides place based, person to person experiential education. Located on historic Brattle Street in Harvard Square, we welcome students from all walks of life to come together and create, explore, and grow in our wide-range of classes. From art and cooking to languages and literature, join us and have fun, make friends, and learn in the heart of Harvard Square.

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

Hours & Calendar

Office Hours:
Monday–Thursday: 9am–9pm
Friday: 9am–7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am–4pm

Special Holiday Hours:
December 23 - January 5 (unless closed): 9am-5pm

Office closed and no classes held on:

  • Christmas Eve and Day, December 24 & 25
  • December 28 & 29
  • New Year's Eve and Day, December 31 & January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20
  • President's Day, February 17

Term Schedule

Current Term: Fall
Winter Registration Open Now
Winter Term Classes Start January 13

Classroom Locations

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