Named in honor of England’s University of Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is famous for its rich academic wealth. Did you know that every one in four person walking the streets of Boston and Cambridge is a college student?
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Cambridge Schools History
Cambridge, known as “Newtowne” from 1630-38, was founded by Puritans who came from England to build a new community. Soon, the city had its first school and the first college in America: Harvard College.
Harvard University was originally founded in 1636 to train young men for the ministry and for positions of leadership within the godly community. Over time, education in Cambridge grew extensively. As more Cambridge schools were established, intellectual men and women began to brighten up the village.
Famous figures such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz (founder of Radcliffe), and William Dean Howells all once walked the streets of the village.
Click the video below to watch a Harvard student’s tour of Harvard University:
Cambridge also has many online course options. We recommend The Great Courses, packed with the academia and prestige that Cambridge is known for.
To your left we’ve compiled information and pages on The Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Public Library, Charter Schools, Private and Religious schools and of course Harvard and MIT.
At least 129 of the world’s total 780 Nobel Prize winners have been, at some point in their careers, affiliated with universities in Cambridge.
As you can see, many of America’s most talented people have been fellow Cambridge-ians.
Cambridge Schools Today
Once an industrial city of the 19th and early-20th centuries, Cambridge has become one of the most knowledge-intensive regions of the world.
Besides Harvard and MIT, there are seven well-established institutions enhancing the city of Cambridge, including Cambridge College, the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, the Episcopal Divinity School, Hult International Business School, Lesley University, Longy School of Music, and the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.
From Cambridge public schools to Cambridge community schools, the city is also home to many other educational institutions.