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The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School

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<p>Founded in 1933, the Adult School offers classes ranging from practical to imaginative. They have single and multiple session classes. One example of a previous practical class was the five-session class, "Basic Accounting for Non-finance People." Previous creative classes include "Mixed Media and Illustrative Drawing" and "Water Color Painting." They also have multiple language classes including Spanish, French, Italian and more.</p>
<p><br> Most classes are held at Columbia High School (CHS) and South Orange Middle School. The main office is in the A-wing of CHS. Some art classes are held at private studios in South Orange and Maplewood but they are open to people from all over the region.<br> <br> There are over 150 classes in the spring, summer and fall for adults and teens 14 and up.<br> <br> The other two major programs of the Adult School are:<br> <br>    * A free ESL and GED-prep program. Classes are held at CHS and the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library. Five hundred people from 45 countries typically enroll.<br>    * A four-week children's camp is offered each summer. Staff members are district teachers who offer creative and academic enrichment courses. Financial aid is available.</p>
17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
(973) 378-7620
  • Fax: 973-378-2819
  • Accessibility Details: All of the schools are accessible.
  • Accessibility Details: There is a ramp at the street level.
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 10am - 4pm; Sat. 9 am-noon when classes are in session.
  • Hours: Mon - Wed, 8am - 4pm; Thu, 8am - 6pm; Fri, 8am - 5pm; Sat, 9am - 2pm; Sun, closed
  • Accessible: yes
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