Schools & Childcare

In order to enroll your child into Cambridge or Boston Public Schools, you must have a signed copy of your lease to prove residency.

Public Schools

There are many private schools in the area as well. For a third party rating of public, private and parochial schools, you may find information at valuable

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Student Babysitters

If you are looking for a babysitter, try the Student Employment Office at Harvard. You can browse ads from undergraduates offering to babysit, or post an ad yourself.

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Community and After-School Programs

  • Cambridge Community Schools 
    The City of Cambridge provides afterschool educational, social, cultural, and recreational options for all ages in the Cambridge Community
  • DHSP Resource Guide 
    The DHSP Resource Guide contains an extensive list of childcare and enrichment programs, conveniently organized by neighborhood, including some information on costs.
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Please note: Neither Harvard University nor Harvard University Housing manages any of the sites or groups referenced on this page.