Cambridge Public Schools

159 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 02141


The Cambridge Public School District includes 18 schools serving approximately 7,500 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