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CRLS Freshman Academy

By Cambridge Public Schools

Our 4-week program for rising 9th graders offers an introduction to all the best parts of high school, including school clubs, supports, curriculum/classes, and navigating the school.

This program runs during the summer.

The exact program dates and times are TBD. Please contact us with questions or check back for updates!

Ages: 14 and 15.

Grades 8th grade and 9th grade.

Cambridge residents only.
Organization affiliates only.

This program is for current CPS 8th graders who will be entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2022.

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Kristin Kelley

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

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Signup is ongoing until spots are filled or until the program begins.



  • In-person only.

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS)

459 Broadway Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

Rising 9th graders will have the opportunity to have a 4 week hybrid orientation of the high school to learn about CRLS and be able to ask questions and meet current staff before their first day of school. Participants will learn about school clubs, support programs, curriculum/classes, navigating the campus, and Google Suite tools/applications. They will also meet other rising 9th graders through this program. Our hope is that they will feel welcome and part of the community before their first day of 9th grade.