To provide a variety of high quality educational services to BPS parents, children, employees and other Boston residents to develop their educational status, political status, economic status and lives.

Boston Public Schools (BPS) has for over 140 years responded to adults in need of education and has recognized that critical to the success of every child’s education is parent and family involvement.  In order to improve learning for all children, educational opportunities are made available for parents and other adults in the community.

We provide basic skills that prepare parents to enter the workforce, higher education and job training. Our adult students represent the Boston community: native-born Americans and immigrants who need educational credentials, English language skills and/or math proficiency to compete in the workforce.



Adult Basic Education (ABE)          

Family Literacy Program

HiSET Preparation

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

High School Diploma

Career Pathways Program

College Transition Program

        CONTACT US

Department of Adult Education & Community Services

Madison Park Complex

Building 1

55 Malcolm X Boulevard

Roxbury, MA 02120

Phone: 617.635.9300 or 617.635.9827

Fax: 617.635.9045

We are located on the plaza behind the flagpoles; use the double green doors on the right to enter. Ring the doorbell and come up the stairs to the 4th floor.



Adult Learning Center New Location

On July 2014, the ALC moved to the Madison Park Vocational High School, Building 1 (55 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury, MA 02120). ALC’s phone number is the same, 617.635.9300.

Information and Registration Sessions

All interested students must attend an information session to learn about course options, how to enroll, and more. To download a copy of our flyer, please Click Here


“The school changed everything not only for me, but for my son too.  I can go to my son’s school meetings without an interpreter.”

Adult Learning Center Student

For information on how to get a High School Credential visit our Frequently Asked Questions