Winter Term Registration is now open. Sign up today!

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Winter Term Registration is now open. Sign up today!

Click here to register.

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) 
provides valuable and memorable learning experiences for the diverse adults of Greater Cambridge.

Founded in 1876 as the Cambridge Social Union, the organization was renamed CCAE in 1936. Based in Harvard Square, in two properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, CCAE offers classes in our six centers of expertise: Languages and World Cultures; Visual Arts; Performing Arts; Literary Arts; Culinary Arts; and Business & Technology. Over 400 professionals teach these classes, consistently earning excellent reviews from students. Our audiences are diverse by age, race, and household income.


The Center Blog The official blog of the CCAE.

If you are reading this post, you may have already noticed the Cambridge Center for Adult Education has a new look! I do not mean the extensive structural rennovations to the historic William Brattle House or the festive new courtyard at the Dexter Pratt House. We have a new website and a new registration system! This project has been in the works for over a year and we finally launched our new site on Wednesday, October 8. Take a look around and let us know what you think!

Please note: All students will need to create a new customer account, whether you took a class in 1962 or just this past summer. It isn't often that you get a chance to start over, so pick out a snazzy username that you will remember this time!

To get there yourself, click on the "Courses" tab at the top of the page and then click to expand the "My Account" dropdown menu and choose "Update Profile." Or... click here. The rest is easy.

(Of course if you do have any questions, just call us at 617.547.6789 or email us at