Cambridgeport School began in 1990–91 with a single kindergarten class
in the Cambridgeport section of Cambridge. A decade later it moved into
the former Fletcher School building in Area IV and now remains a rather
small school with about 250 students in Preschool (Special Start)-5th
grade. From the beginning, the school was built upon the idea that
teachers and families can work together as a community toward assuring
success for every child. The school values the culture and beliefs that
each child brings to the classroom.
of the teachers share a constructivist approach to learning—the belief
that children must engage with their world in order to make sense of it
and build their knowledge. It is through hands-on, real-world inquiry
that children learn. Teachers create learning environments that guide
and capture our students’ interests, helping develop the critical
thinking and problem-solving skills to succeed in life.
We believe in having high standards for academic achievement, in the
context of a community that works together. As a community of learners,
each student is expected to take responsibility for his/her own
learning, while collaborating, supporting and respecting others.