About CCSC

Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is a charter public school. Located in the Kendall Square area near MIT, the school serves 360 students in grades 6-12.

Open since 2005, CCSC provides a rigorous academic program that places all students on the pathway to college success. The CCSC academic program is demanding, and students are held to very high standards for both academics and behavior. The school’s small size and low student-faculty ratio ensure that every student is well known to and closely supported by a dedicated and skilled corps of teachers and administrators.

Measures of Success

CCSC earned a Level 1 rating from the state (the highest possible), 2012-16.

In 2014, CCSC's percentile rating ranked the school #2 among all combined middle and high schools statewide and #1 among those in metro Boston, based on MCAS scores and median rates of student growth across all grades. 

In 2013 and 2012, 100% of 10th graders at CCSC scored advanced or proficient on the ELA MCAS, earning the school a #1 ranking statewide.

In 2012 and 2011, 100% of 10th graders at CCSC scored advanced or proficient on the math MCAS, earning the school a #1 ranking statewide.

In 2011, CCSC was 1 of 14 charter schools in the U.S. to be awarded an EPIC grant for attaining the highest gains in student achievement.

Since 2009, when CCSC graduated its first class, 100% of seniors have been admitted to college, 90% to four-year schools including Amherst College, Boston College, Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell, Dartmouth, Hamilton, Haverford, Northeastern, UMass Amherst and the University of Virginia.

A hallmark of the CCSC program is the required Senior Internship Program, which provides students with meaningful, real-world experiences with local businesses and non-profits.

To see additional recognition, please visit the CCSC In the Press and the Accolades section. 


Apply to Enroll at CCSC

Enrollment is by public, blind lottery. While siblings of current students and Cambridge residents have priority, the lottery is open to students from any town in Massachusetts. Proof of Massachusetts residency is required with every lottery application. 

We enroll new students in grades 6-9. Learn more about the lottery process and apply online here.

Interested in teaching at CCSC?

We start recruiting new teachers in the late winter/early spring of the preceding school year. Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for job postings.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 617-354-0047

Email: info@ccscambridge.org

Fax: 617-354-3624

Community Charter School of Cambridge
245 Bent Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

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In accordance with both state and federal laws, Community Charter School of Cambridge does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment of its services, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement.