While Community Charter School of Cambridge’s reputation grows, so too does its student population.
So when space became available the building directly adjacent to the school, CCSC administration, backed by the Board of Trustees, jumped at the opportunity to expand.
“This really was the perfect opportunity for us, at the right time, as we want to provide our students and our faculty with the best possible space in which to learn and teach,” said Caleb Hurst-Hiller, CCSC’s Head of School.
In 5,500 square feet of space on the third floor of 255 Bent Street, CCSC is adding four new classrooms, including one for biology and engineering. Also included are a few small work spaces in which teachers can work one-on-one with students or meet with colleagues to discuss and share teaching strategies.
Paula Evans, founder of CCSC, has spent significant time and energy budgeting for eventual expansion and now is overseeing the final stages of renovation. “Our other two buildings are bursting at the seams with 360 students,” she said. “We will be at capacity this year. Teachers have been working on top of each other; now there will be a bit more space, for both small groups of students to work and for teachers to plan, grade, and work in curricular and grade level teams when they are not teaching.”
Now in its eighth year, CCSC has quickly become one of the area’s premier college preparatory programs for 7th-12th grade students. As a Commonwealth charter school, CCSC serves students from Cambridge, Boston, and many surrounding communities. Since 2009, every CCSC graduate has gained college admission, 95% to four-year schools, including Cornell, Dartmouth, Boston College, UMass, Tufts, Wheaton, and many others. For more information, please visit www.ccscambridge.org or call 617 354 0047.