News & Updates

We recently concluded our 8th school year, our most successful to date. I’m pleased to share a few end-of-the-year highlights:

• Every member of the Class of 2013, our largest ever, was accepted to college. Valedictorian Sylvia Sanchez will attend Boston College, our 4th Posse Scholar, Janika Beatty (pictured at left with me), will attend Hamilton College, and for the first time we are sending graduates to Bentley University, Howard University, and Smith College. (Read more.)

• Our annual Senior Internship Exhibit showcased the breadth of professional mentoring available in our Kendall Square neighborhood, and we thank the many local organizations across Cambridge and Boston that sponsored interns this spring. (Read more.)

Community Charter School of Cambridge graduated its fifth class on Sunday, June 16, as thirty-two seniors, the school’s largest-ever class, walked across the stage at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium to receive their diplomas from Board of Trustees President Denise Jillson. By CCSC custom, each graduate’s faculty advisor said a few words about the student’s unique strengths and the positive impact that each will make at his or her future college. For the fifth straight year, 100% of seniors were accepted to college; every member of the Class of 2013 will attend college next year, over 90% at four-year schools (see list below).

The Senior Internship Program is the capstone of the CCSC experience, and the program culminates with the annual Exhibition Night. At this year’s event, held on May 22, the Upper School building was filled to capacity, as the Class of 2013 shared what they learned and accomplished as interns this spring.

Get the inside scoop about life at CCSC by visiting our new blog, “The CCSC Scene,” at

The blog offers posts on community life, school traditions, field trips, events, extracurricular activities, and more. Every Thursday we post the weekly shout-outs recognizing individuals who exemplify the school’s core values of courage, commitment, scholarship and citizenship.


Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is pleased to announce that Steve Vinter, the Cambridge site director of Google, Inc., has joined the school’s Board of Trustees. A founding board member and currently Vice President of the Kendall Square Association, he brings deep ties to the local technology community and three decades of experience in the industry.

An Executive Committee member of Governor Deval Patrick’s Mass Tech Hub Collaborative, he chairs the Talent Working Group, one of whose priorities is to develop the pipeline of highly skilled workers by strengthening computer science and STEM education in the public schools. He also serves on the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Science and is a member of the STEM Advisory Committee at Citizen Schools.