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

*Closed on Sundays if no classes are running.

Office Closed and No Classes on:

  • Labor Day, Office Closed Office Closed Saturday, September 2 through Monday, 4

Term Schedule

Current Term: Summer

Fall Term Registration on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Fall Term Starts on Monday, September 18, 2023

Classroom Locations

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

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