Adult Learning in Somerville


We have the right course for you at the Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (SCALE).

For over 45 years, SCALE has taught 1,200 adult learners yearly in basic reading, writing, and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, and the high school credential. SCALE's facilities are fully accessible and include a computer lab and on-site test center. Classes are free. Fees are charged for orientations, adult evening school, testing, and for the ADP (Adult Diploma Program). Visit the SCALE office at 167 Holland Street during office hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

English Classes

In partnership with The Welcome Project in Somerville, the SPS Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) also offers English language courses to adults throughout the year. Classes are held in the mornings, evening, and Saturdays at beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate levels. They are an opportunity to practice speaking English and learn how to engage with your child's teachers and education. To register, call the SFLC at 617-625-6600 x3706.


The FabVille Design Lab is a makerspace devoted to digital fabrication and rapid prototyping technology for people of all skill levels and backgrounds. After school hours, community members are invited to work on community projects, join a workshop, or take classes. Learn more: