Classes begin:

September and


Classes in Session:

Monday - Friday

School Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Register for Classes!

Students must register in person. For information about our Information & Registration Sessions, please download our flyer Click here

Online Learning at the Adult Learning Center is ideal for people with busy schedules and lifestyles. With an Internet connection you can participate anywhere, anytime time. For more information, please download our flyer Click here

         CONTACT US

Maria I. Harris


Katie Ehresman Coordinator

Karla DeLeon


Recruitment & Placement

Adult Learning Center
Family Literacy Program

60 Geneva Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02121

Mailing Address:

60 Washington Street

Dorchester, MA 02121

Phone: 617.635.9300

Fax: 617.635.6748


Welcome to the The Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center! We’re committed to strengthening literacy and parenting skills of in families of children enrolled in Boston Public Schools.

The Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center is a day-time program offering adult basic education, all levels of English for adult language learners, GED preparation, and computer literacy classes.  Our program is free and available to any parent of a child enrolled in Boston Public Schools.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must come in for an information/registration session and a placement test to assess reading/writing and speaking/listening skills. Remember, there is no good or bad score. The test results are used to determine the best class for the student.

Please Note: The current wait time is usually six months.  It’s best to add your name to our wait list since we fill any open slots from the wait list.


“I like the hope, caring and understanding of the teachers. They really want you to succeed.”

Adult Learning Center Student

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Family Literacy Program

Helps parents and children learn together. A Parenting Skills Curriculum provides parents the opportunity to strengthen their parenting skills. Read more

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Provides educational services from basic literacy and math to high school equivalency and adult diploma programs. Read more

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Read more

G.E.D. Exam Preparation Classes

Study writing, English, social studies, science, literature and math in preparation for the high school equivalency exam. Read more

G.E.D. Testing Program

We offer the test Eleven times per year in Spanish and English. Read more