Experience college life in a supportive environment.

Gain the skills and confidence to work in a paid job, live on your own, and have an active social life. Our two-year core program prepares you for a range of careers, from hospitality and retail, to food service, early childhood care, office work, and more. Small classes mean you’ll get lots of personal attention, and internships get you ready for work after graduation.

Classes like personal finance and apartment living prepare you for life after school. Specialized courses and internships prepare you for rewarding jobs.

Starting your first year, you’ll work in internships to get hands-on job training. From our location in Cambridge, Massachusetts, you’ll use public transportation to get to your internships and explore what our neighborhood has to offer.

You’ll get a certificate of completion and 6 college credits when you finish the core program. Then, celebrate your accomplishments at graduation with friends, family, and teachers.

Academics
What You'll Learn
Threshold students graduate with the skills needed for:
Careers
Where You'll Intern
Threshold students complete two internships at sites throughout Greater Boston, including:

Continued Support

After graduation, you can continue to prepare for independent living in one of two optional programs—Transition Year or Bridge Year. And, you can start using the Threshold Alumni Center’s support services. No matter what path you take after graduation, our faculty and staff are here to offer support and encouragement.

“I always wanted to work with children. Coming to Threshold gave me a great education and taught me how to be a toddler teacher. I love my job. My internships really helped me.”
Sarah, Threshold Alum

Faculty & Staff

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