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Berkeley Adult School

1701 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-6130

The mission of Berkeley Adult School is to provide adult learners with equal access to learner-centered lifelong education in a safe, supportive multicultural environment.

General Information

  • Providing quality education since 1881.
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • Our mission is to ensure that adult learners have equal access to learner-centered education and training as a lifelong process in a cohesive, supportive and multicultural environment.
  • We offer a wide variety of courses to address the needs and interests of our diverse community.

Student Learning Outcomes

All students will:

  • Identify and achieve personal goals
  • Practice respect for diversity
  • Build self-confidence
  • Demonstrate effective communication
  • Develop and practice analytical thinking skills
  • Be lifelong learners

Adult Education at its Best

Berkeley Adult School offers low-cost classes in several different categories:

  • The Academic Department offers classes in science, social studies, English, arts, and math for those seeking a high school diploma. Special support and advising is available for students seeking a GED certificate.
  • The Career Technical Education Department (CTE) offers courses in office skills, computer applications, health-related occupational training, and other employment areas. Classes are open to all students. Special services and programs are available for job-seekers.
  • The English As a Second Language Department offers several levels of ESL, English pronunciation, citizenship and academic courses. Community Education (Fee-Based) Classes include dance, languages and more. Many fee-based community classes have online registration available.
  • Check the Saturday listings for short, one-day workshops. Some are introductions to longer courses (the computer classes), and others are community education classes like CPR/First Aid, GED testing, traffic school, and acupressure.
  • Offsite courses are held in community centers throughout Berkeley and include a lifelong-learning program for adults 50 and over, classes that enhance the quality of life for adults with disabilities, and classes that address the needs of the frail elderly.
  • We also offer Traffic Violators School.

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