Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS) (9-12)

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Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) is among the most diverse high schools in Massachusetts, with 83 different countries represented within its halls. Within this vibrant community, students experience a challenging, rigorous, and supportive educational environment.

The high school is divided into four learning communities of about 450 students each: C, R, L, and S. Students remain in the same Learning Community of the course of their high school experience, which allows them to get to know their Learning Community Deans, Guidance Counselors, Social Worker, School Psychologist, and Clerk. For most students, the Learning Community serves as a smaller academic home where they can find information, seek encouragement, and receive support.

One way that academic rigor is supported at CRLS is through the school’s 4x4 Block Schedule, which consists of four 84-minute periods per day. The Block Schedule allows for unique scheduling opportunities, such as “doubling up” to take two classes during the same year that would be offered over consecutive years in other school districts.

In addition, the Block Schedule provides more time to think and engage in active learning, and students appreciate having fewer classes to prepare for each night, with fewer books and materials to manage. Whatever a student’s interests or priorities, the CRLS Course Catalogue contains an engaging array of learning opportunities. The curriculum proceeds through core requirements into many exciting and diverse options. Just a sampling of available course offerings includes: Computer Science, Literature in Religion, Statistics & Society, African American History, Leadership & Community Action, Sociology, Digital Film & TV Production, Robotics, African Literature, Oceanography, Brain & Behavior, Modern Dance Company, and Playwriting.

Due to the Block Schedule, students may choose to pursue up to six sequential courses in Spanish or French. CRLS offers a four-course sequence in Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, a three course sequence in Latin, and American Sign Language 1 and 2.

Embedded within CRLS are our career and technical education program, the Rindge School of Technical Arts; and our smaller non-traditional high school option, the High School Extension Program, which is located a few blocks away, at 359 Broadway.
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School Hours:
8:35AM – 3PM

Contact:
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, 02138
617.349.6630

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Key Contacts:
Principal: Damon Smith
Assistant Principal: Robert Tynes
Clerks: Yemisi Oluwole & Sandra Stone
Family Liaison: Greta Hardina
Teen Health Center: 617.665.1548
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