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Education

Massachusetts has one of the highest quality education systems in the country and offers various options for early (birth to preschool), elementary, middle, high school, and higher education. 
Parents can use the Department of Early Education and Care's program search tool to find licensed early education and care programs for infant, toddler, and preschool age children, and out-of-school time programs for school-age children. 
Parents can use the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)’s tool to research profiles of K-12 public schools and school districts and find information on class size, teacher-to-student ratios, and test scores. Families can also consider several different types of schools, both inside and outside their home district. Massachusetts students are consistently ranked among the top in the world in math, science, and reading.
Massachusetts is also home to a world-class collection of prestigious private colleges and universities, including the nation’s oldest post-secondary institution, Harvard University. The University of Massachusetts, state universities and community colleges offer a wide range of degree and certificate programs, as well as honors programs, research opportunities and on-line learning options. You can learn more at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s web site.