Taiwan Exchange Program

The Cambridge-Ellis School takes part in a unique international cultural exchange program with a school in Taiwan, St. James Preschool.

Each year, we host one teacher from St. James Preschool, who teaches in our Mandarin Program at CES. We send two of our own teachers to Taiwan each summer to teach in the St. James summer English program.

This cultural exchange is highly valuable and enriching to both our teaching communities and fosters understanding and cross-cultural relationships.

Artist in Residence Program

Through the Ann Murphy Artisan Program, we host artists in residence every year. Recent themes included dance, textile, and healthy cooking. For each of the themes we invite artists, musicians, specialists such as bee keepers, chefs, dancers or story tellers to work directly with our children and introduce their art.

Student Teaching

Cambridge-Ellis is a teaching school in the truest sense and we mentor a number of student teachers every year from universities including Wheelock College, Lesley University, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts.


In 2013 we formed a partnership with the Early Childhood Program at the Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School. We visit their classroom for activities and host their student teachers for observations and internships at CES.

In 2014, we began hosting student interns from the Cambridge Community Charter School. Student Interns from CCCS are seniors in High School and complete 100 hours during their internship. Completing an internship in a community organization is a requirement for graduation.

In 2015 we began to welcome students from the Boston Arts Academy to volunteer during their community day. Students performed for CES children and offered an instrument petting zoo.

"Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings."

— Walt Disney