Going to school in one of the world’s smartest cities.
Ranked among the brainiest metropolitan areas in the United States, Cambridge–Boston has one of the highest concentrations of academic institutions in the world. The community is passionate about education, and its commitment to quality schools extends across the entire spectrum of the area’s classrooms.
During your MIT Sloan Fellows year, your school-aged children will have the opportunity to learn, explore, and grow in diverse, nurturing, and stimulating educational environments. The MIT community has an extensive network of support and information resources to help you evaluate your options and arrange for your child’s schooling.
Partners of Fellows can enroll in classes at one or more of the many academic institutions. You can even take a course from the MIT Sloan Fellows curriculum—Choice Points: Readings on the Exercise of Power & Responsibility. The course includes an exploration of your own decision-making style, and partners and fellows who have taken Choice Points describe it as life changing.
- MIT Work-Life Resources 24/7 Reach a consultant 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or use the comprehensive online resources for information about choosing public and private schools, understanding the American school system, advocating for children with special needs, and much more.
- Newcomers’ Guide to Schooling The Newcomers’ Guide to Schooling of the spouses&partners@MIT website provides a concise overview of local schools, including links to city, town, and state government websites.
More online resources to help you explore private schooling options
- Language Conversation Exchange Build language skills and connect with people across the MIT community for conversation, cultural exchange, and friendship.
College and adult education
The MIT Work-Life Resources 24/7 (schools page), Newcomers’ Guide to Schooling, and Harvard University Division of Continuing Education provide detailed information and offerings for degree and nondegree adult education.
During MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January, you can learn the finer points of everything from nuclear physics to the Japanese tea ceremony. Many courses are free and open to all members of the MIT Community.
I couldn’t believe the diversity and number of cultural programs for kids at MIT and in Cambridge and Boston. My son made many friends and educated me about everything he learned on other cultures. And even though he had plenty of Spanish-speaking friends, he learned to speak English very well.Karin Peier
Jonathan Hayes, SF ’09