Cambridge Public Schools

159 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

617-349-6400

The Cambridge Public School District includes 18 schools serving over 7,000 students. Cambridge does not have neighborhood schools. Under the Controlled Choice policy, school assignments are based on:

  • Parent preferences
  • Open seats
  • Socioeconomic balance as measured by the percentage of students who do, and do not, qualify for free or reduced price meals
  • Combined enrollment and demographics of the schools that feed into each Upper School
  • Whether the child speaks the program language of a two-way immersion program